Thursday was St Patrick’s Day so I did some clover nails for the occasion. I don’t really celebrate the day but I do have an Irish heritage (as well as English, Scottish and Welsh) so I thought some clovers would be cute. Sorry for the delay in uploading this post, I have been under the weather but I’m trying to push through.

Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse?
Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse?

I started with a base of Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse? It is described as a sage green creme with black, white, pink and orange/green iridescent glitter. The formula is very thick, more so than most crellies, and I found it hard to spread evenly across the nail. Thicker coats made it easier to work with, and it was opaque with two coats. I used two layers of KBShimmer Clearly On Top Quick Dry Top Coat to smooth out the surface.

Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse? and Powder Perfect Summer Horizon
Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse? and Powder Perfect Summer Horizon

The pink glitters are the most prominent in Did I Just Curse? so I decided to find a pink polish to create clovers on the accent nail. Powder Perfect Summer Horizon is a pink microglitter polish, with scattered violet microglitters throughout. I really love the look of Summer Horizon in the sun, it’s so sparkly (I even mentioned it in my 2015 Favourite Nail Products post). To make the clover shapes, I used nail vinyls from She Sells Sea Shells Uk. Summer Horizon is quite thick as it is packed full of glitter, but I found it easy to use with nail stencils as the polish stayed where I placed it and didn’t run under the stencils like some polishes can. I did one layer of top coat over the nail art which wasn’t enough to make it smooth, I think it would take at least 3 layers to even it out.

Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse? and Powder Perfect Summer Horizon
Emily de Molly Did I Just Curse? and Powder Perfect Summer Horizon

I like the way this mani turned out, I think the polishes look cute together. Unfortunately, both of these polishes are now discontinued, but Femme Fatale Cosmetics still has some Did I Just Curse? in stock, and you can often find polishes you want in the second hand nail polish sales groups on facebook. Did you do a manicure to celebrate St Patrick’s Day?

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Alinta McMurdo