green nail art

April 30 Day Challenge Day 4: Green

Short and Sweet in Texas has organised a 30 day challenge for April. As much as I would love to participate every day it’s not going to be possible for me right now so I’m just going to participate as and when I can (especially on the days where there’s a technique I want to try!) I hope to do a mani for this challenge 2 or 3 times a week.

Anyway, my first entry for it is on day 4, with the theme of green. I love mint green but have never been a huge fan of other shades of this colour on my nails.

I decided to try a plaid design as plaid is one of the very first designs I attempted when I got into nail art. It wasn’t particularly successful the first time round and I was hoping my skills had improved. It’s still a challenging design to get looking really good – keeping all the lines straight and parallel is still a bit beyond my skill level.

It’s one to come back to in another six months and see if I can master it after even more practice!!!


I used: Keep Calm Paint On – China Glaze, Def Defying – China Glaze, Don’t Mess With OPI – OPI, Pearly Peacock – Kiko.


Mint and Chocolate

A nice mint green is one of my all time favourite colours for nail and all kinds of other things. I knew I wanted to do a mint coloured manicure but couldn’t quite decide what else to do with it so I did something different on each finger: some nail jewels, dots, lace and even a little explosion.

I liked the result, especially the lace (but not so much the wiggly lines on the index finger) and loved the colours.


I used: Take it Mint – Catrice, You Don’t Know Jacques! – OPI