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…

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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.