Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Kind of busy around the ol’ Silver Nail household so I’m a bit behind on swatching and posting. I’m taking an easy way out today and am going to show you some previous swatches, greens that I’ve really liked. Then tell you about a great movie for St. Paddy’s Day.
As I’ve mentioned numerous times, green polish is hard for me to wear. Many shades give me “lobster hands” — that is, the contrast makes my skin look unnaturally red. But I’ve found some real winners. My latest favorite is the new Dillon from Zoya’s spring Awaken Collection.
Kind of a light seafoam green. Two Butter Londons I like are Jack the Lad and British Racing Green:
Another from Zoya called Hunter:
Spanish Moss from Revlon, a hard-to-find gray-green:
Here’s an unusual green and black glitter topcoat from China Glaze called Graffiti Glitter, shown over a pale mint green creme called Neely from Zoya:
Paddy’s Pint from SquareHue (was limited, no longer available):
You can see I gravitate towards the dark greens. I’m not showing any yellow-greens because those tend to look pretty dreadful on me.
Finally, if you’re in the mood for an Irish movie to watch tonight and can’t stomach yet another viewing of “The Quiet Man,” may I suggest the dark comedy “Waking Ned Devine” (1998). It’s available on Netflix streaming and has some lovely Irish scenery.
The title is a wonderful pun, with “waking” meaning both the “wake up” and the “have a wake for” sense. It’s mostly a comedy but you’d certainly have to call it a dark one, since a lot of the jokes come at the expense of the death of one or more characters.
Starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly, and Fionnula Flanagan, it’s a wonderful tale of money, luck, secrets, love, switched identities, and most of all, friendship. It also contains the most hilarious nude scene I’ve ever seen in my entire life; I laughed ’til I cried. Sure, it might be offensive, but if you’re offended by a very old, very thin, naked old man who makes his getaway on a motorbike after skinny-dipping, well, I’d say lighten up.
Have a great holiday and tip back a beer for me!