Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Luck of the Irish - Green

Today is the start of another nail art challenge! I love doing these challenges. It's nice to have a theme for nail art now and then in between swatching. I also love holidays! I love decorating, making food, and celebrating.  My nails are not exempt from being decorated!

Today's theme is pretty simple: green. I figured I should use at least a couple different shades of green, but I couldn't decide on a design. So I just went with dots! Dots are simple and fun to do, but I tend to like dotted designs quite a bit. 

I did all of my nails the same except for my ring finger accent nail. I just inverted the colors for that finger to add some interest. I'm glad both polishes I used were opaque enough to cover with one coat of dots. 

I painted my nails solid with Essie Navigate Her, and used China Glaze Running in Circles for the dots. I then reversed the colors and painted my accent nail with Running in Circles, and dotted with Navigate Her. 

I wanted really big dots, so I used my largest dotting tool. I like how the largest tip happened to be on the green dotting tool too! For dotting, I started at the tips and worked my way toward the cuticle. I offset the dots so that they're not lined up perfectly, although they line up a bit when viewed diagonally. 

Well it was simple to do and I like it! I love green polishes, but haven't used many in a while, so it was refreshing for me to do too.

This is another group challenge, so don't forget to check out the other bloggers who are doing the challenge as well!

And for you non-bloggers who want to follow along, check out the contest that Dipped in Lacquer is having on her Facebook page! Do all five days along with us, post each day on Dipped in Lacquer's Facebook wall (before 12AM CST), and be entered into a contest to win a prize!


  1. Oh man...every part of me wants to buy Running in Circles more and more every time I see it, it's so PRETTY.
    Love the combination too!

  2. Cute! I'm a new follower, would love if you would please follow me back on my blog aswell:


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