Friday, September 30, 2011


Take a look at my fabulous snakeskin nails!!

I followed this awesome tutorial to do it.  Thank you so much, Kari, for sharing it with the interwebz!

I love, love, love snakeskin, although I don't own anything made of it.  Somehow I feel sorry for the snakes and always shy away.  So this is a great compromise!  Mine don't look as fantastic as Kari's, but I'm pretty happy with it.

I followed her tutorial almost exactly.  I substituted Zoya Jana for China Glaze Below Deck, and Essie Playa del Platinum for OPI Skull and Glossbones.  I also added on one coat of China Glaze Moonlight, a very sheer off-white, over the top of my blobs of color, to smooth things out and make it look a little more translucent. Here's how it looked before stamping:

For stamping I used Zoya Pinta, a very dark purple, since I don't have China Glaze VIII.  The print showed up a little more purple than I was hoping it would, but I still like it.  The plate is Bundle Monster 215.  Here are all my materials:

one coat Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator
one coat Essie Chinchilly
blobs of Zoya Jana
blobs of Essie Playa del Platinum
a few blobs of Essie Chinchilly
one coat of China Glaze Moonlight
stamping with Zoya Pinta
two coats of Essie Good to Go

the plate and the paper I scraped the extra
polish onto, with my clean-up brush

And here are my nails again, with one of my "good" balls of Eau de Nil, not the evil ball:

The evil ball has been banished to the guest room, well away from the others, and the ribbing on the front is complete.  At least I have super-cool nails to look at while I reknit the thing.


  1. Amazing. This nail business is art. Seriously.

  2. I have to admit, I can't stop looking at it!

  3. Ah-mazing! That was a lot of work. I hope you're keeping it for awhile?

  4. It didn't take as long as you'd think - half hour,tops. I'll keep it til it chips - which for me means probably until tomorrow!

  5. Thanks, Kristen! I've been daydreaming about different color combinations too! I just love it!

  6. Looks great! I love seeing the supplies photos, too.


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