Sunday, 16 March 2014

FingerFood's Theme Weeks - St Patrick's Day

Polishes used: Sinful Colors Call You Later, OPI Goldeneye, Sally Hansen Ion and NYC High Line Green
While I don't celebrate St Patrick's day, the colours associated with it are my definite favourites - green and gold just go so well together! I decided to use this opportunity to try my hand at a more complex pattern of shamrocks.

Shamrocks and gold - St Patrick's manicure

I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Ion on my accent nail and thumb, and two coats of NYC Highline Green over the rest. On my pinky and pointer, I added a sponged tip gradient of Sinful Colors Call You Later, while on my middle finger I added a lot of dots with OPI Goldeneye, as a sort of representation of a pot of gold. Finally, on my accent finger I created some three-leafed shamrocks with my dotting tool and a fine nail art brush, and added some gold dots between the green leaves. Everything was topcoated with Seche Vite.

The glitter gradient is beautifully sparkly.
The glitter gradient is super sparkly and ornate, and I'm quite happy with the tiny leaves I created, even if they're not the perfect four leafed clovers.

Polishes I used:
  • Sinful Colors Call You Later - a mixture of small and medium glitters in two shades of green, suspended in a clear, runny base. Perfect for sponging on gradients, and very sparkly.
  • OPI Goldeneye - dense flecks of gold in a clear base that could reach full opacity with three coats. My go-to gold for dotting.
  • Sally Hansen Ion - a cool neutral crème, opaque in two easy coats and perfect as a base for nail art.
  • NYC High Line Green - saturated, warm medium green, opaque in a single coat if you're careful. Easy to apply, and fast drying. An amazing budget lacquer!
Thanks for looking, and check out other contributions to this week's theme below! Check out other St Patrick's Day manis here:


  1. I like your choice of green, it's very spring-like :) and you're right the gold and green go so well together! Gorgeous mani :) x

  2. Oooo these are gorgeous! I think I need to add that green glitter to my hoard... <3
    ~Rachel x

    1. Thanks! I really like that glitter, and it's very cheap. Too bad Boots in Edinburgh stopped stocking Sinful Colors a while ago...

  3. I just adore everything about this look! Great work!

  4. Really pretty and I love the sparkles from the golds you chose!

  5. I love the colors you chose, they work together perfectly. Lovely shamrocks as well! :)


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