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Tomorrow is St. Patty’s Day!

Honestly, I am not quite sure why we celebrate this holiday or why we celebrate it on its designated day.  St. Patty’s Day just appears to be a good day to socialize, wear green, and drink beer…..at least that’s what I’ve heard (can’t remember the last time I celebrated St. Patty’s Day).

So, I am joining in the festivities this year with some fabulous green, blinged out nails!

This is my first 3D nail, and let me tell you, I have some serious reservations about 3D nails.  Mostly, they are just WAY too much for me, gaudy, and sometimes incredibly unsophisticated.  Not to harp on 3D nails too much, but I don’t really think they are meant for working professionals in their late 20′s, ya know?!

So, I am attempting a serious compromise here with a 3D ringer (if you don’t remember what a “ringer” is, please read here).

These nails are still loud and gaudy, but much more toned down than most 3D nails I have seen.  Compromise.

Also, I would like to note that I will not be wearing these to work….they are only for the St. Patty’s Day weekend.

First, I started with a base coat.  Then I painted one thick coat of Wet n’ Wild Spoiled’s I Only Eat Salad, which is surprisingly opaque and quite nice after just one coat.

Then I covered my nails in one coat of Milani Neon’s Totally 80′s, just for a brighter pop of green.

I have to say I am rather sad out Milani Neon’s Totally 80′s, which is not neon at all.  It’s just a bright green, and I was really hoping for a neon green :(  Oh well.

Now for the 3D effect, you will need rhinestones, a toothpick, water, and your top coat.

Once your nails are completely dry, paint a top coat on one ring finger.  Then, while still wet, use a wet toothpick to carefully place the rhinestones on your ring finger.  Once all your rhinestones are in place, then coat the entire nail in another layer of top coat.  Make sure to let dry completely.

Super fun and perfect for a St. Patty’s celebration!

Have fun with your green nails and beer and remember to be safe!

 -kissmeimirish, Varnish

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