Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. I have a bit of Irish heritage from my paternal grandmother and my husband is roughly a third Irish. I am now lucky enough to have an O’ in front of my name! I have also been fortunate enough to visit Ireland twice. This week I had a few things to prep for Saint Pat’s. So far, I have baked six loaves of Irish Soda Bread (thanks to my friend, Lydia, for the BEST. RECIPE. EVER.)
I also reminisced about my trips to The Emerald Isle!
These are the friends I made on the Hills of Tara.
Visited Shannon (not my baby sister.)
And drank the truth…
In honor of Saint Patrick, I decided that I would need to wear something beyond green or my Temple Bar sweatshirt. I started by painting my nails with Lucky Duck by Orly. It seems to be an emerald green- or emerald enough for me. It was very streaky and took three coats. Once dry, I applied good old Scotch tape on the bias and painted a stripe of Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Scorch. It is a white polish and I am not a particular fan of the coverage but for an accent it worked. I really dabbed it on carefully. Once that dried, I taped my nail again and applied Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color in Sunny Side Up on the tip. This color was also very streaky so I really had to apply a few thin coats to get good coverage. I let it dry and using Hurricane Nail Art Thin Brush Paint in Gold Glitter, carefully applied a thin line above and below the white stripe. It took a few thin coats but it was easy enough. The result…
An Irish flag! I actually don’t think I did too bad with this!
This is my Choco-Bunny. He is calorie free and sooooo cute! The hubs bought him for me last week!
And for tomorrow…
As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO