Happy St. Patrick Day! Even though it’s officially tomorrow, a whole lot of us are out there celebrating this holiday today. You know what this means. A lot of green attire and shamrocks. I recently received this goregeous green glitter topper polish from Cynthia over at Femme Fatale Lacquer. It’s called “Luck O’ The Irish” and I thought this was perfect for St. Patrick Day nails!
Femme Fatale Lacquer’s Luck O’ The Irish is full of various sized green glitter and gold holographic glitter in a clear base. I used one coat of Luck O’ The Irish on top of two coats of China Glaze’s Def Defying (from their Cirque Du Soleil collection) and on my ring finger is two coats of Sinful Colors’ Snow Me White with one coat of Luck O’ The Irish. Here’s my green/white nails sporting a shamrock in honor of this holiday.
Isn’t this pretty? It is just the right amount of green glitter without overwhelming it. The gold is definitely a very nice touch!
Here’s another shot where I turned the bottle around so you could see what the glitter looks like inside the bottle.
I most certainly lucked out on this amazing green glitter topper! Would I recommend this? Yes, I do. Application was perfect just like finding a four-leaved clover. This is one coat of Luck O’ The Irish and the coverage was just right. There’s no glitter fishing or glitter placement. I give this 4 out of 5 stars!
You can find Femme Fatale Lacquer polishes at: http://femmefatalelacquer.bigcartel.com/ Currently, it does not show Luck O’ The Irish for sale as this was a limited edition just made in time for St. Patrick’s Day. She may or may not have it again in her shop. If you’re interested in this, please feel free to contact her. You can follow Cynthia / Femme Fatale Lacquers on Instagram @femmefatalelacquer for news and updates. She is also on Facebook and you may find her at: http://www.facebook.com/femmefatalelacquer
I also wanted to include some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day for my readers. You see, I have lived in Boston (Massachusetts) and its suburbs for nearly 13 years. I never got into the St. Patrick Day until I moved up there. My better half is Irish and now, St. Patrick’s Day is something we like to celebrate.
- Many people wear green on this holiday to avoid being pinched. Consider yourself warned: if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, people are allowed to pinch you. It was believed that wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns, who would pinch anyone they could see. Revelers began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder of that belief.
- For the past 40 years, the Chicago River has been dyed a shade of emerald green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. They use 40lbs of vegetable dye to make this happen. (mental note to self: must go see this one day)
- Irish is the most common ancestry in 54 U.S. counties, of which 44 are in the Northeast. Middlesex County in Massachusetts tops the list with 348,978 Irish Americans. (Which brings me to my next interesting fact…)
- The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737!
- And finally … Don’t forget to keep your eye on the prize and the leprechaun! Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he will promise great wealth if you let him go. However, don’t take your eyes off him or he will vanish!