Instead of going with my usual four-leaf clover designs for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day nail art, I did a simpler, nude design with green accents. Continue reading
This post is a little late, but these are the nails I wore for St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading
I don’t wear a lot of green nail art, but I love the base color I used for these nails: Color Club Mini Edie. Continue reading
I always have a hard time coming up with St. Patrick’s Day designs. I wanted to do something different from what I’ve done in the past, but I don’t think that really worked out.
For this nail art, I began with curved white tips, then topped them with a few layers of Sinful Colors Pacific Ocean, a semi sheer blue-green duochrome. Originally, I wanted to create a gradient, but liked how the green tips looked. For the clovers, I applied a layer of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Go For Gold and then Sinful Colors Nail Art Take Me To Heaven on top.
I prefer this design over the other one – I like how the clover pattern turned out. I first applied two coats of Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast A Latte Love, a color I got recently and love! It’s a milky cream with a tiny hint of lilac. The regular clovers are Sinful Colors Open Seas, and for the accent clovers I used the same polish as in my other nail art: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Go For Gold.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I wasn’t sure what to do, so I did a variety of designs. For the french tip dry marble, I started with Kleancolor Bikini Green, then marbled with Revlon Jaded and Finger Paints Scenery Greenery. I used those same two polishes for the clovers. The pinky accent glitter nail is Sinful Colors Call You Later on top of one coat of the Kleancolor.
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Sinful Colors Olympia
Sinful Colors Envy (little finger base)
Sinful Colors Call You Later (glitter)
Sally Hansen White On
An early St. Patrick’s Day design! I didn’t want to make the shamrocks too complicated, so I just used a dotter to make circles for the leaves. I used PRO FX Long Wearing Top Coat. I mentioned in this post that I didn’t like it, because it bubbled and it took too long to dry. So I decided to give it another try, but it bubbled again over the white parts and on my left hand it smeared the shamrocks a bit after about 10 minutes of waiting before applying it. Also, because it takes so long to dry, hours later I ended up indenting some of the nails by mistake. I think I’m going to just end up using it over glitter (like on the little finger) since you can’t really see the bubbles and if it smears it’s not so bad. I don’t know if anyone has had better luck with it, but I definitely won’t be using it over nail art designs again.