The fact that the 30 Days of Colour’s prompt for this week is green and it’s also going to be Saint Patrick’s Day on Friday is probably not coincidental…
It’s a little weird that American’s celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day the way we do. I mean, Irish immigrants = St. Patrick’s Day and Chinese immigrants = Chinese New Year, I get that. But still…just looking at Wikipedia…he brought Christianity to Ireland, so I guess I get the green. He used the shamrock (a typically three-leafed plant) “to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons in one God”. Really that only makes it hilarious that we all tend to use a four-leaf clover instead because it’s “lucky”. Then he supposedly banished all snakes from Ireland which is why there are none on the island. But the hat*? Meanwhile, Saint Patrick’s Day is believed to be the day he died, but what he died of I don’t know. That may be the inspiration for next year’s Saint Patty’s Day nail art because I am a horrible person. That or beer.
Speaking of beer, I did a search for “beer” on the Wikipedia page about Saint Patrick and there were zero results. That hurt my heart and I don’t even like beer. Maybe I should have done a search on whiskey.
- Base Polishes: Essie’s “Penny Talk” and a Colores de Carol’s prototype (a holographic green)
- Stamping Polish: Essie’s “Penny Talk”, Mundo de Unas’ “Avocado”, and a Colores de Carol’s prototype
- Nail Plates: Ejiubas & opal hazlett (celtic knots), Mash-50 (snake) and Bundle Monster’s BM-003 (clover)
Items being used for the first time are in italics.
So, yeah. I used this as an excuse to use an Ejiubas nail plate I haven’t used before. Also the snake. I am most fond of the snake and I want to do more nail art with snakes. Snaaaakes. Color-wise this turned out fairly cohesive, but I think the bright green stuff on top do not work for me as well as I thought they would. Should have stamped with a holo. ;D
* Now that I think about it, what’s with people and tacking hats onto holidays. Like…there’s the weird top hat with a buckle thing for Saint Patricks. Easter bonnets. The red had with white trim for Santa Clause. Thanksgiving Day and July 4th both have top hats. Like…should we be starting a top hat tradition for every holiday? In a hundred years will Pancake Day be celebrated with a hat that looks like a stack of pancakes? Would everyone run around with a nursing bra on their head for Mother’s Day? I am down for this. We should start now. 😀
And here are the manicures from the group for this week: