Today is our national holiday, and I’m honouring it with my annual tradition of the Paddy’s Day manicure.
In previous years I was mad for painting the tri-colour on every nail, which looked both over-the-top and sloppy, as well as just a TEENSY bit overzealous. This year, I decided to go for an unusual green with a statement nail. I did a tri-colour flag on both my thumbnails, and painted the other nails with a mermaidy, shimmer-packed sea green.
This was actually entirely an Essence manicure, apart from the matte top-coat. I used Essence Colour & Go 38 Choose Me for most of my nails – it’s sort of a jelly with a translucent green base, packed to the rafters with gold, green and turquoise micro-shimmer particles. It leaves a clean, non-gritty finish. I only used two coats above; a glossy top-coat would work perfectly and give depth to the colour.
For my thumb, I used two coats each of Essence Colour & Go 18 Check Me Out (green), Essence tip-painter (white) and Essence Multi Dimension 60 Watch Out! (orange). To top it off (and because I love the effect a matte top-coat has over nail art) I added one coat of Claire’s Matte Top Coat.
So that was my St. Patrick’s Day manicure! Want to see some pictures from the parade? Yeah you do… I was very excited to go to it this year because I’ve been out of the country for the past two years, and I really missed our humble festivities in Sligo.
Okay, when I’m uploading pictures of tractors I know it’s about time to retire the photo-uploader for the day…
Hope you are all having a spectacular day!