Nail Art: Neon Pink, Silver & Black Leopard Nails

Silver, Black & Neon Pink Leopard Nails Nail ArtAlthough pink nail polish isn’t my favourite, I absolutely am cray-cray about neon pinks!

Confession time from a greeeen fieeend: This may be shocking, but I actually like neon pink nail polish better than neon green nail polish.

My birthday’s in February, and when I was thinking about what I should sport on my nails to be festive, at first I thought of using glitter.

But then I remembered how much I loved doing freehand pink and blue leopard nail art before. (I could’ve worn that manicure for a month because I never got sick of it.)

Since it’s been a long time since I last wore leopard nail art, I decided to try it out with a different combination. So here’s the birthday manicure I came up with: Freehand Neon Pink, Silver & Black Leopard Nails!

With the silver base, I think it gave this manicure the bling I desired for it to be festive. But because there’s no glitter, it’s super easy to remove.

All the nail polishes I used are by China Glaze: Shocking Pink (one of my favourite neons), Liquid Leather (my go-to black that I’ve almost finished an entire full-size bottle of), and Millennium (a metallic silver that can also be used for nail stamping).

I will most likely do more leopard manicures because this nail art is soooo easy and fast to do. Plus I like how you don’t need a ton of different colours or nail tools. Although intricate nail designs wow me, I really enjoy sharing designs on here that everyone can replicate, no matter what your skill level. Nail art should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those who can afford to buy all the supplies or who are professionals.

And what I love about the leopard pattern is that it’s not meant to be perfect. The imperfections are what make it cool to look at. (It totally is in harmony with my philosophy that happiness is more important than perfection.)

Neon Pink, Silver & Black Leopard Nail Art Swatches

All swatches have:

  • Essie First Base (Base Coat)
  • Neon Pink: 1 coat of China Glaze Shocking Pink
  • Black: 1 coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather
  • Silver: 2 coats of China Glaze Millennium
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Natural Light Photos

Silver, Black & Neon Pink Leopard Nails Nail Art

Pink, Black & Silver Leopard Nails Nail Art

Easy Leopard Nail Art

Easy Leopard Nails Nail Art

Silver, Black & Neon Pink Leopard Nail Art

Funky Leopard Nails Nail Art

Flash Photos

Quick & Easy Leopard Nailart Nails

Neon Pink Leopard Manicure

Neon Pink Leopard Nails

Pink Leopard Nail Art

Leopard Nails Nailart

Lately, I just can’t seem to get enough of leopard-print anything!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the purple leopard scarf my mom got me after she went on vacation a couple of years ago. You also saw the grey leopard leggings I love lounging in.

Although I like dogs, I have a softer spot for cats of all sizes. Hehe, so maybe if I continue this growing obsession for a few more years, I’ll turn into a big cat. (The Cheshire Cat may have been lacing my bottles of nail polish…Hmm…) 😉


In case you’re curious to learn more about some of the polishes I used in this post or would like to see my step-by-step tutorial on how to recreate leopard nails, please see the below links:

What animal print do you love wearing on your nails or in fashion accessories? Do you remember what manicure you wore for your most-recent birthday? What was the last freehand nail design you did?


16 thoughts on “Nail Art: Neon Pink, Silver & Black Leopard Nails

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Stella!

      YES – that’s the beauty of the leopard print! 😀 I really want to discover more of these kind of designs that are super easy to do, but that make a big statement. Those are the kind of designs I want to share with you all, too. The more accessible nail art is for everyone, the better!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey mariaemmafaria!

      YES – there’s just something about neon pinks, isn’t there? China Glaze Shocking Pink and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (more coral pink) are my favourites! If I didn’t have a blog, haha, I might wear those for months straight!

      Sure, go ahead and copy the colour combination! Feel free to post a photo of your manicure on my Facebook wall. I’m sure we’d all love to see your beautiful nails!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Great nailphiles think alike! Hehe, we’ve been drinking from the same punch! 😉

      A little trick for getting the leopard print to look more random? You can try adding irregular-shaped black spots to fill in the spaces in between the colours spots. I didn’t do it for this manicure, but if you look at the link to the pink and blue version, I did that. You can see how just adding those extra black bits really do wonders to blend it all together.

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! 😀

  1. Amanda

    I love doing leopard nails, because you’re right, they are SO easy! I actually did a leopard mani a couple weeks ago and also used neon pink and black 🙂 (but I had mine on a pale pink base)

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amanda!

      Neon pink and black is always a winning combination. You really can’t go wrong! 😉

      P.S. I love how yours was on a pale pink base. That sounds sweet!

  2. Daphane

    I think your nails would look great, dare I say fabulous, with a Sqouval shape. You should give it a try. Pretty Please

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Daphane!

      You know what? I’ve tried reshaping my nails a year or year and a half ago because I LOVE squoval nails. However, I’m not great at shaping my nails, so it turned out awful…haha! So, while I admire squovals on others, I seem to only be able to pull off my natural oval-ish nail shape. Aww…

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey shaimaa!

      Thank you so much! I seriously didn’t want to remove this design. I could easily wear leopard print on my nails for months straight!


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