Hello! Did everyone have a good St. Patrick’s Day? I did, even though it included just working and watching The Voice with my sister and nephew. Today, I have the manicure I actually wore yesterday to share with you.
Colors are all OPI: Alpine Snow, Gargantuan Green Grape, Jade is the New Black, and Love.Angel.Music.Baby. I was thinking about what I wanted to do and realized I didn’t really want to wear shamrocks or rainbows or pots of gold. I wanted understated and simple, and saw a skittle plaid by More Nail Polish. I love the streak of color in the background and decided to go with that. I used GGG as my streak, so it’s actually a lot more subtle, but I loved how it came out.
I did the large stripe by swiping the polish brush down the nail. It took about two-three coats to get ride of any streaks and make it completely opaque. Then I grabbed a striping brush and painted on the green. The gold added the perfect touch to this.
I’m really pleased with how this came out. These pictures make it look like I used a matte top coat, but I didn’t. I smoothed everything over with Seche Vite and there is a beautiful shine in person. However, I think this would look really cool matte, as these photos are showing.