A couple of days ago, I brought you a shamrock nail-art design I came up with. Today, I have Pot of Gold Nails!
This is a very quick look that you can whip up in no time.
But, if you have some extra time to spend, consider adding a rainbow that leads to the gold. You could also put a metallic dollar-sign on the pot.
Hope that you like this easy design. It was pretty fun wearing this on my fingertips. But I was on the lookout for any leprechauns that would come to claim their treasure.
Pot of Gold Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Gaga For Green – This was sent to me by PR.
- Pot: Milani Nail Art (Black Sketch) – This was sent to me by PR.
- China Glaze Solar Power
- Milani Nail Art (Art of Gold) – This was sent to me by PR.
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
*~* Pot of Gold Nail Art Tutorial *~*
What I Used:
Step 1: Apply a Base Coat
Step 2: Paint Your Nails Green
(If you’d like to see my in-depth review and swatches of this green, click the above link.)
Wait about 8 minutes or so to allow this to slightly dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 3: Draw the Brim of the Pot
Using your black nail striper or a brush dipped in black polish, draw a horizontal line across each of your nails. They’ll be the brim of the pot.
Step 4: Finish the Rest of the Pot
Using the same nail striper, freehand the bottom of the pot.
Don’t worry if they’re not all the same. As you can see, all of mine are completely different. Imperfections in nail art are okay.
Step 5: Add Gold to the Pot
Put some yellow polish onto your piece of foil, and dip your dotting tool into it. Add a cluster of dots on top of the pot you just made.
As you can see below, I used a shimmery yellow (China Glaze Solar Power). But, if you’re like me and want to kick it up a notch, continue embellishing the gold with the next step. (Make sure that you wait about 8 minutes if you do, though…)
Step 6: Add Some Bling to Your Gold
Make your treasure really sparkle by adding some gold glitter on top. You could try dotting it on, but I just used my nail-art striper brush to blob a bunch of polish on.
Before proceeding to the next step, wait about 15-20 minutes. If you don’t, you risk smearing the design…like I did with the pot on my pinkie finger.
Step 7: Apply a Top Coat
Do you think you’ll sport pot of gold nail art this St. Patrick’s Day? Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?