For my St. Patrick's Day nails, I went a little crazy. I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to do, so I decided to do them all! St. Patrick's Day skittles, I guess. This is what I did:
Thumbs and ring fingers: I started with a base of two coats of Butter London The Full Monty with one coat of Lynnderella Funny Money on top.
Index fingers: This is two coats of Essie Going Incognito as the base. Then I used a dotting tool and did a full-nail pattern of mini shamrocks using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Feathered.
Middle fingers: I had to represent Northern Ireland too! So this one has two coats of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Wasabi with a large shamrock dotted on with Essie Orange, It's Obvious!.
Pinky fingers: I did the base on this one with two coats of Dollish Polish Why'd It Have To Be Snakes and finished it off with a skinny stripe of Butter London The Fully Monty.
I hope you like them. It's a little all over the place, but for the holiday, it was a lot of fun to wear!
For my St. Patrick's Day nails, I wanted to do something similar to the hearts I did on Valentine's Day. However, my shamrocks were coming out all wrong. I ended up just doing the one shamrock on each nail scattered with the gold dots around it. My base was Essie Blanc and the green I used was Essie Pretty Edgy. For the gold dots, I used China Glaze Ultamate Holiday which is a really pretty (and hungry!) holographic gold microglitter polish. I believe this one was a special polished only released by Ulta stores during the Christmas holiday. When I wore this by itself, it was super pretty and opaque, so it worked good for the tiny dots. On my accent finger, I used Orly Here Comes Trouble. I had been dying to use the Orly for something like this. It's a gorgeous green glitter! Opaque with two coats. To do the shamrocks, I just used the smallest dotting tool I had. The shamrocks were not as easy to do as I thought they would be. They kept coming out all pointy, making them look more like stars than anything. I got a lot of compliments on them, which of course means- Good manicure!
I hope all of you had a safe and festive holiday as I did! I spent my night surrounded by my best friends and my boyfriend and all of his best friends. It was a great night, one for the books. One of my good friends is actually moving to L.A. soon and I really cherish nights like that when were all together and carefree. You don't really realize how much you enjoy them until they become limited. I will miss her and love her all the same though, and these good times will not be our last, I know it! Sorry to get all mushy on you guys, haha!
|Sorry about my dry cuticles. :(|
Did you guys do your nails themed for the holiday? How'd they come out? What'd you do?