Twinsie Tuesday: Animal Inspired

14 Aug

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today we’re all showing manicures that are inspired by an animal.  Of course the first thing I though of was a leopard print, then a zebra; both of which I’ve done.  I thought about trying a giraffe, but decided on snake skin.  This is a technique I’ve been wanting to try for a while and I decided this was the perfect opportunity.

I hope you can all see that this is supposed to be snake skin.  I wasn’t surprised when my husband couldn’t tell that’s what it was supposed to be.  He said it just looked like some grungy design.  When I pressed him, he said it sorta looked like bricks.  I said, “Well, I’ve already done bricks and this isn’t what that looked like.”  I totally see snake skin when I look at it, but I know what it is.

To get this look, I painted my nails with Julep Nessa, a metallic yellow.  Then sponged on some Julep Selena, a mossy green, in random blobs and spots to get a bit of a variegated color.

Then I stretched some lace over my nail and lightly sponged on some Julep Boris and Nicole for my red scales.  I thought Boris and Nicole was the perfect color for this because it’s a brick red with a golden brown shimmer in it.  Very pretty!  I got a little too much polish on a couple nails so the design didn’t quite show through, but I’m still quite pleased with this result.

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Srsly Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth


15 Responses to “Twinsie Tuesday: Animal Inspired”

  1. Amanda August 14, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I really like this! There’s something very cool about snake skin.

  2. Maribeth August 14, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    I totally knew it was snake skin! Don’t you love when you ask the guys and they are like, “uhhhh” and have that face on like “if I don’t give the right answer, I’m screwed”- well that’s my husband anyway 😉 I love the contrast between the colors you used! Very pretty and unique!

  3. Cordia Kell August 14, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I can totally see the snake skin look. I think it could also pass as a beehive! 🙂

  4. Tara August 14, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    I totally knew it was snake! I love it – great job as always!

  5. Elizabeth August 14, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Fantastic job on these! I’ve tried this a couple of times (off-blog ;p), but I just can’t find the right colours–the ones you picked here are brilliant! The green you dabbed gives a really great added texture and depth, and I just love the shimmer.

  6. Ashesela August 14, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    This is AWESOME!! 😀 I totally see snake skin!!

  7. Jenna Froggy August 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    These turned out great!

  8. Meredith August 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Looks gorgeous!

  9. AllThatIsGorgeous August 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Very pretty and unique!! Love this mani!

  10. Katherine August 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Everything about this looks like snake skin! I love it! 🙂

  11. everysensory August 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Absolutely a snakeskin, especially where there was a bit more polish, because that has a horizontal snake pattern too 😀 Some of the lighter ones do look a bit beehivish, but still mostly reptilian! Well done 😀

  12. rookienails August 15, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    If these nails were a painting I would buy it. Your blog is officially my all time favorite nail blog now. You’re easily the most creative AND tasteful (rare combination from what I can tell, lol) blog I’ve come across in a while!

    • TopCoatIt August 15, 2012 at 7:55 am #

      Wow, such kind words! I’m blushing over here. Thank you much!

      • rookienails August 15, 2012 at 8:40 am #

        No problem. I really do love this blog though. The layout is so clean and simple and each post is wonderfully done. I’m no expert on nail blogs since I’ve only been looking at them for about two months now but yours is definitely one of the best I’ve seen, at least in my opinion!

  13. MariJo August 15, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Gorgeous as always!! I love the glow it has.

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