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Friday, February 25, 2011

St. Patty Patchwork

Okay, so I'll take a break from the Crackles *sigh* lol. Well since St. Patricks Day is coming up, isn't it, and I have a brand new St. Patty's Day polish from Five Below, I figured I should do a green Patchwork mani. For this I used OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, Funky Fingers Erin & Sinful Black on Black.

I started with 3 coats of Gargantuan Green Grape, 3, yep you heard right 3 freaking coats, man I forgot how much of a PITA this was. Oh well.


Then I taped them off, and added the Funky Fingers Erin. Such a pretty sparkly green, which I can say, I don't own anything like it. I then added a coat of SV.



For my final color, I added my fave go to black from Sinful. and another coat of SV


 I am loving this soooo much!!!! If you are looking for a How-To on this, I have one posted up above in my 'Tutorials' tab.

42 comments:

  1. This is so good, such a simple idea yet looks amazing!! :)

    http://rachlovesleopardprint.blogspot.com/

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  2. Beautiful and you make it look so easy. i think i need more practice lol

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  3. so pretty!
    and I need Gargantuan Green Grape. the color is so beautiful! no matter that it needs three coats! :)

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  4. I have got to give this a shot one day.... I don't think I can pull it off without SV though. looks like I'll be picking some up soon....

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  5. hey
    I tagged you with a beautiful person award http://you-nailed-it.blogspot.com/2011/02/tag-beautiful-person.html

    xx

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  6. That's a great St. Paddy's day manicure!!

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  7. Thanks girls!!

    Amber, you should try it!! You can use any top coat, it just might take longer. I have used Poshe, and Sally Hansen Insta Dri drops before with no issues.

    You Nailed It, Awww, thank you soooo much. I will def make sure to check that out!

    Alex, lol, thank you!! I would love to get paid to do manis all day, well, my kind, I can't do acrylics, lol

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  8. You're really gifted at tape manicures, I can only applaud and tell everyone that you're the origin of my first tape manicure, done not so long ago, you're inspiring and you have amazing ideas!!
    I love this green manicure, it's really impressvely done!

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  9. St. Patrick's Day already? :)
    You always do such an amazing job with your manicures!

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  10. This is so amazing! =D I must try that sometime =)

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  11. Have going through your blog the whole morning!
    It's all just so unbelievable!!!!!

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  12. Those two greens go so well together! Thumbs up!

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  13. Beautiful! I really love this color combo a whole lot! The green glitter is amazing!

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  14. this is beautiful. Are you going to do a design with your Gosh holo? I would love to see that.

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  15. this is hawt. and I know!!! gargantuan green grape can be a pain, but I still the color is unique enough that it's worth it. WHERE DO YOU GET THESE FUNKY FINGERS!!!!!!!!!!!! they are so gorg :0 i want.

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  16. LOVES! You're getting me in the modd for green beer~

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  17. LOVE that OPI green. Love your photos too. :)

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  18. That is so cool! I will have to check my FiveBelow this weekend for Funky Fingers :)

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  19. love it!!!

    hey, the Gelous has worked so good on my nails. they have grown, even the 2 rebel nails that refused to grow. :)

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  20. You can pull off any color! I'd look sick in that beautiful pale green, haha.

    Perfect manicure...as always. : D

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  21. Thanks you guys!!! Yeah I might be a tad early, but oh well :P

    Lolaa, awww thank you soo much!!!

    LaSimoi, thank you!! I really hope you're enjoying it.

    Lexi, yes I am, I actually am working on it tonight, so it might be a few days before it gets posted, but it is def coming :)

    Polish Lava, the only place I think you can buy Funky Fingers is at Five Below stores :(

    Josie, oh good luck, I hope you find tons!!

    Nailitoshy, YAY, i'm so glad it's working for you!!

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  22. Pretty sparkly green! Wonderful blog,Chloe. Perfect manikure again!

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  23. When I tried to use the tape, it lifted my base coat. I THOUGHT I let it dry completely.. about 5 minutes or so before I tried to tape it off (and yes I dabbed it on my palm a few times to get the stickiness off)... How long do you normally suggest to wait before taping off the nail? OH, and how do you do such a perfect cleanup job around your cuticles?

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  24. Beautiful manicure. I have a similar colour on. May I try out your mani on my nails?

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  25. Thanks girls!!!

    Kellie, did you use a quick dry top coat after your base polish? That helps me tons. I use SV, and wait anywhere from 5-8 minutes. As for clean up, I actaully don't do any :) That is actually just how I polish.

    pkbmum, omg, of course you can try this out. This is teh main reason I do my blog, to hopefully inspire some and give out my ideas.

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  26. Cute! How do you get the lines SO perfectly straight? Whenever I try to do this the polish bleeds under the tape :P

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  27. your fimo clay demo and this mani inspired me (you have a way of doing that lol!) I'm still quite new at this, but I thought i'd share :)

    http://apolishedlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/finding-fimo.html

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  28. I like it with just the greens best, but either way, this is awesome!

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  29. Anon, It's all about making sure your ends of the tape are 100% down. In my 'Tutorials' tab up above, I show you exactly what I mean :)

    Julie, Oh yay, I can't wait to check it out!

    ABOP, yeah me too, kind of, but for some reason I can't seam to leave my black out of most my manis, lol.

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  30. okay! other quick question haha lolz...!!

    -- WHERE do you get Funky Fingers
    i need to get some of thoese
    nail polish ( am following in love with
    thoses!) and if i want to send a package to you how do i know where to send??

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  31. Funky Fingers is sold at Five Below stores only :( They can also be found on eBay very often. As for a package I can message you my email, but you really don't have to send my anything :)

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  32. I just checked your blog and didn't see an email, can you send that to me :)

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  33. Hello Chloe!
    My name is Luciana and I'm from Brazil. I loved your nail art. These nail polishes are so beautiful. I love everything that shines.

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  34. Aww thank you Luciana!!!! Welcome :P

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