They're not perfect or up to my standards really, but I'm still pretty happy with them. I intended to have the design on the thumbs on all the fingers except the ring finger, but when the clovers started looking like hemp leaves, I just painted the whole nails dark green. So, 3 fingers green, ring gold, and shamrocks on the thumbs.
For colors, I used
- N.Y.C. "French White Tip"
- N.Y.C. in a New York Color Minute Quick dry "Flat Iron Green"
- Claire's "14 Karats"
Again, not my best work, but I'm overall satisfied with the end product - I got a couple of compliments so that's some nice reassurance.
|The thumbs...this was a really hard picture to take with my camera phone|
|These are the colors I used|
As for celebrations, I haven't been to any parades, but might march in the one for my hometown with the Girl Scout troop I'm an assistant leader for next weekend. I spent last night in a German restaurant with a bunch of friends (which was awesome!! One of the best German restaurants I've ever been to - Old Heidelberg) eating schnitzel and drinking Hefeweizen beer. Today, I spent the day with my boyfriend visiting his brother's family. We got to see his niece and nephew though who are both super adorable! Our St. Patrick's Day food consisted of Stewart's ice cream, vegan (plus cheese for us) burritos, pb&j, and leftovers from last night.
Aaaanddd, we had my Pi Day peanut butter chocolate pie that I posted about 3 days about. It was absolutely amazing. Seriously, simple recipe that takes minimal effort. I might tweak it slightly, but I would recommend it to everybody. It was so light and wonderful. My boyfriend couldn't stop complimenting it - and he made sure I knew it was genuine praise.
Not the most Irish celebrations, but I figured out how to do St. Patrick's Day nails and had good times with friends. Couldn't ask for much better!