Backstage Beauty: How To DIY Sophie Theallet’s Modern Crocodile Nail Art

DIY This Modern Crocodile Nail Art As Seen At New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

Designer: Sophie Theallet

Lead Manicurist: Julie Kandalec for essie

The Scoop: Taking inspiration from Sophie Theallet’s African themed Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Julie Kandalec for essie created a modern crocodile nail design with shades licorice and leggy legend. The earthy hues complemented the designer’s color palette while also providing an eye-catching, metallic pop of color to the overall look..

How To DIY Modern Crocodile Nail Art

  1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.
  2. Next, apply two coats of licorice to entire nail and let dry.
  3. Then, apply a thick, vertical stripe of leggy legend down the center of the nail.
  4. Next, dip a dotting tool in leggy legend and apply imperfect dots and dashes on each side of the stripe from top to bottom.
  5. To complete the design, take a striping brush and apply a thin, vertical line of leggy legend in between the dots and edge of the nail on both sides.
  6. Finish the crocodile nail art with gel.setter top coat.