Wednesday, March 13, 2013

40 shades of green. Literally. Fashion, accessories and beauty for St Patrick's Day!

As you know, St Patrick's Day is this coming Sunday, March the 17th and it's a day where everyone can pretend to be Irish!  It's our first bank holiday of the year (this is very important to us) and we let our hair down and celebrate our culture and forget for those 24 hours how messed up the country is in terms of finances!  If you've something green in your wardrobe, wear it with pride and tell people your great great great grandmother was Irish and we'll welcome you with open arms!

Now, when I started researching this blog post, I didn't think there would be so many green things, fashion and beauty product-wise, so I've broken it down into three sections.  So basically you can wear all the green things and put all the green things on your face.  And the thing is, because emerald is Pantone's colour of the year this year, you can be safe in the knowledge that everyone will look like they're celebrating St Patrick's Day for the rest of the year.

If you're heading out to a parade, then chances are it's going to be cold, windy and rainy, so you're probably going to want to keep it casual.  You'll be standing for ages trying to get a glimpse of the marching bands and baton twirlers, so with the exception of the wedges, we're talking comfort.  Actually, now that I think of it, wedges might be a good thing if you're short and need to see over the head of the tall person that will inevitably be standing right in front of you.

Lean Green Casual Machine
1. AWear Snood - €18 || 2. AWear Mint lace jumper - €35 || 3. Zara Camouflage Slippers - €27.95 || 4. Penneys Green Open Back Jumper - €14 || 5. Oasis Stone Set Bracelet Watch - €44 || 6. Warehouse Spring Colour Block Satchell - €47 || 7. Debenhams Call It Spring Canvas Weslia Wedges - €59 || 8. Penneys Zoggabongs - €2 || 9. AWear Colour Block Mini - €25 || 10. AWear Green Stud Detail Heart Clutch - €20

If you're more of a lady or heading out for drinky poos on St Patrick's Day (join the rest of the country), then I've a few posher pieces to show you.  Granted, you mightn't be wearing that long dress to the pub, but if you're going somewhere very swish, it might do the job!

Dressed for Success

1. Oasis Izzy Lace Shift Dress - €69 || 2. Oasis Grecian Pleat Prom Maxi Dress - €163 || 3. Zara Double Zip Bowling Bag - €29.95 || 4. Loulerie Miss Havisham necklace - €359 || 5. Oasis Ruby Dress - €62 || 6. Arnotts KG Kurt Geiger Kactus Green heels €225 || 7. Warehouse Dipped Hem Dress - €78 || 8. Loulerie Miss Havisham ring - €235 || 9. New Look Mint Green Stud T-bar wedges - €34.99

So check out all of the green beauty products I found and that's not even them all!  If green isn't your colour and you don't want to shell out on a guna or jumper, then hows about a green manicure or emerald smokey eye?  And if you're scared of putting all things green on your body completely, then just buy something with green packaging.  Make a bit of effort!

Green Beauty

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting primer- €31.50 || Maybelline Color Show Go Go Green - €4.55  || MUFE Aqua Cream Emerald Eyes - €21.50 || Max Factor Glossfinity Polish Aqua Marine - €7.49 || Origins Plantscription eye cream - €45 || YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Frosted Mint €31.50 || Roger & Gallet The Vert fragrant water - €39.95 || Weleda Skin Food - €11.25 || YSL Jade Imperial - €24 || Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 - €13.25 || Green Angel Seaweed Hand Cream - €19.95 || Clinique Chubby Stick Might Moss - €22 || Pixy Tea Tree Soap - €5.49

So I think that's a run down of everything green in existence.  If you choose to partake in a sneaky beverage or two, then the following day your face might be one of the 40 shades of green we have in this here post.  

What are your plans for St Patrick's Day?  I'll be in Spain but shall probably mosey on down to the Irish pub to be with my brethren!


  1. Wow I can't believe how many green products you god!:D Well done! Thank god it's a bank holiday! Badly needed!xxx

  2. Yay for bank holidays, so excited to have a lie in :D


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