Saturday, March 14, 2015

HPB Presents St. Patrick's Day!

Hey, everyone!

Another month, another Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up! This month's theme is, of course, St. Patrick's Day! So keep reading to learn about my design!

Hobby Polish Bloggers (or HPB for short) is a group for bloggers of nail art and nail related topics. It's a fantastic group of ladies and we always have such awesome conversations. I've really learned a lot from so many of them!

I recently ordered another MoYou London stamping plate, this time it was Gothic collection plate #2. I'll admit, I probably will NEVER use the vampire mouths unless I'm doing nails on somebody else and they want that, but I just fell in love with the little keys and the Celtic knots on this plate! So that was inspiration for this mani. I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Olypmia on my thumb and ring finger, two coats of Finger Paints Monet Money on my index and pinky fingers, and two coats of Essie Penny Talk on my middle finger. Then I used my liquid latex to mask off my cuticles on my thumb and ring finger and created a gradient with a makeup sponge and Olympia, Wet n Wild Do Pass Go, and Monet Money. After sealing with a topcoat, I used Penny Talk and Gothic plate #2 to stamp some Celtic knots. I also used Do Pass Go to stamp a Celtic-looking cross on top of Penny Talk on my middle finger. I sealed everything with Seche Vite as usual. I really really love Monet Money every time I use it, it's such a fantastic forest green polish!

Materials Used
Sinful Colors Olympia
Finger Paints Monet Money
Wet n Wild Do Pass Go
Essie Penny Talk
MoYou London Gothic plate #2
makeup sponge
liquid latex

So what do you think? Personally I adore these. They're not in-your-face St. Patrick's Day nails and they're just a bit elegant, in my opinion. Please be sure to check out what the other ladies of HPB came up with for this challenge below! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love these! I just ordered that same Gothic plate last night for the Celtic knots, keys, and crosses. I can't wait to play with mine now :-D

  2. OMG! That't the exact design what I was looking for!! This St. Patty nails looks so cool and awesome!! :D

  3. Thanks so much! I really love Celtic knots so how could I NOT add them to my St. Patty's Day mani? lol

  4. Awesome! One thing I found with my plate is that it's pretty finicky about how you scrape it... definitely takes some playing with! ;-)

  5. I love your stamping! I love Celtic knots, so I need to pick up a plate with them soon!!

  6. I love the gradient and stamping combination!

  7. Thanks so much! And yeah, I absolutely love the designs on this plate. My plate is the tiniest bit finicky though, so I honestly don't know if they're all like that. But still a fantastic plate!

  8. Thanks! It was really hard for me to take this design off... lol too pretty to destroy!