Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nail Art: FingerFood's Theme Buffet #11 - Super Sparkly Green and Gold...St. Patrick's Day

I think today's manicure might be the glitteriest, shiniest one that I've done to date.

This started off as a bit of an experiment for St. Patrick's day nail art for FingerFood's Theme Buffet. I knew I was going to miss getting this done for the holiday, so I wanted to throw something together that didn't scream "St. Paddy's" but still fit the theme.

After setting out all of my green nail polishes for inspiration, I just couldn't decide what to do. I didn't want to spend TOO much time and effort on a manicure because I had an upcoming interview and would be removing it right away. Since I missed the holiday, I didn't want something filled with clovers, either. Instead, I opeted for a green and gold look.

Two of the Cult Nails polishes that I just got this week kept grabbing my eye. When you see how sparkly they are, it's no WONDER they were grabbing my eye. The first was Walk of Shame, a super sparkly gold glitter with various size hexes and brilliant iridescent microglitter. The second polish was Dance All Night, which featured a combination of blue and green hex glitter and gold microglitter.

Now that I had my green and gold theme going on, I had to decide what sort of design to do.  I've been wanting to try to do a glitter gradient over bare nails for a while, so I figured I'd try one with the green glitter. I'm sure it would have worked better with a  polish that wasn't so chunky, but I still like how it turned out.

I painted a single coat of gold as a base color / undies for the glitter I planned to use. Over that I used two coats of Walk of Shame.

These photos don't even begin to show exactly HOW shiny my accent nails are. I think this might be the bling-iest glitter combination ever. The camera just seems to go crazy when it even thinks of photographing it.  Seriously, I think this is the most epic glitter bomb that has ever been on my nails. I just can't stop staring at it every time it catches the light.

Polishes / Items used in this manicure were:
  • Gold  base/undie: Salon Perfect - Gold Leaf
  • Gold glitter: Cult Nails - Walk of Shame
  • Blue and Green glitter: Cult Nails - Dance All Night
These last two shots were actually taken right before I went to edit these photos. I have a paua shell that I got in New Zealand sitting on my desk next to my computer. I was about to put my SD card in the reader slot when I realized that my nails matched the shell PERFECTLY. I just had to get a couple pictures of them together!

The only thing that I'm sad about is that I can't keep this on my nails longer. (;_;) I have that job interview tomorrow and, sadly, will be stuck in greige land.  I suppose I can live vicariously through the nail art offered by all of these other Theme Buffet participants!


  1. Love all the glitter especially the ones concentrated on the tips :)

    1. Thanks! I was just trying the technique out and actually like how it turned out

  2. Sparkly and FABULOUS! Love this look!