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.
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|
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|
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.
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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