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Animal Print Nail Designs To Inspire Your Next Manicure

Animal Print Nail Designs To Inspire Your Next Manicure
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This month, we’re encouraging everyone out there to embrace their wild side. Now I know what you’re thinking, so before you say it, let me assure you that just because we’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean we can’t get adventurous. From experimenting with makeup looks to trying out sassier manicures, now’s the time to get creative. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite animal print nail designs for you to try at home. Dig out your polishes and tools, Glossies, things are about to get wild.

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Leopard Print Never Gets Old

Recreate these feisty leopard-print nails by @nitanails on a nude base, then try your hand at sketching the large brown spots, before adding the smaller black ones. You can choose to do a full set of leopard prints, or mix it up with two special-design manicures and three plain, light pink ones.

Zebra Is Another Fabulous Choice

This simple but effective design by combines three striking, mirrored black nails with two zebra print ones – and it looks so good! Paint your thumb and index white, then add the black stripes, before painting your three other fingers entirely black.

Tiger Stripes Scream Fierce Woman

Show the world your feistiest side with these tiger print nails designed by @stephyclaws. Start with an orangey-amber base (preferably with a few sparkles running through it), then draw on the black stripes.

Tortoise Shell Says Elegance And Sophistication

Tortoise shell might not be as popular as it was a few years back, but this timeless classic will never go out of style.

Recreate @nitanails’ design by starting with a light brown base and apply darker brown and black shades over the top. Don’t forget to add a top coat to give it the iconic glossy finish tortoise shell needs.

Cow Print Makes A Comeback

Of course, if you want cute animal print nail inspiration, these cow patches are another really cute option. The brainchild of @bashbeauty, you just need a steady hand and three pots of nail polish (black, white and clear) to achieve this look.

Giraffe’s Are Cool Too

While a giraffe print might not be the first design that comes to mind, these bright yellow nails are perfect for spring. They’re also really original and will help you to stand out from the crowd (so get practicing for when you can start flaunting your nails to all of your friends again).

Get Colourful

If you want to embrace the animal print nail trend but prefer colourful nails, then you’ll love @xnailsdesignx’s creation. Simply paint each nail a different base colour, then draw on the leopard spots using a black polish.

Mix And Match

Of course, if you really want to go wild, you could mix and match your animal print patterns so that each nail has a different design. @chalboardnails wears zebra, leopard, tiger and giraffe nails to create her unique look.

Hopefully, these animal print nail designs have inspired you to get creative! Don’t forget to share your creations with us on social media using #GlossyAtHome and tagging @GLOSSYBOXUK.

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