17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day Makeup and Nails

Dia duit gach duine!

Hello everyone!

La Fhéile Pádraig atá ann inniu agus tá sceitiminí áthais orm!
It is St. Patrick's Day today and I'm very excited!

If you're wondering what the heck I was typing, you mustn't be Irish. It's the Irish language, which I like to call Gaeilge, and it's compulsory for us to do in school. It's a beautiful language.

Today's make up and nail look is especially for this fantastic day of celebrating the country of Ireland. And there's nothing better than a true Irish person showing you a St. Patrick's Day tutorial, eh? Haha.
I did a neutral eye look with a pop of green and orange-y lips; it resembles the Irish flag (and in case you haven't noticed, my pale skin is the white part of the flag :'D).

Today is a brilliant day for us people in Ireland to be proud of who we are, as well as to praise our awesome patron saint Patrick. And if you aren't Irish and think our country is full of leprechauns, I have something to say to you. Watch the video at the end to see what Ireland is really about. It is a fabulous, unique country!

I hope you enjoy!


1. Apply a moisturiser and primer, and then apply some of your favourite BB cream or foundation. I used Garnier's BB cream.

2. Next, dab some concealer, like my Rimmel Match Perfection, on problem areas for
flawless skin.

3. Set it all with a brush of powder across your gorgeous complexion. I used
Rimmel Stay Matte powder.

4. Fix up your brows if you wish. I'm loving Maybelline's Brow Drama Brow Mascara.

5. To look more healthy and happy, apply a rosy blush on your cheeks, like Sugarbomb by Benefit. You can also use a cheek stain if you like, like my Benetint. It's a lot more lasting.

6. For dewy skin, dot highlighter, such as High Beam by Benefit, on the bridge of your nose, forehead, cheekbones and cupid's bow.


1. After applying eye primer, brush a matte pale shadow all over your lids. Here, I'm using Strange from the Naked 3 palette.

2. With a mauve shade, like Liar on the palette, blend it into your crease.

4. This is best done with a thin eyeliner brush. I used a green eye shadow from my Royal Jet Set On The Go Palette and lined my upper lash line and lower lash line.

5. Mascara time! Apply your favourite to your luscious lashes. I used Maybelline


With green eyeliner, I think it's appropriate to complete the Irish flag. Grab a coral lipstick/butter/balm/lip-gloss or something very close to the colour. My tangerine lips were created with my Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti and my
Benefit Ultra Plush lip-gloss in Poutrageous.


Of course for this nail art, you'll need a green nail polish and an orange nail polish, one of them being a pen so you can doodle on your fingertips. I don't exactly own a proper green in my collection, frustratingly, but I substituted with this neon Nails Supreme nail art pen. It's the closest I could get.

1. Make sure to put on a base coat first. I don't have a base, so I just used my O.P.I top coat.
2. Apply a few layers of orange, like my Bourjois lacquer, or green nail polish,
and let them dry.
TOP TIP: Speed it up by drying them with the cool setting on a hair dryer!

3. With the opposite colour in art pen form, draw some polkadots or stripes. I made my ring finger an accent nail by drawing a different pattern, as you can see above.
Finish off with a top coat.
When your nails are dry, that is the whole look complete!
Tell me below what you think of it and what you'll be doing today!
Today I'm going to my local parade with two friends and I'll definitely be rocking this make up, and I still have my artsy Irish colour nails. Woo hoo!
Whatever you're doing today, whether you're Irish or not, have a bit of craic (craic as in fun, not as in, you know...).
But before you leave check out this video below!
It'll make your day, no matter where you're from. #IrelandInspires

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Stay tuned on Wednesday for my OOTD.
Slán agus go raibh maith agat!
Goodbye, and thank you!


  1. You are so pretty! And your eyes, if I had those eyes! & Happy Saint Patrick Day 2 You 2 :)


  2. When is St Patrick's Day?

    St Patrick's Day is celebrated annually on March 17. The day honours the patron saint of Ireland, but celebrations are held around the world.

    So who was St Patrick?

    St Patrick was a real man who was born in around 385 AD.

    He may have been named Maewyn Succat, and changed to Patrick when he later became a bishop. He may be thought of as Irish now, but his exact birthplace is unknown.

    It was most likely in England, Wales or Scotland. In his teens, he was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland, where he was put to work as a herdsman.


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