Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 5 Nail Challenge/ St. Patricks Day mani

Day five of the black and white challenge is a colored base with something black.  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do and how I was going to accomplish this mani and a St. Patricks day mani all in one day.  You see, I am working two 15 hour days between yesterday and today and I ALMOST didn't do anything on my nails.  I almost slept in between my shifts, but I thought, no, there is NO WAY I can not not have something on my nails for St. Patricks Day!  And low and behold I figured out how to kill two birds with one stone!  I am actually quite shocked how well these nails turned out because I did this in about half an hour.  So to my shock I still had time for a nap!  Woot woot.  I really wanted to do a bunch of shamrocks on each nail but one I applied the first leaf I realized I didn't have enough time to accomplish this so I just went with one big one on each nail.  I am pretty surprised how well my bad hand turned out too.

Good hand

bad hand

Base color: Happy Ending by Sinful Colors - 2 coats
Stems: Green Glitter by L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer -2-3 strokes
Orange on right ring finger: Sun Kissed by Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear - 2 coats
Orange on left ring finger (clover): acrylic paint
White on left ring finger: French Tip White by O.P.I. - 2 coats
White on right ring finger: acrylic paint
Black used for all clovers: acrylic paint
White used for inside of clover leafs: White by Kiss Brush On Nail Art Paint
Base coat: Avon Smooth Beginnings
Top coat: Seche Vite - 1 coat

What are you guys wearing for St. Patricks Day?


  1. Hey!! *New follower here*
    Thanks for posting this on my facebook wall. You did well on both hands. I usually don't out art on my right hand, because it's hard. The only kind of art I put on it is stamping.

    Happy St. Patty's day. :-)

  2. Hello new follower! So glad you allowed me to post this on your wall! Thanks for checking out my blog! I have been reading yours for a while and totally thought I was already following you via GFC but I just found that to be untrue. :) I always wondered if people only decorate one hand or not. I just like doing it for the practice. I am thinking of becoming a nail technician and if I hurt my good hand will need to substitute with the other. :) I can't wait to try stamping. Everyone's work impresses me so much. Happy St. Patricks Day to you too!