Jennifer said I needed to start a nail art blog. So, I am dedicating this post to her. Keep in mind I am a beginner… BEGINNER! I am just learning the whole nail art- art form. But I love to try… and since I can not be perfect, when I mess up, you will get those posts also! Here is my stash… It is slowly growing. Every pay-day I splurge and buy new polish. I love to try different brands… I have my favorites but that is for another day! Oh, and I have to warn you… my nails look disgusting… I broke 6 nails today! BAD DAY!
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. This is a very simple St. Patty’s Day idea.
Two-ended Dotting Tool
China Glaze 1112 With Love
Sinful Colors #201 Patrika
Wet and Wild Fast Dry 224C The Wonder Yellows
Color Craze (No Color Given so I have to Make it Up) Frog Kisses
Sally Hansen Gem Crush 04 Blingtastic
Color Club 5688 Winter Affair (This is Caramel Scented too!!)
Wet and Wild 424A Black
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Paint each of your nails one of the first five nail polish colors… I suggest waiting two minutes between each coat you use. My red polish I used one coat, orange/yellow/green I used 3 coats, and blue glitter only two. Each brand differs. Why can’t it be uniform? Obviously my red is a “salon quality” brand so it covers better. So, we painted a RAINBOW FOR St. Patrick’s Day! And, what comes with a rainbow?
A Pot of Gold! Using the small end of your dotting tool, make small dots in the shape of a pot. After your dots are made, swirl them together to make a solid pot. If you don’t have a dotting tool, get creative. I have used the end of toothbrushes, crochet hooks, pens, q-tips with the cotton pulled off, and then I got lucky and my sister bought me a kit!
Now, using the other end of your dotting tool (usually one end is small, the other is bigger) dot little gold coins. I added some outside of the pot also… And if my picture did not save right, I may be emptying my pot on the ground.
Paint with top coat of your choice. I am currently a fan of anything Seche Vite. Only problem… IT IS EXPENSIVE! I bought a bottle for myself (a whopping $10.00! I have never spent that much on nail polish!) and then found a great deal on Amazon buying it in bulk for $17.00ish. It is really good at smoothing out the nails, especially when you have layers and designs.
So, TADA… WE ARE FINISHED! A quick and simple manicure for St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you enjoyed! If you have any ideas let me know. I will try them out!