Hi Readers! Here we are on hump day of Animalistic Week--I wonder what's in store for us! Ok here it is--today is sssssssssssnake!
Hmmmm how do you feel about snakes? I think I have a love/hate relationship with them. They really get a bad rap I know BUT they are kind of creepy! They both fascinate and scare the bahjeebs out of me.
Here are some snake facts: unlike regular teeth a snake's teeth are hollow. If a snake did eat a human it wouldn't have to eat again for a year--YIKES! The Black Mamba is not only one of the deadliest of the poisonous snakes it's also really fast and can travel up to 12 miles an hour. A rattlesnake can still bite you AFTER it's dead!!! It's heat sensors remain active until rigor mortis sets in--WOW!
Okay onto the mani! I actually did 2 mani's for this design--why because it's just that awesome of a design!
First up the green temple snake
Here it is with flash
Here's a pic I found of a green viper snake--how'd I do in comparison with the mani???
Before doing this mani I asked a few of my nail polish friends which one would be better the green viper or a metallic look. It was sort of undecided so I thought why not just do both??
I didn't really have a snake in mind for this mani. I just liked the color combo
Here it is with flash (check out how my index finger flails out when I try to take pics of my right hand!)
It sort of looks like the bullsnake (I lived in Texas where these babies reside!)
I had the camera man around when both hands were done so I enlisted his help in getting a pic. It didn't go well! I guess men just do not understand the whole "nail" thing.
For those of you wanting to recreate these looks here are the polishes I used
For the green temple viper I used Revlon Emerald City matte suede and China Glaze Cha Cha Cha. Both of these polishes are gorgeous and like all matte's Emerald City really came to life with topcoat. Because I really needed the black to show up over the dark green I did use Konad Black to stamp with
For the metallic mani I used Hard Candy Mushroom and China Glaze, Adore, Harmony and Emotion.
Both of these mani's were done using BM215
While I might be afraid of snakes I don't mind wearing them on my nails at all! Some other fantastic snakeskin mani's I've seen have been by Once Bitten, my internet daughter Rebecca Likes Nails, Chalkboard Nails (Sarah used tulle to do hers and it ROCKED, and Nailasaurus
How about you readers? Are there any snakeskin mani's you've seen and really loved? If you didn't like snakes before how do you feel about them now?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone has a fantastic day!