Good morning, readers, and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! Are you wearing green? I am on my nails! This is the mani I've been sporting all weekend and I really like how it turned out! I used my "Pond Hearts Tutorial" but changed it up a bit by using The Nail Junkie Apple and shamrock shapes in-between the polish layers!
I love how bright and neon The Nail Junkie Apple is, and the fact that its a sparkly jelly makes me so happy to have it! It was perfect for this mani! I have 4 total layers of Apple, with three layers of white creme "shamrock" shapes (added after each layer except the final top layer of Apple). I did the same as I did in my heart tutorial linked above, but to make a "shamrock" shape, I did three hearts with a small dotting tool that touched in the center of the shamrock and used a thin nail art brush to do a stem.
They weren't perfect and I think that's why a pond mani was a great way to wear these shamrocks. The layering and overlapping helped hide the wonky ones!
What do you think of this look? Have you tried a pond mani before? As I linked in my very first pond tutorial, this wasn't my original idea. I first saw it here in this post by Olive View Fashion. It's so fun how you can vary the looks just by changing the jelly polish you use, and what shape you make in between the layers of jelly polish!
The Nail Junkie Apple, as well as the rest of the Neon Shimmer Jelly collection can be found at the Etsy link below. They are perfect for pond manis so if you've been wanting to try one, go check out the 6 other colors in the collection!
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*The polish used in this post was sent for me to review with my honest opinion.
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