Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Easy-To-Find Greens for St. Patty's Day

Same colors, different lighting. Click pic to view larger. Color names and descriptions in post.
Here are 5 more greens that are fairly easy to find, should you still be searching for your St. Patrick's Day manicure ideas. The thumb shows Pure Ice First Time, which is carried by most Walmart stores. It's a frosty metallic shade and for $1.99, you can't go wrong. The index finger is China Glaze Gussied Up Green which in some locations, can still be found at Sally Beauty or ordered from one of the e-tailers listed to the right. Revlon Lush Lime, found at Walgreen's, resides on my middle finger and although a lighter shade of green, it is unique in that it has a myriad of tiny colored silver sparkles within. My ring finger is something I made by taking any clear polish, adding just a few drops of a darker medium green (I used Sinful San Francisco) and then adding in quite a bit of green glitter (I got mine at Michael's). It's really quite festive and worth the bit of mess I made! On my pinkie is NYC Big Money Frost, found at Rite Aid and Target. So there you have it, 10 (5 today and the 5 posted on Monday) greens for March 17. I'm still not sure what my polish of choice will be for March 17. I'd love to hear what you're planning!

I wanted to show you these rice powders I got at Sally the other day...isn't the little box cute! I've never tried this brand, and like many people, I was drawn to the packaging. I also picked up the eye shadow in "Fairy Pink", a shimmery medium pink. Palladio brand cosmetics are herbal and vitamin enriched, and they're fairly reasonably priced. The powders run $5.00 and the eyeshadow is $4.00. I got the powders in Transluscent and Natural. The transluscent is great for setting makeup, and the natural I use as my foundation. Rice powders are nice if you have slightly oily skin, as they absorb the oil. They looked a bit powdery upon application, but after blending with a kabuki brush, left a smooth, almost flawless finish. I'm sorry the picture isn't clickable to enlarge...I'm too new at blogging and haven't figured out how to move the picture from it's original placement and still have it be clickable.


  1. I think I might do my two Shamrock colors from Sinful again. I got so many compliments on that mani, plus it was soooo blingtastic I couldn't quit looking at it. I might add something else to it, but I don't know what just yet.

    I love that green glitter one you made. What kind of glitter did you use?

  2. Brooke~I never found those Sinful's irl but I saw them online (your site, I think!) and they looked so pretty. The glitter is a Martha Stewart brand found at Michael's.