But while I thought it was gross, my next thought was, It does look hot! There has got to be a way to do this without the using the real deal. I looked for some Minx or Sally Hansen snakeskin inspired nails strips and came up empty handed. (I have a feeling that will now change soon.) Since I knew I had to try it, I decided to break out the Konad plates after seeing someone's attempt online somewhere, where she actually freehands the pattern on. Sorry, but that's too much work if you ask me. OK I admit, too much skill. I need something easy.
Picking the colors wasn't easy. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with a green effect or a brown effect. I didn't know if I wanted to make the pattern in a light color like on the Today show clip or dark in color. But then I thought, hmmm, I have a new color coming out in August, why not use that one. Once that color was selected the rest was easy. I opted for an edgy Fall look that I think looks amazing! It is too early in the summer for me to really want to sport this manicure, but I thought I would do the tutorial and take it right off. But I fell in love with it and did the rest of my nails! I plan on wearing it for a few days. I now even plan on doing a snakeskin pedicure using the lighter colors instead!
I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I look forward to seeing everyone's take on this look!
Where to get the supplies used:
I got Konad Plate M57 Here
I got the Scraper & Stamper Here
I got the BundleMonster Plate BM209 Here
The green polish is still nameless and in Production. It should be available through Cult Nails in August.
The browm polish is just a potential color one day. I am still undecided on that one.
The gold polish is Essie Shift Power and you can get that Here
The black is just a random drug store find
So what do you think? Are you going to try the snakeskin manicure?