Come on Clover, Baby

Hyperactive BottleI’ll note for the squeamish and/or gore-curious that at the end of this post – spoiler! – there will be blood. Because it is simply one of those truisms of the nail art world that the second you get cocky about something – your abilities with a detail brush, the health of your nails, the unblemished skin of your hands – is the precise moment everything will fall spectacularly to pieces. This actually holds true for most things in life, but especially the world of nail art, where one day you think to yourself, “Wow, it has been a REALLY long time since I broke a nail” and the next you’re contending with two broken nails, a clipper-inflicted nick and an inch-long gouge on the index finger of your swatching hand where you scraped it across a deeply embedded, tetanus-producing carpet staple you were attempting to yank out of the underside of your stairs. True story (see below)!Come on Clover Hand

But until everything went pie shaped, things were going pretty well with these festive, glittery gradient nails I cobbled together for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow. Here I used two of my stainiest polishes, Essie’s dark green Pretty Edgy and Pure Ice’s grass green Wild Thing, in a simple gradient, topping the whole thing off with one coat of Cinapro’s Nail Sugar in Hyperactive, a goldy-green holographic glitter in a sheer lime base. Then I added a tiny clover accent nail, but who’s going to notice that when there’s all this yeeeeeeeeee-OUCH going on?086

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7 thoughts on “Come on Clover, Baby

  1. Oh my gosh, I hear you girl! My nails were fantastic when I got back from holiday (no polish and sun for a week!) and then get this, I managed to like finger poke a wall and broke my longest one to a stump, the rest had to be cut off because they just looked too ridiculous. The wound makes you look bad-ass, next nail art trend maybe?

    • Aargh, nail breakage! Pre-nail arting, I used to think people were so silly for bitching about broken nails, but I. get. it. now. I so get it now! And I love your idea to incorporate it into my next mani – drunken St. Patrick’s Day bar fight nails, perhaps?

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