Here is a simple manicure I've done for St. Patrick's Day:
First Color- OPI I Get A Kick Out Of Gold
Second Color- OPI DS Glow
Third Color- OPI Green-wich Village
Glitter- China Glaze's Cleopatra
Below is a photo pre-glitter. It looks very unfinished.
I chose to use gold because: St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday. The word "Irish" makes me think of leprechauns. Annnnd... Leprechauns make me think of a pot of gold! :) Oh, and I was obviously inspired by the latest nail trend: the "Ruffian" manicure.
Here is one thin coat of glitter that I tried to fade out toward the tips of my nails. I eventually added another full coat.
Oh, one last thing... I tried the new decorative elements on the pictures but they were just too distracting. I guess I will have to save them for items photographed in my lightbox!
Hope you liked the nails! They are so sparkly and fun!
Lizzy- To make the lines smooth, you just need to start with enough polish on your brush! I made the arch effect by starting the polish in the center of the nail and making one curving stroke along the right side of the nail, going back to the center and making another stroke to the left. Then fill in the center (if necessary). I hope you understood that. It is hard to explain but actually quite simple/easy in real life!
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