Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and that means two things: 1) that today is St. Patrick’s Day Eve, and 2) that I get to be Irish tomorrow, thanks to El Hub and the Irish Proximity Effect. He says that because he’s one quarter Irish, I get to be part Irish by proximity for 24 hours.
And I plan to put that time to good use.
For some folks, St. Patty’s Day means beer, and lots of it. Me? I use my Irish By Association card as a free pass to eat as much fried food as I can.
Like fish and chips.
Oh, I love fish and chips… The precious little basket they come in, dousing them with vinegar and salt, and that first crunchy bite of melt-in-your-mouth batter and flaky fish…
I’m sorry, where was I?
Oh, yeah! St. Patrick’s Day. Almost as much as the food, I also like to see folks getting green in the spirit of the day (please leave me a link to your look!), and I usually try to add a little something green to my beauty routine. This year, it’s with a multi-colored manicure in different shades of green.
I actually didn’t start out planning to do something with more than one shade, but when I sat down with a few polishes, thinking I’d pick one right then, I couldn’t decide.
I’ve been seeing a lot of multi-colored manicures lately, and I’ve been doing quite a few myself. Some gals like to use a different color on every nail, but right now I’m thinking that my sweet spot is around three, so I repeat/mix and match a couple of the shades.
No real reason why… I think it’s just the right amount of color chaos for me.
Here, I started by painting my nails with Milani’s new Base Coat Nail Treatment ($3.99), and when it dried, I applied two layers of the lighter Dolce & Gabbana Mint shade to my thumb, pinky and pointer. Then, I painted the other fingers with the brighter Sonia Kashuk Making Waves.
To give some texture and St. Patrick’s Day bling to the overall look, I applied a layer of glittery China Glaze Ray-Diant on top of one of the already painted nails.
Then I wrapped it all up with a layer of Lippman Collection Addicted to Speed Quick-Dry Top Coat ($20) to make everything shine a little brighter and last a little longer.
What do ya think? Are you doing anything special with your St. Patrick’s Day ensemble tomorrow?
When I close my eyes, I can see my green nails reaching into a basket of fish and chips…
Oops! — I just drooled a little bit.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,