17 March 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hi ladies!
I feel like I'm saying this a lot lately, but I'm sooooo sorry about my cuticles in this post. This winter has been absurdly dry, and the enormous amounts of stress from the last week or so of school has really just destroyed my ability to not pick at things. They're not bloody or anything but... well, you'll see what I'm talking about. If my photoshop skills were any good, I'd fix them.

This is my St Patrick's Day manicure! My mum keeps telling me that I like super strong tea because I'm part Irish, but I've never actually met any of these Irish relatives so I have no idea if she's just confused.

For this manicure I used a base of Color Club Rule Breaker, which is a teal-leaning green that I'm totally in love with. I don't have all that many greens in my collection (Kirsten gets the prize for that), but the ones I have are pretty incredible.

Rule Breaker covered perfectly in two coats, and the dry time was pretty excellent, but I'm coming to expect that from Color Clubs.


I thought I had a proper shamrock stamp, but apparently I don't. This is close enough though, right? It's the sort-of shamrock/heart stamp from Konad plate m22, and I'm quite fond of it. On the actual plate it has a little stem, but I couldn't get it to transfer onto the stamp at all. Boourns. I wanted to stamp with something sort of gold, so I mixed in a few drops of OPI She's Golden with my special Konad white polish, but it only really succeeded in making the white a little more sheer.

Oh well, I'm still happy with it!

Are you gals doing anything special tonight? Are you wearing a green manicure or have you gone for something else?

8 comments:

  1. SO cute. I really love your base color. I need more CC in mah life. I had actually completely forgotten it was a holiday lol

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  2. Haha Boourns!! I thought I was the only one that said that!

    I think your mani is cute! I have green St Patrick day toes and purple & green St Urho's day fingers and I'll be watching Search for Kells with my kiddos and sweetie tonight!

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  3. @Cristina: Thanks so much! I've got a small collection of Color Clubs, and I really like them. Kirsten and I completely lucked into finding them one day while shopping, it was so incredible!
    I probably would have forgotten that it was a holiday as well if it wasn't my friend's birthday (technically her birthday was yesterday, but we're celebrating today). xD

    @Melissa: Haha, I'm a big fan of the Simpsons so I say 'Boourns' all the time. It's probably actually really irritating to my friends. :P
    Thanks! It sounds like you've got a good night ahead of you. Quality time with the family beats a big party any night of the week IMO.

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  4. i have ChG secret periwinkle on my toes and ChG four leaf clover on my fingers. i know, doesn't really match but i wanted to be wearing something green today. It's cold out so no one out in the public is seeing my toes for a couple months!

    And...i hope to be out drinking a couple green beers tonight!!! lol

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  5. @Jess: Pfft, matching is overrated! I don't think I've ever had my fingers and my toes match! Have a green beer for me!

    @Terri: Thank you!

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  6. Cute! I feel like I say "sorry for my cuticles" in every post, too. :/ Yours really don't look too bad, though! Dry cuticles don't bother me so much, it's the bloody, scrappy, bitten ones that really gross me out.

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  7. @Zara: Thanks! I'm with you on the bloody cuticle thing. As much as I hate having dry cuticles in my pictures (I don't care about them in other people's pictures, just mine xD), I hate bloody ones even more. If my cuticles end up like that I try to cover them up or take pictures from an angle that doesn't show the damage.
    We should start a dry cuticle support group.
    <3

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