Sunday, March 17, 2013

NOTD: St. Patrick's Day mani

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Even if you're not Irish you get to enjoy the festivities! Soda bread! Parades! Green beer! (Okay, so I don't partake of that last one...) Last year I had only just started doing my nails so my St. Patrick's Day manicure was pretty tame, but this year I thought I'd try my hand at some nail art. I don't expect you will be seeing a lot of this from me.

I will confess up front that it took several tries to get this! First I painted my ring finger nail with Zoya Avery for the skin tone and put on a coat of Seche Vite to dry it quickly so I could tape off the hat and beard. I thought I'd be efficient and do them both at once, using a straight edge for the hat and a curved French manicure tape for the beard. Bad idea. The hat ended up smearing so I took it all off and tried again, this time taping them individually. I overshot the tape and got green where the beard should be. Start over again. Green runs under the tape. At this point I decide to not bother with the flesh colored polish and just use my natural nail color for the skin. I smear the green removing the tape. Ooooooooo-kay. I decide to just freehand the hat and beard and if it doesn't work this time, think of something else. It worked! I used dotting tools for the eyes, nose, and freckles, a striping brush for the hat band, and a dot of gold for the buckle. Success! So after using the Leprechaun Name Generator, I present to you...

Jameson Stoutdrinker!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Green: OPI Hot Fun In The Summerlime
Orange: China Glaze Papaya Punch
Pink: SinfulColors Soul Mate
Black: SinfulColors Black On Black
White: SinfulColors Snow Me White
Gold: Nina Ultra Pro Big Spender

May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire.


  1. This is freaking adorable. Epic St. Patrick's day winner, right here! I love him so much.

    1. Thanks! My husband suggested putting the little white dots in the eyes and I think he was right — it's the finishing touch!