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.
These are all the products I used for this 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.
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 voilà!
I love the look of a matte topcoat, especially over nail art. And I’m really happy with how this one turned out.
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 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.