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.

4 comments :

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

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

      Delete