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Beauty // 9 Cute-Sexy-Chic Leopard Print Nail Ideas

cute and chic leopard print nail art ideas and manicures for fallPale pink manicure with leopard accents via @mrskmeaks

I’m on a leopard kick this week (I’ve even changed all my featured posts to LEOPARD themed) and upon looking around for more, I realized that I’ve never done a leopard print nail art tutorial! Though this one reminds me of cat eyes, I was shocked myself… and since four of my nails broke in the last few days, I can’t even try to DIY a manicure for you. But Instagram is packed full of cute ideas if you search #leopardprintnails (and there are already new posts since I searched last!)

…but I was on a particular search, since oftentimes leopard print can go a little trashy (shh, don’t tell) so I wanted looks that were cute and chic but also with a hint of sexiness, because you want a little RARRR, just not too much.

So I pulled my favorites from the “gram” even though I’m sure there are dozens, if not millions more, here are a few of my favorite leo print nail art inspo looks for Fall. And if you want to give it a go, here’s a quick video tutorial on how to easily paint leopard print for the perfect manicure.

Classic Leopard Print with Metallic

Love this classic leopard print mani, but what makes it POP is the hint of copper metallic in the leopard dots… via @heymichellelee for Allure Magazine

Ombre Mauve + Plums with Leopard Accent

This gradual ombre mauve look with a leopard accent nail via @fashionablykay is perfect for Fall if you like warm plums rather than rusty-neutrals. I love the take on the classic.

Soft Natural & Ivory w/Gold

leopard print manicure

The double accents on this manicure of the metallic gold stripe and the leopard print nail give this natural and ivory toned manicure a fun POP via @hsbyun212

Mixing Prints

How cute is this manicure? I would have never thought to mix pastel stripes with leopard print but I just love the way the two classics combine for a fun retro vibe… via @phoebelovesbeauty

So Sweet!

sweet and pretty leopard print nail art manicures

The soft pinks and almost heart shaped leopard print nail art on this manicure has got me swooning. I love it! via @imjenny_yoon

Matte Black Basics

classic matte black manicure with leopard print accent nails

Love this classic black mani with a twist! Mixed with the leopard accent nail art and matte topcoat, these nails are the cat’s meow 😉 via @nailsbyfg

Amped Up

This burgundy and caramel manicure with leopard accent nails is on fire! I love the white background on the leopard print… but it’s the matte finish that takes it from trashy to classy via @myanko0323


Last but not least, I love this soft and subtle manicure in grey tones with the full leo print! It’s giving me all the POP art vibes due to it’s contrast… You usually think of browns and warm tones for leo prints, but the grey levels it right up! via @buffcsvanda

What do you think, Lovecats!? Do you love the leopard print nail trend – or No? I think it’s a fun way to do “fall” and spice up your fingers a little bit, and these manicures have got me wishing my nails would grow out asap so I can give it a try!

Have Fun!

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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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