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Nail art and nail polishes with all kinds of crazy effects are totally hot these days. From caviar nails to fluffy manicures, it all exists and it’s all very cute. But today I felt like bringing out my inner rock chick, so I went for leather. Check out my snake skin leather nails!
I created this nail art (if I can call it that) without actually realizing it at first. I was going through my nail polish stash when my eye fell on my Dior Golden Jungle duo. I am sure you’ve seen it or heard about it: the gold and khaki-colored nail polish duo that creates a snakeskin pattern on your nails.
I often use the golden base coat on its own, but I never tried using just the top coat. Was that even possible? I really liked its dark brownish khaki color, so I decided to give it a try: I painted my nails with what is actually a snake skin crackle top coat that you normally use on top of another nail polish.
After a few minutes I noticed that the first layer started to crack. Aha, so apparently that happened even without the golden base coat underneath it. Another layer. Again it started to crack, but this time the cracks were thinner and not so deep anymore. Third layer. Again cracks, but these ones were really very fine and subtle. I stared at my nails for a second, not really knowing what to think, and then decided that I actually really liked the effect. The result was subtle and very rock ‘n roll: I had snake skin leather nails! Cool!
Isn’t it funny how a bit of playing and experimenting can lead to such cool and unexpected results? I will definitely recreate this nail art again!
What do you think of these leather-look nails? Do you like nail art and nail decorations?