Nail Arts

Zebra Print Nails Tutorial ~ Orange and Black Nail Design

Hi everyone, how is your day going! So weekend is here. Yay! Friday really lifts up my spirit. Guess many of you too feel the same way. Don’t you think! Well, I have this chic Zebra Print Nails Tutorial for you all. I have a thing for animal prints. I just buy stuff if I see animal prints on them 🙂 I did the zebra print as Accent Nail and rest I choose to do orange tips design on a pearl base. You can totally experiment with your favorite color combinations. Let’s dive into the Orange and Black Nail Design!

Zebra Print Nails Tutorial

Items and Tools I Used

  • Base Coat
  • Pearl Nail Polish – Maybelline Color Show Moon Beam
  • Orange Nail Polish – Maybelline Color Show Orange Fix
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • French Tip Guide and a Tweezer apply them
  • Multisize white pearl
  • Black Nail Art Pearl
  • Nail Art Liner Brush
  • Small Dotting tool to apply pearls
  • Top Coat

How I did the Nail Design

Start by applying base coat on all your nails. You can not skip this step. Base coat protects nails from staining and helps the manicure last long. After the nails are dry, apply the Pearl Nail Polish on all the nails. Give it some time to dry.

Take Black acrylic paint on the liner brush and make curvy lines on the Accent Nails. Zebra Prints looks kind of perfect but making them is not very hard. While drawing the lines press the brush to make the base of the line thick and reduce the pressure while dragging the brush lifting it upwards to get that perfect point at the end of the line. Draw it in such a way that two lines will meet at a point. Let it dry and cover it with a layer of Top Coat.

On other nails, place the french tip guide and apply Orange Nail Polish. Remove the sticker as quickly as possible. Now we will do the same on the Accent Nail. But before that make sure the nail is completely dry. If not then, while removing the sticker it will drag the original polish on your nail and ruin the manicure.

You gotta let each coat of the polish and each step of Nail Art dry before moving onto the next step. You can use a Nail dryer and It will save your time. Apply some clear polish/top coat on the orange tips and insert pearls. I used white and black pearls on the accent nail in different sizes. On other nails I just put black pearls. Seal the whole Design with Top Coat.

See the Video Tutorial below for a clear idea.

Check out my YouTube Channel for more Nail Art Tutorials.

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Let me know what you think of this Zebra Print Nails Tutorial. Share your thoughts in the comment box below. I would be happy to reply to your comments 🙂

Enjoy and Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check my Nail Art section for more awesome Nail Art Tutorials!



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  1. Hi Demi! Great tutorial! I love the combination of colors. Have you heard of Jamberry Nails? I haven’t tried them yet but they look amazing. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Hi Brianna, yes I have heard of jamberry nails. I use these, but not very frequently. Soon I will post few tutorial on them. Those are easy and fast way to get your nail done. I do like to paint my nails myself. But when in hurry, stickers are the way to go. 🙂

  2. Hi Demi, thanks for introducing this nail art. It looks fun to do. Your explanation is so clear and your pictures and video are very helpful. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks Rita. Glad that you liked it.

  3. very impressed with this post. I like the pictures and the information provided by you. My wife would love this 🙂

    1. Thanks Alex for liking and sharing.

  4. Looks like fun. I’m not sure I have the patience or steady hand to do this, even on my left hand let alone my right hand.

    1. Debra, it may look little difficult, but with few practice, this design will be very easy to pull off. Hope you will give it a try.

  5. Do you have any styles that are for nails that are more square shaped?

    1. Hi Sarah, Yes I do have few design for square shaped nails. I will post them soon. My nails a pointed, so you may see my major design are for them. But I will make a point to use some dummy nails to do design for square shaped. Thanks for the feedback.

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