The song that inspired this manicure was Katy Perry's Roar. I think Katy Perry is one of the best pop stars ever and she's well known for her love of nail art so I wanted to create something that would do her justice. This actually turned out way nicer than I expected. With animal print in a busy manicure I always worry about going over the top but I think the background is subtle enough not to overpower the whole mani. I used a lot of different techniques here and it was fun to mix and match within one manicure.
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
I started with a base of China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around. I painted some Liquid Palisade around my cuticles to prevent a big mess and created a gradient using that and Sally Hansen Sun Kissed. There's a gradient tutorial here.
Next I stamped on the tiger print from Konad Plate M57 using Barry M Gold Foil.
Then finally I freehanded on the letters using black acrylic paint and a nail art brush.
It's all topped off with two coats of No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat
Day 22: Inspired by a Song 2012
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