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Thursday, March 13, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Retro Nail Art

Fellow Florida beauty blogger Eugenia (of Geniabeme.com) challenged some of us beauty bloggers to come up with a St. Patrick's Day themed post for her link up. We could blog about anything green. And since I've been toying around with nail art lately, I decided, why not create another green manicure to show you?

I was staring at my collection and really wanted to do something with chartreuse. Combining different shades of green I ended up with this look, which has a bit of a retro theme to me. The color combination looks like something from the wardrobe department on That 70's Show, doesn't it?



All you need are three shades of any color, tape, and a little patience. I applied two coats of a chartreuse nail polish (it was a travel bottle and the brand name has rubbed off by now), waited 20 minutes for it to dry. Then I took tape, cut a slight curve along the edge. Placed it on my nail, and painted the next color onto my nail -- removing the tape immediately while the polish is still wet for cleaner edges. Wait another 15 minutes for polish to dry. Repeat with next shade of green. Repeat on all nail (or just do an accent) and finish off with glossy top coat.

For this manicure I used Revlon Posh (middle shade of green) and Zoya Shawn (dark forest green). There's no way anyone can pinch you come Monday if you're wearing this on your nails!

My nail art still needs more practice, but I'm having fun attempting it. What kind of fun green manicure will you be wearing to celebrate on Monday?



12 comments:

  1. Some attempt is better than no attempt, mama. Which is what I made. Ha! I think this is a darn good look. You go, girl!

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  2. OOO! Very lovely! I love the greens you used!

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  3. Yeah, well worth trying on St Patrick's Day, although green is not a colour I would normally go for

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  4. This came out really cute!I love how they kind of bled into each other!

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  5. Ooh, these shades of green work really well together and it does remind me of That 70's Show! I really like that Revlon Posh color, I'd like to own it.

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  6. I think it's part of the permanent line. I got it last year when emerald was the color of the year. I though it would be a fun way to do green in spring and summer.

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  7. Thanks. Slowly getting the hang of nail art. Even the easy stuff can require some patience though. I have the hardest time waiting for polish to dry. Haha! It's basically watching paint dry, for real.

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  8. Yea very 70's I love it!

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