St Patrick’s Day sideways French manicure

I am so excited!!  Not just because it’s St Paddy’s Day, but because I actually managed to not go another whole month without a post.  I’ll have to have a celebratory drink later tonight of course.

There are so many things that can be done for a St Patrick’s Day mani, but I wanted something really simple.  And since I had been wanting to try a sideways French for a while, the idea to do a rainbow was born.




I really ended up loving this, even if I had a bit too much space taken up by the ‘French tips’.  I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get all the colors for the rainbow in there, but I did.  And I’m thrilled.

The colors used for the rainbow are OPI Coca Cola Red, Kleancolor Neon Orange, Maybelline Color Show Electric Yellow, China Glaze Gaga for Green, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, OPI OPI…Eurso Euro, and OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm.  ROYGBIV.

My background color is Paint Box Polish Acid Pops, and the green glitter is Paint Box Polish A Dragon Is Not A Slave.  That glitter, by the way?  Absolutely gorgeous.  I seriously thought about just scrapping this nail art and painting my nails with it alone.

Now, as happy as I was with this I thought maybe it needed a tiny bit more.  I didn’t want to go straight for shamrocks or clovers though.  Then I realized…what is supposedly waiting at the end of the rainbow?  Pot o’ gold of course!  So I brought out Sally Hansen Black Out and Pure Ice Jaguar and got to it.




Such a tiny little addition, but I think it makes the mani look so much better than it did before.  I also thought about adding a little leprechaun next to the pot, but liked the simplicity of this and didn’t want to ruin it.

So, thoughts?  Better with or without the pot of gold?

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