Thursday, March 9, 2017

Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Green, Gold, and Rainbow Nails for St Patrick's Day 2017

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Hello lovely readers! For today's Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday I have an all-indie manicure to celebrate St Patrick's Day 2017.


For this manicure, I combined some classic St Patrick's Day elements: green, gold, and rainbows! Below is a closer look at all of the components.

The Green
For the green, I used Yule Thank Me Later by Pretty & Polish. I used this beautiful green and blue duochrome on my index and middle finger.

Yule Thank me Later by Pretty & Polish 


The Gold
For the gold, I used Spike my Cider also from Pretty & Polish. I used this warm gold holo with gold micro glitter on my pinky.

Spike my Cider by Pretty & Polish


The Rainbow
I wanted to recreate a glittery abstract rainbow that would complement my green and gold polishes. To do so, I started with 2 layers of Drunk on Holo by Painted Polish by Lexi (originally reviewed here). I top coated polish and waited for the polish to be completely dried before moving on to the water marble.

For the water, I used several holographic polishes from Indigo Banana. I am no water marble expert, but I suggest you use a barrier (latex works great) around your finger so that you can easily remove excess polish. I also suggest you use a small glass (disposable Dixie cups work great) and distill water for the best results.

Drunk on Holo by Painted Polish by Lexi

Fall 2015 holographic polishes by Indigo Bananas 

Macro of water marble

The Final Look
To complete the look, I used a dotting tool and Yule Thank me Later to draw a litter 4-leaf clover over Spiced Cider. I sealed the look with a layer of glossy top coat.

Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Green, Gold, and Rainbow Nails for St Patrick's Day 2017



The products used can be purchased at:

Pretty & Polished (Use my code  express10 for 10% off your purchase)

I hope you have fun with your St Patrick's Day nail art and don't be intimated by try water marbles. They take some practice but they can be a lot of fun!

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15 comments:

  1. I love this! The watermarble is amazing! <3

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  2. Love how all of the elements of this work together!

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  3. Love the water marble - the colors just work so perfectly!

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  4. Yule Thank Me Later is one of my all-time favorite P&Ps! And that marble is so pretty!

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  5. This is so cute! I was just going to try a watermarble tonight!

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  6. Beautiful mani, great color choices. I wish your pictures were larger so I could see them better though.

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    1. Her pictures look great to me, they are actually the standard pic size for Blogger blogs. If you are having issues seeing the details, try clicking on them to see them in a larger size.

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  7. I love how you've water-marbled the accent nail. I tried watermarbling a couple of times but the mess was a bit much.

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  8. Gorgeous rainbow marble. Brings this mani together ♡

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  9. That looks like so much fun -- I wish I was so talented! It turned out very, very pretty!

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  10. This is so cute for the upcoming holiday! I love how you incorporated the rainbow marble :)

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  11. What a great combination of polishes! I love the marble you did.

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