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St. Patrick’s Day Manicure 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day NailsIt’s St. Patrick’s Day! While Katie may not be into St. Patrick’s Day I definitely am. My family is of Irish descent (with a name like Fitzpatrick that’s pretty obvious…) so we have a big St. Patrick’s Day dinner every year. This year I was entirely in charge of the dinner and I have to say it turned out really well. I posted a little collage of everything I made over on Instagram if you want to check that out.

Anyway, onto the point of this post. My manicure! This is one of those manicures that I just kept adding things to. But I like the way it turned out!

The base is PISTOL polish Knock Em’ Dead then I sponged Ulta Snow White and wet n wild Fergie nail color in Grammy Gold over Knock ‘Em Dead with an eyeshadow sponge. At the base of the nail I added a little glitter (deborah lippmann Shake Your Money Maker). And, like I said, I couldn’t quit adding things, so of course I added a little four leaf clover on my ring finger.

The thing about this manicure is it is definitely over the top. I’ve done more subtle St. Patrick’s Day manicures in the past that I’ve worn the entire St. Patrick’s Day weekend. This manicure came off after dinner!

There are swatches under the jump. Make sure to check out the related posts for links to other St. Patrick’s Day manicures I have done!


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The Daily Varnish + All You Magazine

All You Magazine Y’all! I’m so excited about this! Several months ago All You magazine contacted me regarding a technique I’ve used in past manicures to create an ombre effect using an eyeshadow sponge tip applicator. They asked me to create a manicure for the magazine. That manicure can be found in the March 2014 issue which is on […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Valentine’s Day Manicures 2014

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2014 I admit it. I’m one of those weird people who likes Valentine’s Day. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. I mean, really. What’s so bad about a holiday that involves chocolate, flowers and hearts? This week I’ve worn a couple of Valentine’s Day themed manicures that I go into detail about […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Olympic Rings Manicure

Olympic Rings Nail Art cover I can’t help but get excited about the Olympics. There’s something really special about people from all corners of the globe coming together to celebrate sports. The Opening Ceremony in Sochi is tonight and my excitement almost always ends up showing itself on my nails! For the summer Olympics in London I did a very […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Gold Polka Dot Fade

Gold Polka Dot Fade Cover It’s pretty obvious by now I have a serious  thing for polka dot manicures. I’ve done tons of them. And I never get sick of them! This manicure came about because I wanted to use OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. but did not want to use it as a full manicure. It’s not the most flattering color on […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Super Bowl Mani Ideas!

Super Bowl Nail Art cover Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend! While I’m much more of a college football fan and my NFL team didn’t make it this year (Panthers ) I’m still excited for the game. It’s a cultural event, after all. And those commercials! But let’s be honest, the reason I really look forward to the Super Bowl […] Continue reading →

Celeb Nails: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore Marie Claire 2014 cover nails The February issue of Marie Claire came in the mail recently with Drew Barrymore on the cover. My eyes immediately went to her nails. She was rocking what looked like easy nail art that was really cute. So of course, I had to give it a try. In the magazine it actually said what polishes […] Continue reading →