Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snake Skin Nails

I don't wanna keep you hanging, so here's the secret to my snake skin nails from last week's sum up. I'm not sure why I feel this way, but I think some of you are gonna be disappointed when you find out it's gel related. Yep, you're gonna need gel nail polish to achieve this effect. 

I came across this snake skin manicure while browsing Ebay for nail polish. Good news though: you only need one coloured gel nail polish and the so called snake skin assistant gel. I got both of them on Ebay for 4.99 USD each. You also need an UV lamp to cure the gel afterwards. This is the gel I used:

How to do a snake skin manicure:
* Apply your basic color gel nail polish and cure it under UV light. Repeat this step if necessary. 
* Apply your chosen color gel nail polish. 
* Dip dotting tool into the snake skin gel assistant product and start making 'dots' on your nails - the snake skin pattern will occur. 
* Dry under UV light. 

I did my manicure a bit differently though. I used a regular polish as a base (Wet n Wild White Creme). After it dried I applied a black gel nail polish over it and started dotting the assistant product on my nails. Once I was satisfied with the pattern, I dried my nails under UV light. Simple as that. 

Here are a couple of examples of the snake skin pattern in different colors. They look so nice, don't they? 

I tried the snake skin assistant product with the regular nail polish and it worked. You have to work fast, so the polish doesn't dry before you're done with dotting. I was happy to see the pattern form, but I was also confused - will it dry normally, do I have to cure it under UV light? At the end I was most happy I didn't cause an explosion by mixing all these chemicals together. Do not try this at home!

Although I think snake skin gel nails look awesome, I think it's too much work... I don't mind polishing my nails, but I hate removing the gel polish. I had to buff the gel part off my nails with a file and then soak off the rest of the stuff. Not to happy about that. I might try it again, but not anytime soon. 

What do you think about this kind of snake skin manicure? 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

22 comments:

  1. zanimivo izgleda, ampak je preveč komplicirano..

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  2. This looks great! I'm a little sad that you have to use gel polish since I don't have any and it seems like a pain to remove, but I'm sure I can find a way to recreate this with regular nail polish. Hopefully. :)

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  3. This is awesome! Wow! I love the way this looks. Great post!

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  4. ovo mi je prvi glas, a manikura zbilja predobro izgleda... ali pošto je gel ja ću ipak preskočit ;)

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  5. I LOVE how it looks, but gel nails are too much work for me =P too bad, it's awesome! =)

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  6. Wow, this is pure awesomeness.

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  7. Nice effect, but I wouldn't want to wear gel polish

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  8. waaau tole izgleda fantastično :D

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  9. I wonder if this will work by dotting polish remover onto wet polish...mmmm, can't hurt to try!

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  10. Zgleda res fantastično, super efekt. Ampak sploh ne nosim gel nohtov, čisto zato ker se mi ne ljubi s tem ubadat, pa tudi lučke nimam. Če bi jo imela, bi verjetno za hec poskusila kdaj pa kdaj.

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  11. This effect is awesome! I love it much more than the Spotted from OPI. Bummer they don't do it for regular nail polish.

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  12. This looks actually quite cool, I love it :)

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  13. I love the design! :D I think it's not much work to create it, but the removal is really annoying. Maybe I could do sth similar, but not with gel or regular nail polish.

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  14. Wow!looking amazing and wondeful for nails.I like it because its a diffrent and looking cool.I have found same type of products for skincare and want share with you.

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  15. i've never seen this before :D awesome look!

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