My Saint Patrick’s Day 2013 Manicure

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for tuning in today! Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, so for today, I thought I’d share what I wore for Saint Patrick’s day in 2013, which I recall taking a decent amount of time to complete!




Spring green grass water marbles…

With rainbow accent nails.

So bright and vibrant.

I low-key love some of the pictures that include random details, such as the sleeve of my sweater being shown in the background, haha.

I’m glad I took so many photos of this manicure, as it was quite time-consuming to complete.

The glitter was so thick it kind of smothered the rainbow, lol.

If I were to recreate this look, I’d do the water marble the same or very similar; however, for the rainbow, I’d outline it so it looks more defined, though I really like it without an outline too.

A lot of nail polishes were involved in the making of this manicure! Keep in mind, I did this over ten years ago, so a lot of what I used back then is no longer available. My goodness, if it wasn’t for me documenting a lot of these manicures, I wouldn’t have a clue as to what I used for certain things lol.

All of the nail polishes used for the grass-themed water marble: (on the index, middle & pinky fingers) were: Pop Beauty Raw (I used this for the base color and in the water marble), Milani Hi-Tech, China Glaze In The Limelight, Rimmel London Rags to Riches, Zoya Frida, Zoya Holly, & Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond. For the base of the ring & thumb fingers, I used a coat of Zoya Purity, one coat of Chick Nail Polish Hipster Chick, and a coat of Sinful Colors Smoking Hot for the base.

For the rainbows, I used: China Glaze In the Limelight, Hard Candy Splendid, Zoya Sooki, China Glaze Frostbite, Zoya Purity (the clouds), & Color Club Age Of Aquarius mixed with some of Zoya Purity and China Glaze Frostbite, & topped off this entire manicure with Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope.

I almost forgot to mention I used a dotting tool to create the rainbow and clouds. 🙂 Very easy, just a little time-consuming, but not too bad.

China Glaze In The Limelight: https://amzn.to/3G4aqt0

Zoya Frida: https://amzn.to/3uu1A50

Butter London Royal Emerald (Zoya Holly alternative): https://amzn.to/3G5JhWD

Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond: https://amzn.to/3upUjDx

Zoya Purity: https://amzn.to/40HhJAn

The brand Chick Nail Polish was an indie brand from many years ago and is no longer around. Hipster Chick is pretty much a lime green cream with silver holographic glitter scattered throughout it, so you could take Limestone by Sally Hansen:https://amzn.to/47ADzbv

and layer Shine On Crazy Diamond over it, and get an extremely similar look.

Hard Candy Splendid: https://ebay.us/qlL0sw

Zoya Sooki: https://amzn.to/3SMUenk
China Glaze Frostbite: https://amzn.to/3G5JTLV
Color Club Age of Aquarius (they’ve changed the formula and made it a little lighter than the original, but I think it will still work pretty well): https://amzn.to/3QUdKfo

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Supplies I typically use for creating the water marble designs:

Toothpicks (for drawing the design in the water): https://amzn.to/47FEeHV
The Type of Cups I Use for Water-Marble Designs: https://amzn.to/40KPi4o
Tape + Dispenser (for making clean up easier): https://amzn.to/3MQIVa3/
Cotton Swabs: https://amzn.to/49LFefs
The nail polish remover I use: (my favorite nail polish remover of all time): https://amzn.to/3R42uxZ
Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat (I exclusively used this as a base coat only; it wasn’t a good top coat at all.): https://amzn.to/3QMjKXt
INM Out The Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat (the top coat I used back then): https://amzn.to/3Gag6BL

Dotting Tools (to create the rainbow): https://amzn.to/47GW11o

As always, thank you so very much for stopping by! 💚


Green Water Marble Design; 2012

Hello everyone! With a few days left until Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share some green manicures with you all for the following days leading up to Saint Patrick’s Day. Today I have this very Spring-themed green water marble to display here.

The holographic Spring green water marble.

Can you see the yellow dandelion faintly in the background?

I love the sparkle.

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Not the best photo, but you can still see the sparkle ♥

I remember loving this lovely bright green water marble. I love how I used three different finishes for this; cream, scattered holographic, and linear holographic. All the different finishes and shades of green went very well together, and I do plan on recreating this again one day soon. But, for now, I still have a ton of older manicures that I need to post here first, so you may not see the recreation until next year!

As for the nail polishes that were used, all three have been discontinued. The three nail polishes used were: Nubar Reclaim, Milani Hi-tech, and Sinful Colors Open Seas. At this point, the best I can do is offer some alternatives, so that’s what will be linked down below, along with all of the types of supplies I typically use when creating a water marble design, as well as the top and base coat I used to use back during those days. 🙂

Links to nail polishes:

Morgan Taylor Sea Foam (pretty similar to the green cream I used): https://amzn.to/40Nl0xR

Color Club Kismet (replacement for Milani hi-tech): https://amzn.to/49UQaYy

I apologize, but I couldn’t find anything similar to Reclaim by Nubar. I’d just replace it with any green holographic nail polish, honestly. As long as you have the other two that are similar, that one won’t be missing too much.

The main types of water marble supplies I use 🙂

Toothpicks (to draw the water marble designs in the water) https://amzn.to/47FEeHV

The type of cups I used for water marbles (just about any type of thick paper cup would do):https://amzn.to/40KPi4o


Tape + Dispenser (for making clean up easier): https://amzn.to/3MQIVa3
Cotton Swabs: https://amzn.to/49LFefs
The nail polish remover I use: (my favorite nail polish remover of all time): https://amzn.to/3R42uxZ
Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat (I exclusively used this as a base coat only; it wasn’t a good top coat at all.): https://amzn.to/3QMjKXt
INM Out The Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat (the top coat I used back then): https://amzn.to/3Gag6BL

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Bright Neon Glitter Gradient Over a Dark Base; 2014

Hi there. Today I have a simple glitter gradient to share with you!

Bright neon glitter gradient over dark base! Image 1
Channels summer, winter, and spring all at once?

Bright neon glitter gradient over dark base! Image 2
The bright glitter really sticks out over the dark base.♥

Pink and green. ♥

Pink and green is among my many favorite color combinations, so I love this a lot.

This is very simple to do. All you need is a sponge, a dark base, and a bright glitter nail polish to execute this look.

The dark I used was Dainty Digits Polish Suburban Blackout, the green glitter was Sugar Coated by Milani and the pink glitter is Sugar Burst, also by Milani. Dainty Digits was an indie nail polish brand that I believe has now rebranded with a new name. I just found out today that Milani apparently doesn’t make nail polishes anymore!! I seriously wonder why. I looked them up and saw that they still sell makeup, but just not nail polish. 🙁 That’s so unfortunate because I used to really like their nail polishes. Hopefully one day they’ll maybe start making nail polishes again because they were excellent at it.

I don’t have links to the specific nail polishes I used, because they’re all super old and no longer being made apparently. :/ As I said, you just need a dark base and bright-colored glitter.

Links to tools and products:

Makeup Sponges: https://amzn.to/46jy4MF

Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat (I exclusively used this as a base coat only; it wasn’t a good top coat at all.): https://amzn.to/3QMjKXt

INM Out The Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat (the top coat I used back then): https://amzn.to/3G68Dn3

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