VIDEO: Snakeskin Nail Nail Art Effect with Gel Polish
This is a nail art look that I created using negative space and a snakeskin effect using gel polish. My clients have been loving the snakeskin effect so I put together a short video demonstration that shows how to get the look. I’m unsure of where the technique originated, but it’s been around a while and can be done in many different color combinations.
For the white snakeskin nails I started with a neutral base using Pink Gellac Nude Beige. I applied a coat of Soft White over top and BEFORE curing I added drops of Pink Gellac Ultra Shine top coat into the white layer using a dotting tool. When doing this, try to apply the dots without letting the tool actually touch the nail or it will leave a little mark in the center of the circle – just let the droplet of top coat touch the nail. Cure & top coat after adding the dots.
I freehand painted the negative space nails using LeChat My Serenity. The lighter blue is actually My Serenity mixed with white because I wanted the colors to have the same tone. I used a small nail art brush to first paint the light blue triangle, and then I painted the dark blue portion of the nail leaving some space in between.
Below is a video demo of the snakeskin effect. Enjoy! :)