Hey everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate this fun holiday I decided to create a eye look and a manicure! Big surprise! I love a good holiday, and I love an excuse to do fun makeup and nails!
St. Patty’s Eye Look
For today’s eye look I decided to use the Juvia’s Place Tribe palette. I ordered this palette month’s ago but haven’t use this until now! It definitely screams St. Patrick’s Day with it’s orange and green colour scheme!
I created this look on a set base using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. To accomplish this look I used the following shades:
- I first applied Oromo to the crease and lower lash line. This is a vibrant medium orange that has very buildable pigmentation.
- To deepen the crease and the outer lower lash line I added the shade Ashanti, which is a medium khaki brown. This shade helps to make the orange a little less bright, and perhaps more wearable if that is what you are going for.
- I then added San to the outer corner and the outer lower lash line to bring in some green. This is a pigmented forest green, but it didn’t build incredibly well on the outer corner. I had some issues with blending it in to the surrounding shades. Honestly, I should have known that this would happen because I haven’t found Juvia’s mattes to apply on top of each other that well. Your best bet is to apply the shade from the start on top of tacky concealer, and then blend out the edges. This means you can’t really just add a bit of darkness, you have to go full in with the shade, which isn’t my favourite. Anyways, I still think this look turned out!
- After cutting the crease with a white concealer I applied Koro to the inner lid and Kuba to the center and outer areas of the lid. Koro is a white metallic with a yellow-green shift that is really pretty, and frankly surprising, since you can’t see the shift in the pan. Kuba is a beautiful deep emerald metallic. These metallics are true to the typical Juvia’s formula, very creamy, pigmented with a lot of glide to them. Yum!
To finish off the look I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Lucky on the water line.
Overall, I could have done with the outer corner being a bit deeper, but as it is I liked this look for St. Patty’s! The orange and green combination are of course classic Irish shades. I can’t wait to use this palette more! And next time I will be using my usual method with Juvia’s shadows, a tacky base and applying deepest to lightest.
St. Patty’s Mani
For this mani I wanted to use a couple of specific items: KL Polish Capricorn, a new shade to my collection, and the Uber Chic St. Patrick’s Day 02 Stamping Plate. KL Polish Capricorn is such a stunning emerald green polish with a brown shift to it, I knew I needed to use it sooner rather than later since adding it to my collection! And of course this Uber Chic St. Patrick’s Day 02 plate is right up my alley: It has different Celtic knot designs, along with some classic four leaf clovers.
- For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
- For the base colour of this mani, I painted all of my nails except for the ring finger with KL Polish Capricorn. I painted my ring finger gold, with gold glitter on top (Nina Ultra Pro Big Spender with China Glaze Counting Carats on top).
- To minimize clean up from stamping, I applied a liquid latex around my middle and ring finger cuticles. Right now I’m really enjoying the Edge Perfection Easy Peel Polish Barrier.
- On my thumb, pointer finger and pinky nails I transferred a small celtic design from the Uber Chic St. Patrick’s Day 02 Stamping Plate using a gold stamping polish (Born Pretty Store #1). Using the same plate and stamping polish I transferred a full-nail celtic design onto the middle finger.
- For the shamrock pattern on my ring finger I used the reverse stamping technique with the Uber Chic St. Patrick’s Day 02 Stamping Plate. If you don’t already know, what reverse stamping means is that you transfer the pattern from the plate onto your stamper with a polish shade that you want to be your outline, and then you fill in the design with different polish colours directly on the stamper. After that has dried, you can then stamp the whole pattern onto your nail.
- I first applied a black stamping polish (Born Pretty Store #3) to the shamrock pattern on the plate, scraped off the excess, and transferred the design onto a XL clear jelly stamper. I then filled in the shamrocks with army green and forest green polishes (KL Polish Chloe and KL Polish Mojito). After allowing the design to dry, I applied it to my ring finger nail.
- After the designs were dry I applied the Maniology No Smudge Nail Polish Top Coat, followed by my regular glossy top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat).
What do you think of my St. Patty’s Day creations? Did you do anything to celebrate this fun holiday? As always, stay safe and have fun!