A Pre-Paddy Mani

PrePaddy Bottle

More green for you today in anticipation of tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day, when presumably I’ll break out the clover-shaped big guns.  Just no leprechauns, because my Irish mother would flip her curly, brunette lid.  Also beware all references to bogs, shalaylees and colcannon (actually, colcannon, a mixture of buttery mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale, is dee-licious.  Studiously ignore my mother on this point; I do!)

For this minty mani, I layered Enchanted Polish’s pale green holo, March 2015, with two coats of Whimsical Ideas by Pam’s There’s No Place Like Home, a glimmering, green-and-gold glitter.  Perfectly Paddy. 😉

PrePaddy Fingers

Mystery Mint

March 2015 Shade BottleContinuing with the previous months’ heavenly holos, but this time adding a touch of iridescent shimmer, Enchanted Polish’s mystery lacquer for March 2015 is an icy pastel beauty perfect for bridging that weird seasonal gap we’re in right now between Spring and Summer and – if you’re living on the east coast of Canada – the tail end of Winter. Lousy Smarch weather.

I was quite pleased with the mystery polishes Enchanted released for January and February 2015, and March’s pick is proving to be no exception. The fine iridescent shimmer that lends this polish a purple-tinged, duochrome effect in lower lighting is very of-the-moment (an extreme(ley) beautiful example is Mentality Polish’s matte Bash) and my nail polish stash at least is quite bereft of pastel holos. I also love the fresh, minty colour, an almost frosted green hue particularly flattering to us pale skinned ladies. Another solid pick that makes me want to unravel all the other mysteries Enchanted has planned for 2015.March 2015 CollageNo Label March 2015 Bottle