It’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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Every time I wear a polish that falls in the nude(like) category I end up adding something to my manicure. No matter how pretty the polish is I am deathly bored of it within hours. L’Oreal Liya’s Nude was no exception. While I do love the color of that polish it was just a bit […] Continue reading →
It’s a busy month here at The Daily Varnish! Earlier in the month my nails appeared in All You magazine. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, my nails are also in the latest issue of First For Women magazine. Interestingly enough, the magazine took a poll of their readers and 56% said they would try sweater nails. […] Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I love shoes. Like nail polish, I truly believe there is no such thing as too many shoes. It’s just not possible! Over the years I have done manicures inspired by shoes ranging from a pair of Miu Miu slingbacks to Missoni for Target suede pumps. It’s a nice way to merge 2 of my […] Continue reading →
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 →