Saturday, March 16, 2013
Shamrocks, Rainbows, and Gold, Of Course!
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, and you folks know that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do some holiday themed nail art! I went all out this year, including shamrocks, rainbows, and lots of sparkly gold in this double accent manicure.
The shamrock nails were the most difficult to execute. I began with a white base and then watercolored three shades of green over it: China Glaze Gaga For Green, China Glaze I'm With the Lifeguard, and OPI Jade Is the New Black.
After giving that a chance to set, I painted a black cross down the middle of the nail and used them to form heart outlines (check out my Instagram for a visual). Then I just filled in the rest of the nail with more black, leaving the shamrock cutouts!
The rainbow nail was water marbled. The colors I used are: China Glaze Adventure Red-y, OPI In My Back Pocket, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Sally Hansen Going Green, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, and Sally Hansen Violet Voltage.
It took me a couple of tries to get a marble pattern that I was happy with, but I'm glad I was persistent because I like the way it came out!
Of course, I had to get some gold in there. What's a St. Patrick's Day manicure without gold? I grabbed China Glaze I Herd That and covered my thumb in its glittery majesty.
Did you do anything special on your nails for the holiday?
Some of the products in this post were provided to me for review consideration.
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