Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing some form of green today– bonus points for you if it’s on your nails ;)
I thought it’d be be fun to do a fresh St. Patrick’s Day-inspired set that didn’t require the shamrocks, rainbows or pots of gold; just a simple and clean green and gold design.
For my thumb, ring and pinky fingers, I started off with two thin coats of Vivacious Verdigris from Cuccio Colour, a dark, matte metallic green. After the polish dried, I applied a v-shaped decal towards the tip of each nail and covered it with a coat of Honey Ryder, a Liquid Sand polish from The Bond Girls Collection by OPI. After this polish dried completely, I carefully peeled off the stickers to reveal a v-shaped metallic green design on each nail.
For my index and middle fingers, I began with a single coat of I Come In Peas from Sephora by OPI, and topped it with a thick coat of Linna from Shimmer Polish.
I love how clean cut it turned out! I usually have such horrible experiences using decals or stickers to create a textured design, but it worked out perfectly for me this time around– hopefully this is a good sign for future experiments. I also love how it doesn’t scream, ‘Kiss me, I’m trying to pretend I’m Irish,’ but still covers me on the wearing green part :)
Did you paint your nails green for St. Patrick’s Day? Share your photos with me by tagging me (@polishedpr) on Instagram!