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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

By on March 17, 2008
in Creme, Green, Shimmer, Sinful Colors

For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.

~Mary Elizabeth Blake

I am not the least bit Irish but that doesn’t stop me from loving St. Patrick’s Day, the greenest day of the year. With my undying love of all things emerald, is it any wonder. It’s the one day when draping yourself in it is perfectly acceptable.

Of course that means green is shade of the day for nails and I’ve put together my picks to best express your Irish Pride or just join in the fun. All the polishes featured are current and available for purchase.

My St. Paddy’s Day manicure is of the gorgeous Sinful Colors San Francisco. Sinful Colors is a drugstore brand that you can find at Walgreens. They have a wide variety of shades and are very reasonably priced. The formula on this one is similar to a jelly finish. It spreads like jam on the nail. But the color is so outstanding that I’m willing to play to get it right.
For a darker more forest green look, check out NYX Las Vegas, butter London Thames, Zoya Suvi, China Glaze Outta Bounds and Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle.And if you want a bolder emerald or springier green, look for Rimmel Underground Camouflage, Carolyn New York Greenwich Ave, Sinful Colors San Francisco or China Glaze Treehugger.
So what are you wearing for St. Patrick’s Day? Have a favorite green I left out?

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  1. BeautyChick101 says:

    I love your mani!! It looks awesome. You must be so happy to be sporting green today, I know it’s your fave! :) All I have on that’s green is a corduroy newsboy cap I got at the bars this weekend!

  2. Jamie says:

    Zoya Suvi is my polish today, thanks to your blog for “discovering” it for me! What a lovely green it is, too…

  3. ocelot1 says:

    i am sporting green! :D rimmel camoflauge

  4. JB says:

    My favorite green is Zoya Irene! So pretty. I opted for OPI My Big Break today. Yeah, I know… it’s purple… but it has a green shimmer to it! :)

    Green is my favorite color… I should check out some of those other green polishes you posted about.

  5. the Muse says:

    nice michelle :)

    Very st patty’s ;)

  6. karen, says:

    hey girlfriend,

    i’m still wearing my “skittles” nails from last week. you’d be very ashamed of me, though, because they look pretty tow up. they’re chipping like CRAZY!

    i am wearing rimmel jungle green eyeliner though!

    happy st. patty’s!

  7. Duffimac says:

    Thank you so much for this! and for the post on Rainforest. I have been a green lover since I was 15, a looooong time ago. It is my great pleasure to collect green nail polishes.

  8. Fabulista says:

    Happy St. Patty’s, Michelle! I know how you LOVE that green!

  9. Janet in Atlanta says:

    I’m wearing ChG Outta Bounds, I wish I had gotten Tree Hugger in time :-S !!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m wearing Sinful’s Show Me the Way! I love it much better than Sinful San francisco. It’s more “Irish” and less slightly blue-green imo. :D

  11. CincyFan says:

    Beautychick – Your newboy cap sounds adorable. Great use of green!

    Jamie – I love checking out your nail art posts. I wish I was as crafty as you. Suvi is an excellent choice for the day.

    Hi Ocelot! I was debating between San Fran and Camoflauge myself.

    JB – How did I forget Irene?? It’s such a great mossy shade. There’s always next year.

    Thanks for checking out my post Muse!

    Happy St. Patty’s Karen! I can’t hate on you for wearing chipped skittles. I’ve done it myself. Besides you’re wearing my favorite green eyeliner.

    Duffimac – Yay another greenie! What is your most prized green?

    Fabulista – Hey girl! I know you like to keep it chic and simple on the nail but one day I’ll get you to step out of the box.

    Janet – You should wear that Treehugger on the first day of Spring. Way appropriate!

    Anon – I still haven’t made it to Walgreens to pick that one up but the pics of it are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  12. amusant parcours says:

    i’m wearing this green from OPI called “dazzle me”. it’s more of a glittery green – not really what i wanted. but alas, i have no other greens in my polish collection yet, so i’ll have to add to that. The pictures of Suvi and Rainforest make those top on my wish list.