Monday, March 17, 2014

NOTD: St. Patrick's Day Mani

This year's NOTD for St. Patrick's Day is remarkably similar to both my Mardi Gras mani and the very first St. Patrick's Day mani I did back in 2012. What can I say? I have no imagination. But there are differences! The green here is SinfulShine Amazonian, which is not holographic as my Mardi Gras nails were and it has smaller glitters than the Revlon Rain Forest I used a couple years ago. Also, the 18K topcoat is real gold and not the gold hex glitter as before, although since leprechaun gold isn't supposed to be real gold, I guess it isn't really appropriate, eh?
Two coats of SinfulShine Amazonian with two coats of 18K topcoat
I like the dichotomy of cheap vs expensive here, with the base being a $2.99 SinfulShine polish and the topper being a $30 real gold leaf specialty polish, only now SinfulShine polishes are priced at the same $1.99 as regular SinfulColors polishes (and were recently on sale at Walgreens for a mere 99¢) and the 18K gold leaf was purchased for a ridiculously low $1.80 so their relative values were reversed.

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live. Happy St. Patrick's Day!