St. Patrick’s Day Nails
If you aren’t one to wear green makeup for St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps a fun green manicure is more your style. A friend came over last night and we gave ourselves some very green nails using the Nail Marbling technique using only green polishes.
Wanting a dark green nail marble, I started out by painting my nails with a base of Paper Chasing by China Glaze. This way, when I marbled, all colours would appear darker than if you used a white base for example. Scotch taping all around my fingers I was ready to start marbling. Using slightly cooler than room temperature water, you simply drop in alternating colours of polish to create a bullseye look. I used only two polishes, Jolly Holly by China Glaze and Outta Bounds by China Glaze.
Then, using a tooth pick I gently pulled in towards the centre from each side, creating a sort of flower look. (If your petals are too big, simply push the tooth pick down into the water a couple of times directly in the centre of your petals and it will pull them in tighter and closer together so they can fit on your nail.) When you have the design in the water just the way you want it, you can dunk your finger in, placing the nail exactly over top of the design you want. Once your finger is submerged, keep it there and use a tooth pick to clean the surface area of the water before you pull out your finger.
The draw back of trying to get the flower/clover look on each nail is that you have to repeat this for every nail. You aren’t able to dunk more than one finger at once, so it is more time consuming. Here is what it looked like after I had a few nails done:
You always want to let the polish dry a bit before removing the tape. Here is a look at my finished St. Patrick’s Day nails:
Wanting a brighter green look, she started out by painting her nails with Mint Sorbet nail polish from Sally Hansen’s using that as a base. And for her actual Nail marbling, she used Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen, Paper Chasing by China Glaze and Jolly Holly by China Glaze.
Here is a look at a couple of her nail marbling designs in the water:
Here is a look at her finished St. Patrick’s Day Nails:
Hope you guys enjoyed this quick look into how to create some fun St. Patrick’s Day Nails! If Nail Marbling is new to you, please check out “The Art of Nail Marbling” for a more in depth tutorial.
Have a safe night everyone! Please don’t drink and drive!!