St. Patrick’s Day Manicure

Yes, I am part Irish and I align myself with my Irish heritage strongly. So, you won’t find me going without wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day!

I have been wearing green polish for the past 3 weeks but this last one has been my favorite…

DSCF0049 DSCF0052‘Emerald’ from Forever 21’s love and beauty polish line is not a new polish. I know I’d had it quite some time. However, gosh, what a sparkling beauty. After using a coat of Lumos bottom coat, I had to put on FIVE coats of ‘Emerald’ to get it this opaque. And, actually, I am not totally happy with just five. It’s still a bit weak, but it is a jelly so…

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My camera did great picking up the sparkles WAY better in the bottle than what it shows on my nails…



Besides having holo green sparkles in there, there are also green and gold shard glitter pieces. But, they were super bashful. I did get a few on my nails, however, they didn’t show up obviously. I did top my manicure with Color Club’s Eco Chic Top Coat. It wasn’t so strong in preventing tip wear.

Nonetheless, I LOVE ‘Emerald’! If you are going to go Irish, love & beauty’s ‘Emerald’ will keep you from getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day.

I also wore green Docker’s. Did you have a green manicure and/or wear some green clothing?

  • Amber

    Wow, what a gorgeous green! Love it!!

    • I liked it because it was that fun.

  • I like how it’s blue toned.

  • Noelle

    That is so gorgeous!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    So sparkly! i love it!

    • It was quite mesmerizing to see in person.

  • Justina

    What a lovely shade!

    • I was very Irish wearing it! LOL!

  • What a gorgeous shade!!! So sparkley and picks up blue awesome.

    • Those sparkles did come from blues and greens.

  • beautiful shade of green!

  • Love that green!

    • It appealed with my Irish-ness!

  • Forever 21 has some good beauty treasures!

    • I haven’t found many goodies lately. However, they have been promoting their higher-end makeup line more. It has some polishes in that line but nothing that was like this one from the past.

  • Anastasia

    That is such a stunning shade!

    • I knew the minute I found it in my stash that it was going to be the final green for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

  • That is a very pretty glitter

  • Kat D

    I totally failed at the green mani but I did have a cute green shirt on with a cat in some clovers and I had green socks on.

  • Love & Beauty is so affordable and nice!

    • It is however, I find that their new ‘studio’ line to be a bit more expensive than I would like to see. It seems high compared to the rest of the store’s price layout.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    That’s a lovely mani up there! Yes, I did have a green mani!!!

  • GlitteryGlossy

    That’s a pretty nail color!

    • I so wish I could have captured the true beauty of it.

  • Loving that bling!

  • beautybymissl

    Pretty pretty pretty!

  • That’s super pretty! I’m going to have to take a trip to Forever 21.

    • Since I don’t have clients in the malls anymore, I soooo miss visiting Forever 21!

  • Nidia Doherty

    Have you tried wearing it over another polish? 5 coats would make me crazy! I love some sparkles!

    • I could have but I wanted to keep the translucent jelly look this time.