Grimm’s Fairy Tales: {The White Snake} Nail Art Tutorial

Hello my Beauties,

today i’m very excited to introduce you to the lovely lady named Jacqui, who runs a creative nail art blog and who is participating in the Grimm’s Fairy Tale series this week. 

Feel free to find out how she did {The White Snake} tutorial:

the white snake nailsHi there!! My name is Jacqui and I run a US nail blog called Craftynail! I’m happy to meet you today!
I’m so glad that Luchessa asked me to join in on her Grimm Fairy Tales Series! For starters, it’s pushing me to create a tutorial which is great since ‘make more tutorials’ is on my to-do list for the upcoming year!

It’s also prompted me to learn more about the Brothers Grimm. Many Americans have heard of the Brothers Grimm, especially since there’s a recent TV show on NBC called Grimm. But how many Grimm Fairy Tales do we really know? (Watching the tv show doesn’t count!)

I was only familiar with a few. I read through a bunch of them recently, and was surprised at how complex these German tales are! Much more complicated than the fairy tales I’ve heard in the U.S.
One of the Grimm tales that stood out to me is called {The White Snake}.

The moral of the story is basically that you should always give to others with your whole heart… and you should expect nothing in return. But someday, if you’re lucky, good fortune may return to you. This sort of reminds me of karma, which I definitely believe in.

You can read more about The White Snake on wiki and you can see more of my white snake nails below! I hope you like them!

white snake nail tutorial by CraftynailHere’s a quick tutorial so you can try snake nails too!

1) Start with a good base coat and then paint your nails a solid color (I chose Butter London Royal Navy).

2) Paint your snake! Use a skinny brush or a white striping polish to make white stripes down each nail. Shape the head into a diamond figure and make the end of the tail wavy.

3) Dot some black eyes on your snake and then paint on a red tongue using a skinny brush.

4) Then fill in your white snake with some bling! I used rhinestones that I secured on top of a light swipe of clear nail polish. You could also use square-shaped craft glitter (instead of rhinestones) and place the glitters one by one using a toothpick.

Make sure to topcoat your design so your snake bling stays nice and secure. My favorite topcoat is quick-dry Seche Vite. 🙂

craftynail snake nails

Thank you for reading and thank you to Luchessa for prompting me to try new things! Feel free to find me online – I will be buzzing around the web so stop by and say hi!
You can find Craftynail on facebook, pinterest, twitter, tumblr, or bloglovin. See you soon!

What do you think, my Beauties? Have you read this particular fairy tale before? 
What’s your most favorite nail art design in this series so far?
I really recommend to stop by Jacqui’s blog to find a lot of swatches and nail art related posts. You might get inspired!

See you next friday for more Grimm’s Fairy Tales themed posts.