Saturday, March 17, 2012

St Patrick's Day NOTD: China Glaze Paper Chasing & Lynnderella I Can Afford It

Happy St Patty's Day everyone! I hope everyone has a fantastic day, no matter if you are celebrating or not. Just be safe whatever you do  :)  Today I'm showing off my St Patrick's Day manicure.....and I'm looooving it.

I've been dying to try Lynnderella's I Can Afford it, but since it's an amazing green I naturally had to hold on to it until today, St Patrick's Day. I wanted to try it with a matching base for the first time so I picked out China Glaze Paper Chasing, which was pretty close.

 Amazing bright green shimmer. 2 coats. Strange formula. It feels almost oily to me. The first coat is sheer but it builds nicely. If I was going to wear this one alone I would have added a third coat. I can get by the sheerness of the formula as long as the outcome looks as vibrant as the color above. Paper Chasing is from the Summer 2009 Kicks collection.

Then, I topped it all with Lynnderella I Can Afford it (2 coats)

I Can Afford It is made up of different sized green glitter with a few gold and purple pieces mixed in. I have a few purple and gold pieces on my nails, but my camera didn't really want to pick them out for the photo. You can see them if you look hard enough. This combo is pretty darn great if I can say so myself, LOL!! My co-worker saw my bright sparkly green nails from about 20' away yesterday. That's what I would call a win.

What is everyone wearing on their nails today??

EDIT: 3/19/12 -- Double up on your base coat when using China Glaze Paper Chasing because this one was quite the stainer. My nails are now stained lime green  :o/


  1. Loving both of these greens! The sparkle in this combo is stunning!

  2. I'm wearing I Can Afford It! too, for the first time! I've got it layered over China Glaze Holly-day. I love it!

    1. That's a good layering option - I bet it looked great! Great choice for a St Patty's Day mani :)