So I was working on my water marble shamrock all week, and I was working on a peace contrack with the color green and today is the final day. So last night I did nail the 4 leaf clover water marble and I finally made it! I am really proud of myself. I am even prouder about the fact that I actually got to take decent pictures of it, since clean up took me the larger part of 3 hours. Yes, you read right. 3 hours to clean all access polish around my cuticles. However, today I am not going to show it to you. I will probably show it to you later this week, along with a nice Sumary of my entire green week manis. But today I have something else to show you for St. Patrick's Day.
So I started this mani with two coats of The Nail Junkie's Pot O' Gold on my pinky, index and thumb. This polish is a gorgeous black crelly (creme-jelly) with gold circle glitter that looks like little coins, and tone of gold micro glitter. It dries to a matte finish which looks aesome (see close-up pics below!) but since I knew I would add some nail art, I figured I better top coat it. So what you see is one coat of HK Girl Top Coat. The formula of Pot O' Gold is perfect with no issues, except for the hard photo-capturing. As you can see in the pictures it sometimes look as if the polish is not completely opaque. Well you will have to trust me on this - it is opaque! Completely!
|The Nail Junkie Pot O' Gold, two coats of polish - no top.|
|The Nail Junkie Pot O' Gold 2 coats of polish, one coat of HK Girl fast dry top coat|
On my middle and ring nails I applied 4 or 5 coats of a gold polish by L'Oreal that doesn't even have a name. It is extremely sheer and after the 4th coat I thought I was going to give up. But it was the lightest shade of gold I could find in my stash and eventually it became opaque enough for me.
The Leprechaun and the Pot O' Gold I drew using a long list of polishes. And then, to place the little golden beads I used a nice and thick coat of Seche Vite top coat. In case you were wondering why I used it and not my new favorite HK Girl top, the answer is simply becasue the HK Girl top dries too fast for me to place all the beads...
So that was my "official" St. Patrick's Day mani. I hope you like it.
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