NOTD, Faux-nad MLS301 Look #7 of the Contest/Giveaway!

Ok. Before we go any further, I want it to be known that I consider this manicure to be a fail. I want to also disclose that I may have unintentionally set it up to fail before I even began, as this is the image I’m least fond of on the whole plate.

This image is the “claw-ripped” leopard from the MLS301 Plate. I imagine it may look cute on nails long enough to feature it in it’s entirety, but mine are nowhere near that long. While most plates seem to offer images too short, MLS301 is the exact opposite! The length of the ripped-leopard stamp is a full inch long.

As you can see in the above pictures, I used it horizontally on my ring finger in an attempt to find some way to make this design work. I’m not sure how to judge it…I simply just don’t like this one very much.

I find myself thinking that if I was someone who didn’t know what it was, I might think it was an attempt at some sort of wooden flame, pepperoni look. WOODEN OCTOPI APPENDAGES.

Any suggestions or ideas are welcome!

This is look #7/12 in the Plate/Stamper Giveaway Contest!

All you have to do is comment for a chance to win! Rules and details can be seen here:


  • Susan says:

    Funny! I just thought it was an abstract. It’s not too bad on the pinky though.

    • Christina says:

      Oh, Susan. You are a lovely optimist.

      The pinky was another one where I was playing around with the stamp in attempts at making it work. I may try to do some sort of design where I spread it across all the four fingers. I think the stamp is long enough to do that (even at 1″ wide), which *could* make it look a bit more as it was intended.

      Thanks for the comment! :D

  • Angie says:

    I dig the red. Red and black are two of my favorite colors. Very classic yet trendy. Lovin’ this look!

  • Gretchen says:

    How about just using one side to create a branch form and then dot it with flowers, so it looks like a cherry or dogwood blossom branch. Maybe you could do the branch across all 4 nails even?

  • Louise says:

    It reminds me of a squid or octopus’ tentacles hahah!

    • Christina says:

      HAH! Lololol! Louise, that is absolute perfection. I have to edit this entry now. Thanks for making my night!

  • Tara says:

    Hmm, not going to lie this isn’t my fave either. I think to make it look good with the full design you’d have to use a few colours… so that the “skin” isn’t the same colour as inside the ripped bits, if that makes sense?

  • Jessica says:

    I don’t hate this look at all! But then again I happen to love pepperoni, so maybe that has something to do with it.

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