Sunday, March 17, 2013

Green Day 4: Saint Patrick's Day Manicure

Hello my lovelies and happy Sunday! Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all those celebrating! Today is the grand finale of my green series and the final manicure is very green and very sparkly. I didn't do any four leaf clovers or pots of gold this year, but I did use a polish called Four Leaf Clover. If you wanna see my St. Patty's Day mani from last year you can check it out here. Here's what I came up with this year. 

China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Running In Circles indoors, artificial light
Isn't this a fun nail art? I started with a base of China Glaze Four Leaf Clover from the Up & Away collection for spring 2010. I have a soft spot for this collection and I keep purchasing polishes from it even so many years after it came out. Four Leaf Clover is an amazing green, but it's impossible to photograph. There is no accurate picture of this on the internet and I didn't do such a good job either. 

China Glaze Four Leaf Clover indoors, artificial light
First of all, this is way brighter in person. It's also a very unusual type of green because in some lights it looks more yellow toned while in others it looks blue toned. Just imagine something very vivid and awesome when you look at my pictures. The formula on this one is truly amazing. I only did one thicker coat to get this opaque. Not only is it very pigmented, but it applies like butter and levels out by itself, so any imperfection gets solved when it dries. All in all, a great green and something that must be part of everyone's collection. 

China Glaze Four Leaf Clover indoors, artificial light
I decided to use some of my striping tape to create the nail art on top with Running In Circles. This Cirque du Soleil polish is a beautiful bright green glass fleck with a pretty good pigmentation. I don't know how many coats it would take for it to be opaque by itself, but I only did one thicker coat to achieve this look. Then I removed the tape and voila! 

China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Running In Circles indoors, artificial light
I'm honestly in love with this manicure! It's very out there and I admit that not many people would wear it. But for me it is the perfect way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. I hope you enjoyed these green posts and don't forget to return tomorrow for your dose of Monday Blues


20 comments:

  1. Cat de frumos este verdele de la China Glaze. Imi place mult, iar tu ai niste unghii superbe.

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  2. love it!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

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  3. I love, love, love this mani!♡♥♡

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  4. super lovely. just love the contrasting greens. happy st. paddy's day!

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  5. This is really beautiful Mihaela!!!

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  6. LOVE! omg, so cute. Running in Circles is just the prettiest green.

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  7. I love it!!! I love both polishes and together WOW!

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  8. I love both of these polishes! I agree the Clover is so difficult to photograph.. You did such an immaculate job on the striping tape!!!

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  9. Thank you so much! Glad you love it!

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  10. Thank you! I love Running in Circles so much!

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  11. Thank you! I knew you would love this combo!

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  12. Well I'm glad that by the 3rd or 4th post I convinced you to love greens hehe. And thank you!

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