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Friday, March 18, 2011

Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day mani

.....lol - its my first try♥

I used alot of polish's for this look, The colours are posted below. So far these lil' beads are holding on, even though I only set them into my wet top coat, the last mani i did with the hex glitter took forever to get off, so now I am -only- applying top cot over embellishments if I am going to wear my nail art for a few days.....

Below are gold 4 leaf clovers I made with heart shaped glitter pieces I found at the Dollar Store After applying top coat,  added a small dot of more Top Coat to stick these gold hearts to my nail. I will have to try painting clovers on my nails.... it is just 2 dots joined together with a V/point...... will have to do some painted on clovers in the future.

The base polish is Icing ( by Claire's ) Manic Monday, a dark green that was good to go in two coats. It dried very shiny on its own but is shown here with a coat of TC.
wtfudge----- where did that piece of fluff come from?

The colours of my rainbow are; Art Deco - Hot Pink, Claire's - Neon Burst, Sally Hansen XW - Mellow Yellow, Billie - Green Meadows, Sally Hansen XW - Blue me Away, China Glaze - Spontaneous



I used this tiny brush I purchased at The Dollar-Rama to apply the polish for my rainbow. I put a dot of each colour onto a piece of tin foil, it was very easy......












Here is how I made the pot of gold. I used a franken polish that is a dark mossy green... the shape of the cauldren is two oblong circles. I added a gold polish to the area where my micro beads would be placed,


Then using a stark white polish, I created a base for the rainbow - although this is not curved enough to be a real rainbow..... using the white as a base ensured that the polish's I chose would be much brighter then if layered over the dark green polish.
 


Then using my tiny Dollar-Rama brush I applied the rainbow colours



Then applied a top coat to the area I applied the gold polish to, and sprinkled on the gold micro-beads. I gently pressed them into the wet polish. I did not apply Top Coat to the micro-beads,


The 4 leaf clovers are gold glitter hearts I purchased at a dollar store in my town.... They are thick but they do stay on when set into wet polish, applying top coat over these does not ruin the gold shiny finish. I used silver and gold for the shamrock stems..... wish I just used a bright gold instead.











a golden 4 leaf clover?













































And finally -  this is Icing Manic Monday, a dark green creme. All my dark green creme polish's dry fast and shiny. most are usually opaque in 2 coats ( Avon Olive Green = Best dark green creme polish ever!)


here is a quick comparison to some dark green polish's
L-R, Avon - Green Olive, Finger Paints Tough Art to Follow, NYC Flat Iron Green, Icing Manic Monday, Claire's Matte Green, shown clockwise below

below Left at 1 coat each, right 2 coats with Top Coat



.... and a photo of all the stuff I used for my Pot of Gold nail art

17 comments:

Amber from Rainbows&Sparkles said...

LOVE. IT.

Amber from Rainbows&Sparkles said...

Also, where did you get the micro beads? I love the little corked bottle!

Kimberly said...

This art work is precious! Love it, girlie!!!

paint that nail said...

I love it!! Especially the little gold beads, very creative!!

Patricia said...

so cute! ^_^

Dovey said...

oh wow!! a really nice deviation from the standard green mani

Nail Designs xox said...

i love it!!

Definitely Addicted said...

That looks great! My husband walked by as I was reading this, and he likes it too :)

ChaosButterfly said...

This is way too adorable.

Jane said...

So cute!

Angeles said...

Very original!
This mani is unlike any I've seen... I love it! ;-)

You nailed it! said...

this is the coolest st patty's day mani i've ever seen! xx

EVE UNDERGROUND said...

omg that is so cute!!!

rosey said...

nice mani! love it!

LemonyEmily said...

This is great, i love your brainwave of useing heart shaped sequins for the four leaf clovers! the rainbow looks great, the colour combo is perfect :)

Emily @emilysnailfiles

Lucy said...

Clever manicure! It's adorable.

domesticgoddess said...

I love it, so cute, I know what you mean about the top coat and the embelishments sometimes you think you're going to need to drill the little suckers off.