(more like st. patrick's month)

i am superduper grossly into st. patrick's day. my dad's side of the family is irish, to the point where he grew up with an irish name and an american one. i'm pretty sure it was his grandfather or great-grandfather who actually immigrated to the states, so ireland is fairly far back in my history (although my grandfather spoke with a slight irish lilt).

my actual ancestry is kind of a mishmash – and thanks to the magic of genetic testing, i am now aware that my particular brand of mishmash could be described as 100% bland:

"hello, yes, we've analyzed your DNA and come to the conclusion that you're hella white."

but despite the fact that my genealogical profile is basically "LOL EUROPE" i do identify with my irish ancestry most.  i guess growing up hearing stories of crazy irish relatives and tales of county cork will do that to a person.

the point of this is that i'm SUPER, RIDICULOUSLY, UNHEALTHILY INTO SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.  meat and potatoes and green and beer and so many other great things!  seriously, don't even talk to me about corned beef hash!  don't talk to me about the multitude of delicious hot dishes that will result from st. paddy's day feasting!  so march is going to be my green nails month, and i already started. (✪◡✪)

st. paddy's day skittles!  from pinky to thumb, i'm wearing picture polish tiffany and honeydew, ncla santa monica shore thing, lacc 1977, and butter london slapper.  it's all topped off with rainbow honey yoshimi! ♥

i have a handful of picture polish shades but i'd never used them before, and they were both magnificent.  they were a little streaky, but topcoat sorted it out immediately.  the only polish i was a little vexed by was 1977, which was surprisingly sheer.  i wound up having to use three coats.

yoshimi has really pretty turquoise-y glitter in it that really pops against slapper and the two picture polish shades, but kind of melts away into SMST and 1977.  and howwww did i wind up with no black square glitter on my thumb?!  (i wish my camera could pick up how pretty slapper is, but for some reason it really muddied it out in every photo i took.  i need to just bite the bullet and make a lightbox so i don't have to rely on unpredictable natural light, but i'm sooooooo lazyyyyyyyyy.  i'm the worst.)

in this picture, you can see the creepy mannequin hands my mom buried in her backyard.  it's like a zombie garden.  so weird.

i don't know how long i'm going to keep this on – i went to show my dad, and he was really excited about green nails, but then he just said, "they look blue."  #FAILURE.  i guess i'll go with a less minty palette next week!

POSTED BY sara gee


  1. Green is my favourite colour EVER so I am going to look forward to your awesome St. Paddy's month nails! Also Yoshimi always manages to look awesome over cremes.

    1. green is my favorite color, too! it's the BEST color. +_+ and yoshimi is amazing. i just got it and i'm soooo glad i picked it up. square glitterrrrrrrr.