Friday, March 14, 2014

Get Lucky Nail Art Challenge: Shades of Green

It's challenge time again! With St Patrick's Day right around the corner a few lovely ladies have put together this festive challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.


First up is Shades of Green. I've been dying to try a pond manicure (you can see the first one ever at Olive View Fashion) and this seemed like a great opportunity to do it. The different shades are created by layering white and green polish together.

Get Lucky Nail Art Challenge Clover Pond Manicure


Get Lucky Nail Art Challenge Clover Pond Manicure

I started out with one coat of Spoiled, Permission to Proceed. It's important to use a sheer jelly polish so you can see through the multiple layers. Using a dotting tool I connected three dots to form a clover shape using white polish, then added the stem to each with a small nail art brush. I started out with two clovers on each finger, covered that with another coat of green polish then did two or three more clovers in alternating places on the nail followed by another coat of green. I did 3-4 layers like this until most of the nail was covered ending with a final coat of green. I love the depth you get with this technique and it was really easy even on my first try. The main thing is to allow the shapes to dry completely before painting over or you'll get streaks. For more info and detailed instructions check out this great tutorial by Adventures in Acetone.

Get Lucky Nail Art Challenge Clover Pond Manicure

Get Lucky Nail Art Challenge Clover Pond Manicure

Hope you're not tired of green yet because here's a whole lot more of it:


4 comments:

  1. This is simply STUNNING! What a wonderful job you did with this!! :D

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  2. That's pretty darn cool, I love how that turned out!

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  3. I looooove this look. It's so bright and vibrant!

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