These are my all out St Patrick’s Day themed nails. And the ones i will be keeping on till Saturday.
So the colours i used for this look are: ‘Spring Green’ by Barry M, ‘Heartbeat’ by 17, ‘Topaz’ by Natural Collection, ‘312’ by Miss Sporty, ‘Aztec’ by BeautyUK, ‘Matt White’ by Barry M, ‘Grey Matter’ by Rimmel, ‘Sulk’ by 17, ‘Black Out’ by Rimmel, ‘669’ by Maybelline, ‘Emerald Green’ by Barry M, ‘Double Decker Red’ by Rimmel, ‘749’ by Maybelline, ‘Bright Orange’ by Max Factor, ‘320’ by Miss Sporty, indigo’ by Barry M, ‘461’ by Maybelline, ‘Vivid Purple’ by Barry M and ‘Misty Jade’ by Rimmel.
The background colour i used on the ring and middle finger nails is a bottom layer of heartbreat with topaz on top. And the other nails are Spring green.
So starting with the middle and ring fingers i first drew on the cloud with just white dabbing it on starting in the middle and moving outwards until i’d achieved the shape i wanted, Then i drew on the pot. Once i had done the pot i went back to the cloud with a grey to give it an outline and add fluff to it. Heading back once again to the pot i added a metallic grey for highlights. The i started with the gold, slowly starting around the brim of the pot and moving upwards as if it was staked i added gold dots, then i went in with a lighter gold to add highlights and then a metallic bronze for lowlights and definition.
Finally i moved onto doing the rainbow. After i had painted the yellow line i realised i’d put it in the wrong place. So yes, it is orange, i just made a mistake. But i started with the red and line by line added the colours onto the nail. Some of the colours needed two coats, but mostly it was okay with just one.
The little finger has a Leprechaun hat on it. I drew it on with a darker green and used a very light green for the highlights and a metallic green or the sash and added a gold buckle on the sash.
The Index finger has a three cloved shamrock on it, i used the same green that i had used for the hat to paint it out. I find the best way to draw a shamrock is to draw hearts and join them together. Then add a stem. I used a very light green for highlights and a metallic green for shading.
Finally then thumb nail had the Guinness Harp on it. I started with the flat part at the bottom ad started drawing upwards from this. Sometimes i found dotting out where you needed the line to end helped drawing it out. To tidy up lines i did use the background colour and went back round after.
I ope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have a great St Patrick’s day!!! And have fun recreating this look!