Tuesday, 13 September 2016

NOTW 6: Snake Inspired Nails!

I finally have another Nails of the Week post for you! I know, it's been a long time coming but the nails I've been doing haven't been that interesting, or haven't been a well known brand. But I'm back! I've been seeing a lot of snake or patterned style nails recently and I thought I'd give it a go!

I didn't have a snake or reptile effect stamping plate and I didn't think my hands were steady enough to draw each of the scales (that, and I didn't have enough time). I instead used one of my Cheeky stamping plates that had a pattern I thought was close to snake skin. I didn't have a silver stamping polish either so I just used a regular polish, but I am happy with how it turned out, because you can only see the design up close, sort of like a secret design!

For the base I used Miss Sporty's Fiery Blaze to create the shiny effect of a snake, as it's duo-chrome and changes in the light. The silver used over the top was just a cheap one that I got in a set a few years back, but as long as it's glittery or foil-like then it should work! I used my Essence Quick Dry Top Coat, which I said in a previous post I wasn't overly keen on but it did the job so I can't complain.

Overall I was really happy with how this turned out, even though it didn't go as planned because I wanted the design to be more prominent. I like this and I think I'll do more like it in the future, just to see if anything else works! If you've tried anything like this, or have any tips for me then please let me know!

Speak to you next week!


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