Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today we're all showing manicures that are inspired by an animal.  Of course the first thing I though of was a leopard print, then a zebra; both of which I've done.  I thought about trying a giraffe, but decided on snake skin.  This is a technique I've been wanting to try for a while and I decided this was the perfect opportunity.

I hope you can all see that this is supposed to be snake skin.  I wasn't surprised when my husband couldn't tell that's what it was supposed to be.  He said it just looked like some grungy design.  When I pressed him, he said it sorta looked like bricks.  I said, "Well, I've already done bricks and this isn't what that looked like."  I totally see snake skin when I look at it, but I know what it is.

To get this look, I painted my nails with Julep Nessa, a metallic yellow.  Then sponged on some Julep Selena, a mossy green, in random blobs and spots to get a bit of a variegated color.

Then I stretched some lace over my nail and lightly sponged on some Julep Boris and Nicole for my red scales.  I thought Boris and Nicole was the perfect color for this because it's a brick red with a golden brown shimmer in it.  Very pretty!  I got a little too much polish on a couple nails so the design didn't quite show through, but I'm still quite pleased with this result.

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia of Srsly Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I'm Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth