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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Lacquer Legion - LUCKY: Celtic/Gaelic Manicure

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I'm excited to be participating in the Lacquer Legion challenges, put together by Chalkboard Nails Rebecca Likes NailsThe Nailasaurus, and Work/Play/PolishThis month, the theme is LUCKY. If you want to participate, you can like The Lacquer Legion on Facebook and hashtag your posts on all social media with #LLlucky. Each month there will be a different theme and hashtag.

The Gaelic word for luck or lucky is Sealbh and having Scottish and Irish heritage I've always been drawn to celtic, gaelic, basically anything Scottish or Irish and I feel very lucky to have been able to visit these places. I only hope I'm lucky enough to be able to move there someday. Retire there maybe?

As far as "luck" goes, I've always believed we make our own luck. Sure there is a right place, right time aspect to life but working hard, preparing, etc. certainly make one able to take advantage of those "lucky opportunities." But your heritage? Yeah, not a lot of control there - just lucky!

So for this manicure I used a base of Color Club Look, Don't Tusk with stamping on the index, ring and pinkie fingers in a celtic knot design with Illamasqua Smash - and a striping brush around the cuticle area with Smash. Not gonna lie - it's because I am really REALLY bad at stamping, so the "ruffian" was just to cover up the gaps. On the middle and thumb, I used a striper brush and acrylic paint for the shamrock, 4-leaf clover and words.

I've always loved the saying "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough." 

Be sure and type in "#LLlucky" on all social media to check out all the other Lacquer Legion manis!

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  1. I love this, Sheila! I actually thought of you last night and was hoping you'd participate! <3

  2. I love this so much! Great job! ♥

  3. Oh noooooooooooooo!!! I forgot about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yours looks awesome!!! I think I'll have to throw something together tonight and post it late!!

  4. Really awesome! :) I just finished first year of med school and the green "braids" remind me of DNA. Haha.


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