Sunday, 16 March 2014

The colorful festival of Holi & St Patrick's Day nail art

Hello there my Lovely friends.
I hope you are all doing well.I have been resting lately after having some intensive physiotherapy for my back pain during the week which I did not like one bit! however I have to slowly get my back stronger with  physio anyways I am doubling up for 2 celebrations this week.
The colorful festival of Holi! and St Patrick's Day!  the 2 nail art challenges from style those nails challenges

Then the St Patrick's Day is also for the FingerFood's Theme Weeks St Patrick's Day

First manicure is for the the colorful festival of Holi!
Holi is a festival celebrated in north India. It marks the coming of Spring, usually in March.Holi is a colorful festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of powder paint and colored water all done in a spirit of celebration.

I love the beautiful colors used for this celebration so here is the items I used for my manicure.
  • Sally Hansen polish in Polar Bare.
  • Sinful Colors polish in Candy Coated.
  • Rimmel polish in Violet Metal.
  • Catrice cosmetics million styles effect Glitter top coat.
  • Crystal Nails 2 in 1 base&top coat.
  • Barry M Gelly polish in Blueberry.
  • Barry M Gelly polish in Greenberry.
  • 2True salon shine polish in Mila.
  • Barry M Textured effect polish in Station Road.
  • Jess polish in Frenchie.
  • Barry M polish in Peach Melba.
  • Barry M Gelly polish in Grapefruit.
  • 2True salon shine polish in Jessie.
  • Make-up sponges.
  • Dried flowers various colors (wheel)

I did a gradient effect manicure with different colors and dried flowers.
I started with a base coat of the Sally Hansen Polar Bare on each nail.
When dry I started with the thumb and I applied the Sinful Colors Candy Coated on half of the make-up sponge then I applied the Rimmel Violet Metal on the other half. I then dabbed the sponge onto the thumb and repeated this until I was happy with the coats.
I then applied the top coat and while wet I placed the purple dried flower on the nail and on the nail tip I applied the Catrice glitter topper.

The first finger I applied the Barry M Blueberry and greenberry on another make-up sponge and applied a few coats then the Blue dried flower and glitter topper on the nail tip.

The middle finger I used The 2True Mila with the Barry M Station road on a sponge and applied the dried yellow flower and glitter topper on the nail tip.

The ring finger I used the Jess Frenchie with the Barry M peach Melba on a sponge and stuck on the Cream flower with the glitter topper on the nail tip.

Little finger I used the 2True Jessie with the Barry M Grapefruit applied the glitter top on the nail tip and the flower then on all nails I sealed with the top coat.

Next up is my St Patrick's Day manicure!
Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

  • Sally Hansen polish in Polar Bare.
  • Sinful Colors polish in Rise and shine.
  • Sinful Colors polish in Pistache.
  • Color Club polish in London Calling.
  • Saffron glitter topper color 04.
  • B&M Neon polish in green.
  • Beauty uk Glitter polish in Mermaid.
  • Accurate nail art pens in Glitter Green/Gold and metal gold.
  • Acrylic paints.
  • Dotting tool.
  • Studs & Sequins.
  • Inm out the door clear top coat.

I started with Sally Hansen as a base.
I then did a gradient effect on the thumb first middle finger using the sinful colors polishes and Color club polish applying the 3 polishes onto a sponge and dabbing it onto the nails I applied 3 coats of this.
The ring finger I did half of the sinful colors polishes then on the little finger I applied the Neon green.
The thumb and the first finger I used the acrylic paints to hand paint the clovers I then used the nail art pens and glitter to decorate them.I then applied the saffron glitter topper.
I used the acrylic painted for the rainbow colors then I painted half of a pot of gold using the nail art pens and glitters.
The ring finger I stuck on some sequins and studs and also on the little finger.and I applied the beauty uk glitter once dry I applied the clear top coat.

I hope you liked my manicures for the challenges.

May the Irish hills caress you;
may her lakes and rivers bless you;
may the luck of the Irish enfold you; 
may the blessings of Saint Patrick, behold you.

More posts coming up shortly.
Thanks for reading and if you haven't followed me please do.and check out the wonderful manis below!
bye for now. 
Happy Holi & St Patrick's Day!


  1. Both sets are beautiful, but I just love your St. Patty's look! Maybe it's because green is my favorite color, but just love that look so much! That rainbow is just perfect too! Great job as always Dawn :)

    1. Thanks so much hun I am glad you like them :)xxx

  2. wow loved both the designs. Love the gradients and the freehand work done

    1. Thank you very much for commenting :) xx

  3. lov both the manis Dawn!! Holi Nails are really pretty with the dried flowers and St.Patrick's Day are also nice

    1. Awh Thank you kindly for the lovely comment :)xx

  4. both the manis r beautiful.! :)
    happy Holi n St. Patrick's Day :)

    1. Thank you for commenting :) Happy Holi n St. Patrick's Day :)xx

  5. I love your St Patrick's design- wonderful :D

    1. Thanks hun I appreciate your lovely comment :) xxx

  6. Omg...I just loved both... u hav done it ..amazingly

  7. Both of these look so cool! Great job on them both. :)

  8. I loved both the manis Dawn...esp. the st. paddy's nails...its amazing :)

  9. Very lovely manis .. u just picked up the right essence of Holi. You played around the colors and used flower to mark the spring. Gradients came out so well. I equally loved your St.Patrick's day mani. The clover are so well done. Great designs :)

    1. Thank you very much Anita :) I added the flowers for that reason I'm glad you said that :) hugs xxx

  10. I love both your designs, the colors are so nice and calming, love them!!1

  11. Both the designs are awesome.......... (y)

  12. These are both so pretty! I especially like your rainbow! It is such a unique take on a common rainbow!

    1. Thank you very much for your comment :) xxx


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