Saturday, November 26, 2011

TUTORIAL: Snakeskin

Hello all! I'm sorry for the lack of posting lately. I don't really have time to paint my nails as often and when I do, I'm never able to catch the sun for photos. From now on I have to go downtown after school twice a week, meaning that I don't get home until nighttime. I'm working on an ongoing biotechnology project in a medical lab at a hospital. It's pretty exciting but very time consuming; yesterday I minced up some mouse tumors and we're now culturing the cells (: On top of all of that school, university applications and concert band is being very demanding, leaving little free time for nails.
But enough of that. Here's finally something fresh for you all: a multicoloured, textured snakeskin look. I actually came up with this easy technique with some silly experimentation when I was supposed to be studying diligently. Honestly, anyone can achieve this look. This isn't a konad stamp or anything because a) I seem to have misplaced my set and b) I fail at stamping anyway. I think of this method kind of like stamping for dummies the hopeless or poor man stamping :P


The base here is Essie Topless & Barefoot. The other colours aren't even nail polish! Curious to know the secret behind this look? Then see how I did the pattern in this video tutorial:


Kind of cool, eh? Definitely easy and unique. I know this won't suit everyone's tastes but I hope that someone out there likes it! (:

10 comments:

  1. I L-O-V-E this! I'll defiantly be trying it, Thanks for posting!

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  2. Poor man's stamping Lol!! It looks bright and nice, usually people stick to a single colour for this manicure. I'll try your method too!

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  3. I tried this yesterday. It's so easy and I love the look!

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  4. Omg I love this!!! I am going to try this out next time I do my nails! Thanks for the inspiration! Please visit my new blog SuperBeautyGuru.tk and tell me what you think :) I recently did a nail tutorial so you might like that :D

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  5. This is soooo cool! I like your technique! It really does look like snake skin :)

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  6. thank you, lilli! if you have a blog, be sure to link me the finished product; i'd love to see it! xx

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  7. haha, thank you, emm! i'm glad you like the colours! i find that the neon isn't as jarring with the neutral background (:
    looking forward to seeing your version on your blog if you post it! (:

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  8. That is do clever usin the markers and the paper towel! I will definitely try this!!

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