08 March 2013

St. Patrick's Mani #1: 50 Shades of Green

Oi there! Time for some fun St. Paddy's nails! St. Patrick's Day is one of my favourite holidays, oddly enough. I just love going all out with the green clothes, and the parties, and the Irish music, and, well... beer. I do like me some beer. And while this manicure may not actually have 50 shades of green in it (more like seven), it's a fun name. :D

Left some tartan/plaid in the background, for added Celtic-ness. Kind of. Not really.

As you can see, several polishes went into this, so let's go down the list:

- Thumb and ring finger: Base is two coats of Zoya Midori, then dots of China Glaze Glittering Garland were added with a dotting tool.

- Index finger: Base of China Glaze Paper Chasing, topped with two thick coats of Orly Mermaid Tale <3

- Middle finger: Three coats of CG Paper Chasing, and then the dark and light green square rhinestones are from a Born Pretty Store assorted wheel. Yes, those are light green, they just sort of look white/silver here.

- Small finger: Three coats of China Glaze He's Running In Circles. It's a light minty green scattered holo polish and is very nice! It looks kind of silver on cam but isn't IRL, and looks greener still in the bottle than on the nail.

All topped off with a coat or two of Seche Vite topcoat.

With my green pen! I have a thing for pens whose ink colour matches the barrel. I also love close-up shots of Mermaid Tale. You can also see more of the scattered holographic effect of He's Running In Circles.

Without flash. Please excuse my cuticles. This dry, cold, windy weather has not been kind to them.

Last, a flash pic where Mermaid Tale just lit up like fireworks! Had to include it :D

Hope you liked this one! I'll have some more lucky green manicures between now and the 17th--and I just received the Color Club 2013 Halo Hues too, so you can bet your sexy bum I'll be displaying those here soon as well! xoxo


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    1. Isn't it awesome? You'd love wearing it occasionally, since green is your fave :)


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