St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

Let’s keep the St. Patrick’s Day theme going this week with some nail art! I’ve been looking at lots of ideas on Pinterest and really liked this one (from @karissabianco on IG) so I decided to recreate it!

In my previous post, I mentioned that I was not a fan of green on myself. However, if it’s a dark vampy green then I definitely welcome it! So I grabbed a-england‘s Tess D’Ubervilles which is a dark shimmery green.

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

These are all the products I used for this nail art:

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

  • Skinfood Pine Nut Break Free Nail Strengthener (base coat)
  • a-england in Tess D’Ubervilles (green)
  • essie in good as gold (gold)
  • essence in wild white ways (white)
  • Revlon clear polish
  • butterLONDON Matte Finish topcoat
  • Dotting tool
  • No 9 & 10 Pure Color nail art brushes

After applying my base coat I applied three coats of each polish. I put Tess D’Ubervilles on my thumb, index, and pinky; good as gold on my middle finger; and wild white ways on my ring finger. I then dotted good as gold on my ring finger with the small end of the dotting tool. Using the large end of the dotting tool I made four dots with Tess D’Ubervilles in a square-ish pattern, but it didn’t look like a clover so I then used my no 10 nail art brush to make the dots look more like leaves. Then I used my no 9 brush to make the tail.

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

I don’t like to apply my topcoat directly over nail art because I find it can streak the nail art, so on my ring finger only I applied one quick coat of the clear polish. Doing too many strokes will streak the nail art so I just do three quick strokes. Once that was dry I applied a coat of Matte Finish on all fingers and voilĂ !

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

I love the look of a matte topcoat, especially over nail art. And I’m really happy with how this one turned out.

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

Although I have lots of nail polish I don’t have many golds, and the few ones I have are warm golds. I do have a cool gold, but it’s a textured polish and it was not what I wanted for this nail art. So I actually bought essie “good as gold” last week specifically for this nail art and it was the perfect gold!

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

– Chantal 🙂

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