Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks

Hello Loves.  With St. Patrick's Day only a week away, I have a fun little Shamrock mani to show you today.  As usual, details to follow.
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Gel Polish Manicure

Base: Couture Ooh La La French, Couture Big Spender, Couture High Roller, Couture Aloe Very
Stamping Color: Mundo de Unas Green mixed with Mundo de Unas Bronze
Stamping Image: Messy Mansion MM04

Ok, so there's a lot going on in the base for this one.  I started with a solid white base with Ooh La La French.  I then used a stiff round brush to dab on a layer of High Roller using a stippling technique.  I cured that and then repeated the process with Big Spender.  Cured again and repeated the process one more time with Aloe Very.  The result is an interesting Jade effect.  You can see swatches of the greens I used here.

For the stamping polish, I simply mixed two parts green to one part bronze to get a green with a shimmery gold effect.  You can see the detail in the base and stamping polish a little better in this picture.
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Gel Polish Manicure

I really like this one, even though it makes my fingers look dead.  Though it does make me wonder why I am so drawn to colors that look absolutely horrid on me.  Must be my luck. ;)



  1. Your fingers don't look dead in the picture - all I noticed was how cute they look.

  2. this is beautiful.

    do you use Couture top & base coat as your first choice? if not which brands do you find are best for top and base?


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