I love animal print, but wanted to do something a little different. So I chose as inspiration, okay I just copied, this tutorial by Candy Glaze. I was so in awe of the photos I saw of this mani, that I just had to recreate it!
Candy Glaze called it dragon’s egg, but I’m just going to go with reptile. Using her tutorial on three fingers, with a dark green base. I painted on ILNP “Reminisce” on the top part of each scale. On the ring finger and thumb, I’ve used two coats of “Reminisce” and stuck some shed snake skin that I found in the garden on top of it. Cutting around the edges with cuticle nippers and pushing it down in to the polish as I went. I like how the green shimmers through and you can still see the brown colour of the snake skin.
I love these nails and surprisingly the drawn scales better than the real scales. That’s another two things to cross off my nail “to-do” list.