Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art - Green Skittles

Hey guys!

Today I'll be showing you the final design in my St. Patrick's Day series. For today's design, I had a number of simple ideas running through my head, but I couldn't land on just one. So, I decided to incorporate all of the ideas by creating a St. Patrick's Day skittle mani!

For my pinky nails, I did a simple green striped mani, and for my ring nails I did a green dot design that's reminiscent of my rainbow polka dot design. For my middle nails and thumb nails (not pictured), I simply did 2 coats of Nubar Reclaim, which is a gorgeous green linear holo. And finally, for my index nails, I did a subtle ruffian with a basic shamrock accent. I've totally fallen in love with the ruffian mani and I can foresee many more of them in my future!

Enjoy!






Products used:
CND Stickey Base Coat
Essie - Mint Candy Apple (base on pinky, lightest dots on ring, shamrock on index)
China Glaze - Holly-Day (dark stripe on pinky, darkest dots on ring)
China Glaze - Gaga for Green (light stripe on pinky, lime dots on ring, inside of shamrock on index)
China Glaze - Starboard (medium dots on ring, creme section of ruffian)
Nubar - Reclaim (middle and thumb)
OPI - Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow (base for ruffian)
Seche Vite Top Coat

23 comments:

  1. I love the variety...I went with just four leaf clovers down with dotting tools today and I'm bored with it already.

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  2. I think this is soo cute! :) I love it

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  3. I love the white with green polka dots. Very festive, love it!

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  4. This is a great combo. It's so cute and festive without being gaudy.

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  5. Haha, you have so many green polishes.. :) I love your index finger, it looks really nice :)

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  6. This has to be my favorite St. Pat's Day mani I have seen.....love this!

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  7. This mani looks great. Love the polka dot design on the ring finger.

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  8. Love these. I think each nail goes together so the skittle design works out really well!

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  9. This is cute, each is so unique and I can't pick my favorite.
    You need one more leaf to your clover for luck :D

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  10. Ohh that ruffle nail might just be my favorite :D The holo is a bit out of place but overall, this is a super fun manicure!

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  11. Love this!!! I especially love the holo accent nail =)

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  12. so supe cute! i just love them all especially the ruffian, I wanted to do something similiar, thanks for the great inspiration, may have to copy.

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  13. Adore the white nail with dots xx

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  14. I just love the half moon with the little clover! How cute!
    And that Nubar polish you used on the middle finger is just gorgeous!

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  15. Super cute!!!!Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  16. Love it! It's fun just what St. Patty's day should be! Great use of colors and you included some of my favs I never would have (until now) thought would go together! The ruffian is interesting - love the shade Reclaim - always a fav of mine, and probably the most surprising for me in this skittle just because it's a holo and don't usually see holos in skittles - but it works! I love the Essie Mint, and since Gaga for Green came out, I am nuts for it like I was when CG Starboard came out! Just wow and great. Have a fun day. This should be put in your repeat file. It's a goodie!

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    1. If there were a contest for the best St. Patty's day mani - this would get my vote!

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  17. I love this, it came out perfect of course because you ROCK at freehand <3

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