Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day/Happy Birthday Me!

Obviously, I would have liked to get this post up yesterday, but with it being St Patrick's day AND my Birthday, I had a full day of festivities! So, Happy St Patrick's Day everyone, and Happy Birthday to me! Below is the manicure I created to honor this special day.

I drew my inspiration from the colors of the Irish flag. For the orange, I reached for my untried China Glaze in Sun Worshiper. I hated this polish!!!! This is 4 coats of runny, streaky, draggy, no coverage AT ALL Sun Worshiper. I don't know what it's problem was, but it was horrible, and I'll be throwing it away shortly. Anyway, after getting it somewhat presentable after 4 coats, I topped it with some Seche Vite, and that helped to even out the mess and give it a smooth & shiny look. When that was dry, I applied some Orly Mermaid Tail glitter onto a piece of cosmetic wedge sponge, and dabbed that to the tips of my nails. I followed that with one coat of Gelous gel top coat to smooth out the glitter.

The shamrock stamps are from Bundle Monster Plate BM03, and I used Konad special white polish. After letting the stamps dry for a bit, I applied another coat of Seche Vite to seal and protect the manicure.

Products Used:
One coat Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat
Four coats China Glaze Sun Worshiper (blah)
One coat Seche Vite Top Coat
Orly Mermaid Tail Glitter
One coat Gelous Advanced Gel Top Coat
Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM03
Konad White Special Stamping Polish
One coat Seche Vite Top Coat

Here's a 'bonus' picture of me, in my birthday hat and Irish nails, celebrating at the local Saint Patrick's Day Festival! 

And here's a couple of throwback pics of last year's birthday manicure, Pots of Gold :)


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  2. Oh my goodness, both of these manicures look amazing - you are so talented! How fun and festive! PS Happy (belated) birthday! :D