Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 Year of the Snake...

Yesterday marked the beginning of the year of the Snake according to the Chinese calendar. This year the snake's element is water and it's color is black. I wanted to feature both of these characteristics in my manicure. For the water element I used water decals as accents and the snake itself of course had to be black...

I wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous Year of the Snake!

For all except the accent nail, I started out with a base of Sinful Colors Black on Black and stamped using OPI Just Spotted the Lizard and Cheeky Jumbo plate D. I then added water decals from the For the ring finger I used the base of Just Spotted the Lizard and stamped the Snake using Essence Stamp Me! Black and Mash plate Mash-50...

My mom made this little snake out of polymer clay to celebrate the New Year. The snake is actually contoured to fit on a rock where he will be spending his free time in between photo shoots. Isn't he adorable?..

The nail decals from the come in one large sheet and feature six different themes. The decals are silver with a transparent background...

The decals are very easy to apply, simply:
  1. Apply base color and allow it to dry.
  2. Cut out decals that you wish to use and remove the protective plastic film. 
  3. Soak the decal in water for 10-20 seconds
  4. Gently slide the decal from the paper backing onto the nail. You can move the decal around a bit on the nail to position it as long as it is still wet
  5. Pat the nail with a paper towel to dry
  6. Apply top coat and you are done!

The decals do come with instructions which are great for a chuckle...
Influenza A?!? Should I be thankful I got my flu shot before using these?

Feel free to use the coupon code AG5J61 for a 10% off discount on any purchases at the

Thanks for looking and commenting!
Anutka :)

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  1. This is so gorgeous! Great work :)

  2. awesome manicure, absolutely love it :D

  3. Yay for Peridot dupe! Now here's another way I can wear it hehe, gorgeous design <3

  4. Someone should have spell checked those instructions! Wtf?
    P.S. - the mani it GOR-GEOUS!

  5. I got some of the BP decals for Halloween and still have he packaging because I thought the instructions were hilarious!
    p.s. you mani is stunning and the snake is super cute!

  6. Really amazing! I wish I remembered the holiday- doh! Cute snake too:)

  7. Thank you so much everyone! The decals were really fun and easy to use despite the silly instructions. I'm so glad that you all like my snake manicure :)

  8. Great manicure! :-) I don't like snakes but this one is cute! :-)

  9. I don't like live snakes either, but the manicure kind don't scare me. I'm glad you like it :)


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