st. patrick’s day

Green and Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Luck O’ the Irish to ya this St. Patrick’s Day!  Since St. Patrick’s Day is going up on a Tuesday it’s much more low key, but that doesn’t mean any less themed out!  Wear your green so you don’t get pinched, eat some Irish food and/or hit up a pub!

Word on what to wear:  Green.  Obviously green.  But there are so many chic options now more than the cheesy St. Patrick’s day t-shirt. With the great spring weather we’re having I wanted to wear a bright fresh green color and play up on the fun of the day with window pain ankle pants with glimmering gold accessories.  Express is my favorite for never boring but still legit work clothes hence the Express Portofino shirt (last seen here) with Express Columnist ankle pants (now available in white with black stripes, I think I need those too!).  Topped off with gold pumps (mark.) gold jewelry (mark.), a green and gold mani (Julep) and gold eye with green eyeliner (mark.).

St. Patrick's Day Look

St. Patrick’s Day Look

Express Portofino and  Columnist Ankle Pants

Express Portofino and Columnist Ankle Pants

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. Pumps and Bag

mark. Pumps and Bag

Lucky Green For St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Word on what to do:  Hit up your local pub for happy hour!  Green beer, Irish car bombs, whiskey shots… oooor maybe just some green tea or Irish Breakfasts tea for me.  If you’d rather celebrate at home then make yourself some corned beef and cabbage!  Roast the brisket for about 2 hrs with the last hour throwing in your cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  Easy, filling and festive!

 

At the pub for St. Patrick's Day

At the pub for St. Patrick’s Day

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Mani Monday – St. Patrick’s Day Nails

St. Patrick's Day Mani

St. Patrick’s Day Mani

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Hope you’re wearing your green so you don’t get pinched!  I def am taking any reason to theme out the day in my green white and gold!  For today’s festive mani I used Julep Lucky on my ring and thumb (green glitter also worn last year!), for my middle I used mark. Nailed It in Gleam Scene and for my pointer and pinky I used Essie White Out with that same Julep Lucky dotted on!

Green White and Gold Mani in the full sun!

Green White and Gold Mani in the full sun!

ring - mark., cuff - bke

ring – mark., cuff – bke

St. Patrick's Day Full Look

St. Patrick’s Day Full Look

Luck of the Irish to ya!

 

 

 

 

Mani Monday – St. Patrick’s Day

Somebody’s got a case of the Monday’s.  And that somebody is me.  In a bit of a St. Patty’s hangover… and since I don’t actually consume adult beverages its more of a fun hangover.  So it’s only fitting to post my fun St. Patty’s mani on this mundane Monday.

St.  Patty's Mani with Julep

St. Patty’s Mani with Julep

I’m not usually a fan of green on my nails, since they’re long I sometimes feel like greens and blues look gawdy but when I got my Julep Maven Box this month I KNEW green was SO going to happen.  I’m wearing Adrianna, the pastel green and Lucky the emerald and gold glitter.  I also added on the matte topcoat this month to my maven box so I used that over Adrianna.  Then of course what’s a festive mani without a festive ring!?!  Sporing my color-of-the-year emerald green ring from mark.  This is one of my all time favorite rings from mark. and perfect for adding a statement!  Shop the Serious Rock Ring ($18) at my eboutique: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger I have to say I was really excited with the March offerings from Julep.  The theme was playful, sidewalk chalk colors, offering a wide range of pastels, perfect for spring!  To get the sidewalk chalk look they recommended adding the matte top coat.  This was my first venture with matte and I have to say I didn’t hate it.  It def showed the imperfections though, so next time I’ll have to try to be as close to perfect as I can and allow the proper amount of dry time.  Usually when I do my nails I sit still for like 2 min then I start back up and usually nick a few.

Julep Maven Bombshell Box for March

Julep Maven Bombshell Box for March

Also in my Julep Bombshell Box for March was the Rock Star hand cream.  This is what i was probably most excited about because my hands are a disaster!  I mean just look at my posts… you can see how old man winter has took a toll on them.  The Rockstar hand cream is certainly a rockstar!  I’ve noticed a difference in the extreme dry patches I have between my finger and my cuticles look a bit better too!  It claims to last through 2 hand washings and I can vouch it does!  I just need to stay on it and keep this bad boy on my hands! To get your own Julep maven box for ONLY A PENNY be sure to click through my referral and use promo code JULEPVIP:  http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/29643/

St. Patrick’s Day Nails

Well, pre-St. Patrick’s Day nails…  All week I’ve been sporting Essie’s Absolutely Shore with an accent nail of Essie Turquoise & Caicos.  I told you its one of my ALL TIME favorite shades!

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Mani with my mark. ring too! (of course)

Let’s just pretend that’s an Irish coffee in there, when really it’s a chai.  I’ve really been obsessing over mint green so the pastel hue of Absolutely Shore has been perfect this week for my mood.  And since it’s been raining all week its instant happiness!

I have grand plans of changing this mani to Essie’s Pretty Edgy, a super bright kelly green, with some gold konad stamping but we’ll see how busy I get between now and tomorrow!  I’ll keep ya posted 😉

ps.  sorry for the crappy image quality… mobile pics.