Well, I’m a little behind on this one, but I just read the story of the cobra that escaped from the Bronx Zoo. It even had a (very funny!) Twitter account, which means that a snake is better at social media than I am. Luckily she (?) was recovered without harm on the human or snake side of things.
So here’s my snake-inspired nails:
These were done with a very simple marbling techinique, but with vertical stripes instead of diagonal ones. If you’d like to see how to do marbling, check this tutorial out. For this look, I painted the base in a khaki color and let it dry. Then I applied a coat of clear polish, painted white and dark green vertical stripes, then marbled it horizontally by dragging a toothpick through the wet design. Of course I finished it off with a glittery topcoat.
While this did look like snakeskin, it just wasn’t quite snakey enough, so I decided to make Cobra Cameo nails. I painted a white oval on top of the snakeskin, and then added a teeny cobra and some dots. This is one of my mom’s favorite decorations for her nails, so maybe it runs in the family.
Just a little fun for a Friday morning.
Oh, and I’m
almost all caught up with the comments left over the last few weeks! Thanks everyone for your kind words and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to take the time to personally respond to them until now. I just needed to set a chunk of time aside (power supply willing) and get to them all at once. But please know all your comments are appreciated!