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Christmas Snakeskin

14 Dec

You don’t associate snakes with Christmas?  Seriously?  Just kidding.  I know, it really wasn’t that funny.  I don’t know why I don’t do this snake skin-ish print more often. It’s so easy, yet so eye catching!Christmas_snakeskin (11) WLcopy

My middle finger got a little flubbed up, but the rest of them look pretty awesome.  It’s hard to see, but I actually alternated the sponged colors.  For instance, on my pinkie I sponged on green, then red “scales” while on my ring finger I sponged on red then green “scales.”  I don’t know that it really makes a difference.  The hardest thing about this mani is waiting for your base color and/or sponged on color to dry enough that you can stretch the lace over it without it sticking.  I had a slight problem with that on my middle finger.  That and I had a bit too much polish on my sponge so it bled under the lace.  I love it regardless.

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For this design I used Sally Hansen White On, Kleancolor Green Grass and Sinful Color GoGo Girl.  You can check out the tutorial I did for this design over on Julep’s blog, here.

Do you think the Christmas snake works?  It’s not exactly warm and cuddly, but still festive, right? 🙂

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

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