Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patty's Day, or As Close as I'm Gonna Get!

Hi love bugs, how is everyone on this fine evening? I had a busy weekend of organizing!  I finally got my Alex units from Ikea, and I can proudly say I am the owner of a gorgeous vanity! Finally....I have been "storing" my makeup (and a lot of it) on our spare bed in crappy little containers.  I am so happy to finally have a big girl vanity!  Make sure you guys check out my makeup storage video coming up on YouTube.  I'm editing that bad boy right now!

Back to this mani was one that I did for St. Patty's Day.  It's green but that's about the only thing that makes it good for this holiday!  I just don't love this holiday.  *ducks down to avoid getting beaten*  I don't know why, I just feel like the green beer and the beads, ugh not my style.  I'm not a big drinker so we don't go out for green beer, I don't have a lick of Irish in me, other than my beloved Notre Dame Football, I'm just not a St. Patty's kinda girl.  But kudos to all you Irish kids out there, enjoy your day!  Nothing against the Irish, honest!

Ok nails, nails, sorry.  Have a lookie loo and then we shall chat....

I must say, this turned out way better than I originally thought!  When I told my hubby I was going to attempt a St. Patty's Day mani he just chuckled.  Bitches be trippin yo! 

My index and pinky fingers are 2 coats of Julie G Holla-Peno.  

My middle finger (and my favorite mama slappin finger of the bunch) is done by the "splatter" method.  I painted my nail with 2 coats of Julie G White Orchid (yes this whole mani is done with Julie G colors) and waited for that to dry.  I then dipped the tip of a straw into Holla-Peno. I held the straw about 6 inches from my nail and blew the polish onto my nail using a fast and hard breath.  If you blow slowly (get your minds out of the gutter people) you will get a big blob of polish on your nail and you will have to start over.  After you throw the polish across the room and punch yourself in the face that is. I've done it many times, it's a real pain in the ass!  Short and fast breaths peeps!  Let that dry and do the same thing with black polish.  I used Julie G Black Sheep.

My ring finger is basic black polish and Julie G A Star is Born on the tip.  I painted half way down the nail, let it dry, painted 1/4 down the nail, let it dry then did the very tip of the nail.  I also place glitter with a toothpick if need be to get it to look just right.  

And of course, my guys have seen these dots before, I even have a tutorial on my Youtube page.  Different sized dots just scattered on the nail.  

What do you guys think? A few people have asked for a splatter tutorial on my Youtube channel, would you guys like to see that?

Happy Polishing and Happy St. Patty's Day!!


  1. Love it! ♥
    And yes I would like to see a splatter tutorial. :-)

  2. I don't enjoy green beer but I love green nails! : D