Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks. It’s been tough and even my love for nail polish isn’t doing anything to help the situation. I am super behind on posts and I have a huge box of new collections I need to get swatched and reviewed. Hopefully, I cant find some time this coming week to really buckle down and get on track again. No promises though, sometimes life just gets in the way. I’m sure everyone can understand that when you get overwhelmed, you need to learn to take some steps back and deal with those things that are bothering you before you can continue on.
For St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would put some effort into my nails again. I haven’t really sat down and done my nails for a while, which is unheard of for me… So, I went and got out some greens and I even did some watermarbling that I am quite proud of!
The polishes I used for this look are Essie Absolutely Shore, Cupcake Polish Leaf Me Alone, Essie Yespadrilles and Zoya Leia (new Zoya spring collection on it’s way as well). I painted Absolutely Shore on all of my nails. It would act as a base for my accent nail, too.
Feel free to use any polishes you want. I just wanted to share which ones for your convenience. I would have chosen a different base for my nails. Absolutely Shore doesn’t have the best formula. It’s pretty thin and doesn’t have the best coverage. I had to use 3 coats for opacity.
Zoya Leia, Essie Yespadrilles, Cupcake Polish Leaf Me Alone, Essie Absolutely Shore
I wanted to create a watermarble design that resembled a four leaf clover, so I picked out a pistachio green, green holo and a shimmery sheer white. I thought the clover design would stand out more with the green holo and the white shimmer would be a great way to create an outline for the shape.
It took me many tries to get it right! I’m not an expert when it comes to watermarbling! I’m still an amateur. It’s a skill you have to practice repeatedly to get down pat! So if you’ve tried watermarbling before and you feel like you suck and you’ll never be able to get it right, just keep trying! You’ll get it right and when you do, it’ll all be worth it!
Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day! Beware of pinching and stay hydrated! (:
Look out for next week, there should be heaps of Sinful Colors coming your way. Fingers crossed!