The St. Patrick’s Day Manicure

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MAY THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH BE WITH YA!
Warning: Picture & Word Heavy! 🙂

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Before we begin, have YOU seen THIS amazing Zoya sneak-peek? Coming out April 1st! Uh, they are all gorgeous! How will I choose??

http://zoyanailpolish.blogspot.com/

Here is the description by Zoya of all their BEAUTIFUL Summery colors:

Zoya BEACH Collection

  • Reagan (ZP614) – deep cerise pink cream
  • Lara (ZP615) – vivid cerise pink cream
  • Shelby (ZP616) – soft pinky pink cream
  • Arizona (ZP617) – soft coral orange cream
  • Tracie (ZP618) – sea grass metallic
  • Wednesday (ZP619) – soft aqua cream

Zoya SURF Collection

  • Rory (ZP620) – lotus pink foil metallic
  • Carly (ZP621) – thalia purple foil metallic
  • Kimber (ZP622) – magenta pink foil metallic
  • Myrta (ZP623) – coral orange foil metallic
  • Meg (ZP624) – mermaid green foil metallic
  • Zuza (ZP625) – aquamarine foil metallic

Which ones are you looking forward to?!?! I say ALL!!!! 🙂

The following is my St. Patrick’s Day Mani:

I love water marbling. I’m still learning the best methods, so excuse the mess! I still thought it was kind of pretty, though, so it’s not an epic fail! 🙂

What you will need:
* # of nail polish you desire (Paint your nails white before working. You need this blank canvas!)
* Paper cup (Believe me, you don’t want to use a drinking glass!)
* Room temp filtered water
* Orange stick or Dotting tools (Believe it or not, I used a screwdriver because I was in a hurry because my son was asleep and I had to get it going! I cleaned it off with nail polish remover, if you were curious! 😉 )
* Tape to cover around your fingers (I did not do this)
* Q-tips and nail polish remover

So, set up your area, fill up a paper cup almost to the rim with filtered water (please, make sure it’s room temp otherwise it does not work well. Believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve also used tap water, and there’s just something about it that doesn’t work!). Slowly add a dot of polish into the center of the cup and let it spread out, but try to work fast. I did 3 dots of each because I wanted the color to be dark enough, especially since it kind of fades away into the white. If you’re curious, I used Zoya Shawn, China Glaze Gaga for Green and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I decided to keep it simple. 🙂 Also, another hint, is to keep your polishes open so that you can work fast and you don’t waste time opening the bottles. Keep adding colors in the pattern you desire and then use the orange stick or dotting tool to create the design you desire. I’ve searched Youtube for ways to create perfect designs because I’m no expert, and there are some awesome artists out there!! Dip a nail in (ONE AT A TIME) and use the orange stick or dotting tool to scrap the polish around your nail and THEN remove! Otherwise, you will get a mess on your nail instead of a design. 🙂 Repeat the steps until you’ve completed and enjoy the unique look. I GUARANTEE you will get compliments!! 🙂

Have you tried water marbling? What is your best method of achieving the best design?

Current favorite/want/need: I love Victoria’s Secrets’ Incredible scented body lotion. It’s got hints of (according to the back of the lotion) bright magnolia, sultry sandalwood, and sparkling pear. It’s definitely a great combo! I absolutely *love* this scent, and I’ve been using it for awhile. I didn’t use it in my pregnancy because I would get nauseous from ANYTHING that had strong smells, so I avoided it, but now, I’m back to using it *ALL* the time! 🙂

3 Comments

  1. This looks so awesome I love it!

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