Hey There Polished People!
Well, as you probably know, it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday the 17th. In preparation for that you all should be drinking plenty of water, getting your green garb ready and painting your nails green for the big day, right? I think eating a banana beforehand is supposed to help stave off a hangover, too, so you may want to try that as well. 🙂
Officially speaking, St. Patrick’s Day is the celebration of Christianity being introduced to Ireland. It’s actually a public holiday in Ireland and a few other countries but here in the US at least, it’s a day where you get pinched if you’re not wearing green, decorate with rainbows, pots of gold and leprechauns and drink green beer. I decorated my nails with four-leaf-clovers as you’ll see in a second, but apparently the three-leaf-clover is a better symbol because that is what the actual St. Patrick used to explain the holy trinity to the people of Ireland. At least that’s the truth according to Wikipedia, and you know they can’t post anything online that isn’t true! ;p Shall we see my simple nails for today?
Lucky Hearts St. Patrick’s Day Nails
- Paint your nails with basecoat. You all do this, don’t you?? I don’t know if I can bear the thought of people not using basecoat AND not wrapping their tips!! Haha. I know some of you are guilty of at least the latter!! :p
- Paint your nails with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used 3 coats I think, maybe 4 because I was applying it kind of sloppily and didn’t want uneven spots.
- At this point you can either apply a layer of top coat (I’m using Jessica Brilliance these days) or just let these dry to the touch. I chose to go the topcoat route because that way if I mess up on my nail art I can swipe a saturated cotton ball over it and remove the art but not all the polish. I had to do that on my 4-leaf-clover accent nail.
- Use Essie Mojito Madness and a dotting tool to make hearts on all nails but your accent nail. To make hearts with a dotting tool you just make a dot then drag it a little diagonally, then make a dot next to the first and drag it diagonally down to meet the bottom of the first dot. It takes a little practice but is pretty easy. You basically make a V and the rounded edges turn it into a heart.
- Using the same green, make 4 hearts together, as shown, for the “lucky” 4-leaf-clover and then drag a little line down for the stem.
- When you’ve given your hearts and clover some drying time, apply a final layer of Jessica Brilliance and admire your simple and cute St. Patty’s Day nails. 🙂
I hope you guys like my quick little attempt at festive nails. I have one more design to show you tomorrow so stay tuned for that. If you are going out for SPD, follow this wise advice for the sage ol’ Tracy Byrd (country musician):
“Help yourself to some (green beer, Irish car bombs [but never dirty, trust me], Guiness, Snakebites [mmm]), but obey the lawwwwww. If you drink, don’t drive, do the watermelon crawl (or at least call a cab).”
Let me know if you usually do anything for St. Patrick’s Day and how you plan on doing your nails! As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀