Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mardi Gras Manicure

March 6:

Mardi Gras is this Tuesday so I decided to get festive with a themed manicure. I don't really do much to celebrate Mardi Gras, though I might hunker down with some cajun food and "The Princess and the Frog", but I love the colors and the celebration itself.

For this manicure I used:

Pinkie: Zoya "Yasmeen"
Ring: OPI "Sparkle-icious"
Middle: Sinful Colors "This Is It"
Pointer: Zoya "Veruschuka"
Thumb: OPI "Sparkle-icious"

"Sparkle-icious" is from the Burlesque collection and looks like Mardi Gras in a bottle! I was saving it for this manicure in particular. In fact, I have never used any of these polishes before today so this was a fun way for me to knock out a few untried polishes. The only thing about doing a Mardi Gras manicure two days before Mardi Gras is the glitter polish may chip like crazy. To combat that I am taking "Sparkle-icious" with me to school to patch up any chips that may occur. Other than that I am loving this manicure!

With a winter that seems so long, a fun, sparkly, colorful manicure makes me feel more inspired! And I just picked up four Tronica polishes so perhaps I shall have some holo fun!

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress


  1. I've never celebrated Mardi Gras but this is very cool!

  2. @Rachel Marie: Neither have I but I thought this would be fun to do :D Thanks!

  3. Gorgeous! I don't have Sparkleicious but Simmer and Shimmer holds on pretty well and doesn't chip as easily as I expected it to. Its a thirsty bugger though; needs a pretty thick topcoat.

  4. @Shieldmaiden96: Thanks! The first few times I used the OPI glitters they chipped easily but this time it hasn't. I put on a layer of Gelous base coat on top of the glitter before a top coat to help it smooth out. I agree they drink up top coat like there is no tomorrow, last time I put on three coats of Seche Vite and it still wasnt smooth. This time I used one coat of Gelous and one of SV and it was smooth enough for me :D