Thankyou for your lovely comments :-) The snakeskin effect is done using the mimic mesh you can buy from Bio Sculpture. It comes with instructions but if you google bio sculpture mimic mesh you should find a link to nails magazine. There is a step by step on the false snakeskin effect with photos of each step. I found it really useful. Have you tried real snakeskin?? i tried it and it looked great but it started to peel at the sides really quickly :'(.
The pink and black design was from a picture my client brought in. The pink is a custom mix using white and a little of the bright pink ( think it was 2016 ) i applied it like a french then used black acrylic paint and a dotting tool/ nail art brush to do the design then seal with uv. The gems were set in the top coatt gel then the uv goes over the top. The black design could be better i think i need a better brush just not sure which is the best one to get!! Hope that helps x