Monday, July 9, 2012

Mani Monday: DIY Snake Skin Inspired Nail Art (Kitchen Edition)


Hey guys!! Everyone knows that snake skin nail art became big a few seasons ago but today I wanna give you two exciting ways of having this slithering design in the comfort of your own home. Plus!! It's completely vegan and super duper easy to achieve. There will be two parts, this week is the kitchen edition where the pattern will be from your kitchen... Obviously... So what are we waiting for? Let's get this Mani Monday tutorial started!



1. Start off with a base coat and paint all your nails an opaque green apple~ish shade.


Try to look for a lighter pastel green if possible. This will serve as our base color.



2. Separate a sheet of paper towel.


If you use a thick paper towel, it will absorb the moisture more and we will not achieve our print.



3. Apply a few coats of dark green polish on the paper towel


Apply 2-3 coats of polish to the embossed part of the paper towel.



4. Stick the "polished" part of the paper towel to your finger.


Make sure that your whole nail bed is covered then press it with your finger so that the pattern would stick.



5. Apply polish on top of the paper towel.


This technique will intensify the color of the scales and make it easier to peel off the paper towel. You can repeat the stamping process until you're happy with the color, but make sure that it is completely dry  before you do it again. Remember, nail polish melts nail polish so if you stamp on wet polish, you just might smudge off your previous pattern.



6. Use a top coat to protect your nail art design from chipping away.



And that's it!! I hope you enjoyed this very easy snake skin inspired nail art. It's very easy to do, you don't have to be super creative to achieve the pattern and  you don't have to make a lot of time just to do this in a short time of eight to ten minutes (including drying time), all your nails are slithering. In case you try them, please post pictures on my Facebook, my Twitter, send a link on the comments below or even on Instagram, my username is Iambabypanda also. I hope you have a great week and I'll talk to you guys soon!!




So Much Love,


Ina ♥

38 comments:

  1. wow! Great design and very interesting technique.

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    1. Aww thank you!! Please watch out for the next version next week!! <3

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  2. this looks easy I will try it with a brown nail polish. Can you please do a leopard print nail art in your future posts because I tried it but can't make it properly I like how you do step by step pics it will be helpful

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    1. I will try my best to do the leopard nails on my upcoming Mani Mondays <3 <3 <3

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  3. kewl tutorial! I'm gonna try this with glaze types of nailpolish... :) thanks for this!

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  4. Omg this is frekin genius! Never knew of such a thing xD

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    1. Aww thank you so much... I really appreciate it

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  5. That looks sooo cool!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial as well!
    And it looks easy, don't need any fancy tools or anything :)
    I might try this! I'm excited to do my nails now. hehe

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    1. Aww thanks!! Please give me some news!! :D

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  6. So cool! I love this idea, it's so easy and resourceful!

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  7. I was supposed to give a negative feedback on this (I'm Vegan)but when I saw it, it's just perfect!

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  8. very clever idea! When the first time I saw the title, I was wondering "huh? snake skin? how can that possible?" But after saw your tutorial, I was like "ohhhh like that~" *lol* Nice tutorial Ina~ keep up the good work!

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    1. Yay!! Thanks a lot!! I really appreciate it!! :)

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  9. Cool! I never thought a paper towel can be of any use in doing nails. LOL! Very clever. :)

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    1. LOL the things we come up with to post a new design <3 <3 <3

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  10. super easy! and creative idea using the paper towel..

    personally I love green. And this green you use is gorgeous!
    love it!

    will try to make this pattern ^^
    thanks!

    sarahazhezha.blogspot.com

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  11. i tried it a while ago..and i failed..well practice makes perfect :)

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    1. It actually took me a while also but it really has nice results :D

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  12. wow, this is surprisingly easy! will definitely try this at home...but im thinking, some other color maybe? maybe brown. actually ill try both and see how they turn out!

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    1. haha i tried with a random color (blue actually) and i messed it up! i guess i need practice! will send you a photo once i get it right :D

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  13. This looks really cool and soooo genius of you to think of this technique! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm really glad you liked it!! <3 <3 <3

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  14. Thank you for this tutorial. That looked easy! will definitely give this a try :D I've read snake skin tutorials using mesh/net material but unfortunately I don't have any here. Good thing you have this!

    The final look is great! Slithering!

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    1. I'm about to do that too!! but I forgot to film it yesterday o.O

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    2. really? Which is easier to do then?

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  15. Awesome!! this is really smart girl! I just use paper towel for wiping snot off me, now I have a better use for it

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  16. THAT IS SO UHMAZING! WILL DEFINITELY DO THIS! :"> PRETTY! <3

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