I am no way close to being Irish - I am plain Swiss (or nearly so) but hey, any day is a good day for going for green nail polish - no?
Slapping on some happy green for today gave me a good excuse to dive into the cave and look for untrieds - older untrieds that is, and look what I found? Essie Mojito Madness. This perfect bright green was released as part of Essie's Summer Collection of 2012 - and yes, it sat since then unopened in my Alex (consider me flushing ashamedly).
I applied two coats of Essie Mojito Madness over Essence Hardening Nail Base. The formula was nice enough, maybe a tad on the runny side, wiping off my brush was core to prevent polish flood on my nails. Dry time was rather quick and the finish pretty shiny, to achieve the squishiness my photos show, I finished the mani with Sally Hansen Insta Dry.
My second St. Patrick's mani features another Elevation Polish: Cuernos del Paine - a soft, soft lime green on the verge of being a pastel.
I applied two effortless coats of Elevation Polish Cuernos del Paine over Maybelline Express Protecting Nail Coat. The formula is superb, the polish has the perfect creamy consistency and goes on nearly without streaks. I still prevent going over the same area twice and waited some minutes in between the two coats. Cuernos del Paine dries rather fast and to a lovely shine and smooth finish.
To add some St. Patrick's feel I brought forward Lynnderella All Hallow's Eve - still my favorite green glitter - and mattified it with Mentality Matte Top Coat.
Final thoughts: there are too few St Patrick's Day in the year - or I should simply go more for green - I love this color so much and end up wearing it way to seldom.
I cannot remember where I got Essie Mojito Madness from - it is too long ago. I ordered Elevation Polish through their own website here and I received Lynnderella All Hallow's Eve from my wonderful friend Radha aka @nailpolishsnob in Instagram.
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