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Friday, March 18, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - 3 shades of Green


      Happy Friday to everyone! I'm finally back with another look for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge. This week is 3 shades of green! How appropriate with yesterday being St. Patricks Day. Hmmm that was some clever planning by The Crumpet huh. Or do you think it was just the luck of the Irish?

     Now if you're new here you might be wondering what the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge is all about. So first of all welcome, I'm so glad you're here! And secondly, here's a little bit about what this challenge actually is. This challenge is set up a bit differently than most. For starters there is the option to do weekly manicures with one week dedicated to themes, and one to colors. Or you can do every other week and stick with themes only or colors only. For the color portion of the challenge each person is also assigned a pattern. The end result is 40 different looks all done in the same colors. As most of you know I opted to do the color challenge and you can see my previous looks using TealOrange, Purple and GreenBlack and WhiteGreyGlitter toppersPale Blue , 3 shades of Purple and Turquoise.  Whew we've done a lot of looks so far! Now for today's manicure.

    My "pattern" for today was an accent nail. I know not really a pattern but it is a nail art look so it still fits the theme. And is a really easy look to pull off! After thinking way too hard about what I wanted to do for my manicure I decided on the seran wrap technique.

      If you have ever done this technique you know it makes a mess. And there's nothing worse than cleaning up green nail polish from your skin right? Well blue and red polish are right up there too I guess.  I used my new bottle of Simply Peel latex barrier from My Bliss Kiss to keep the mess at bay and was very happy with the results. Plus it makes your skin sparkly when it dries and who doesnt like to sparkle?

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    Using Zoya Tracie as my base color I dabbed on Sinful Colors Exotic Green and China Glaze Cast a Spell. Exotic green is a rich avocado green polish with a creme finish.  It really blended in but can be seen towards the cuticle on my middle finger. Cast a spell is a dark green with hints of gold glitter polish that seemed to take over the entire manicure. Leaving me with much less depth to this look that I originally wanted. 


   The best blending I was able to get is shown here on my ring finger. And because of this I decided to switch up my accent nail and shift it over to the middle finger. Which I'm still not entirely sure I like honestly. I think it's just because I'm so used to seeing the accent on the ring finger. 

   
     For the finished look I used Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold with Red Angle plate Ra-116. Sadly with all the stamping plates I own the St. Patricks themed images were slim pickings. And this clover was really my only option.  But can we take a minute to ohh and ahh over who well this gold polish stamps! Just look at how bold it is over the dark base. I am so so so glad that I finally ordered a few of these polishes to try out. And now I am anxiously awaiting a restock so I can grab a few more. Ekkk Im so excited to stamp now, which is awesome because I haven't felt like even painting my nails in over a month. So be on the look out for those new posts coming up in the future, That's all I have for now. Make sure to check out the other amazing looks from today's challenge. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!





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