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Mani Monday – My St. Patrick’s Day Manicure aka What Happens When I Can’t Make A Decision

By on March 18, 2013
in Gold, Green

How many of you joined me in playing, “Irish for a Day” yesterday? Here in Cleveland, thousands of us faux-Irishmen braved the chilling temps to watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade, bar hop and don more green than Lady Gaga’s Kermit the Frog dress. While lots of people worked up elaborate ensembles, I relied on my Lucky Charms tee & pool felt-colored pea coat and focused on my nails.

Being the green nail polish fanatic that I am left me with Helmer drawers filled with decisions. I pulled over 15 colors and tried multiple nail art ideas on practice wheels, to the point that I ended up wasting too much time to actually execute them. Typical me!


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At the end of the day, I spent all that time working on something only I would notice. I mean we are talking about being surrounded by drunks who could care less about nails. So, I just slapped on the colors I was drawn to most. A different color on each nail, adding a layer of glitter here and there with a simple glitter gradient on one. Nothing mind blowing but still fun and totally me.

What I used: China Glaze Mistletoe Kissses (thumb & glitter gradient on ring), Illamasqua Kink (middle), Julep Emilie (ring), LCN Halo of Angels (top layer of index), Orly Here Comes Trouble (top layer of pinkie), Orly Luxe (base of index and pinkie).

How do you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day? Did you wear a special mani for the day? What is your ultimate St. Patrick’s Day emerald green nail polish? China Glaze Emerald Sparkle is definitely mine and it took all my willpower to not give into the hold it has on me. 

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  1. Natalie says:

    Love the whole look! I especially like the gold polish and what tou layered over it.I am glad you had fun doing it.

  2. Icequeen81 says:

    nice green

  3. N'awlins Darlin' says:

    Cute! I love the glitter gradient. I was such a St. Paddy’s Scrooge this year.

  4. Amanda says:

    Green is my favorite color too! So I definitely wore green nail polish (Pure Ice Not Now) and I did a green eye look with some lighter green eyeshadow and darker green eyeshadow :)

  5. My fav is your glitter gradient on ring finger.I wore and still am wearing Sephora 2013 Emerald on all tips.
    My town is Dublin and they have had ST Patrick parades since 1800′s. Now celebration is a month long with green pancake breakfasts, etc. No green beer like Savannah, tho.

  6. amian says:

    I think Butter London Swinger is the perfect St. Patty’s day polish. It has gold and green micro glitter and bigger green glitter. Looks pretty fancy with just one polish.

    Now if I could find a great acid green/chartreuse glitter polish I would be a happy woman!