Do you know what holiday is coming up this March 17? We’ll give you a hint: Break out the green in your wardrobe! Does your daughter’s school host a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration? Or are you going to the big parade in your city or town? We want to help you protect yourselves from the traditional pinches given to the poor suckers who aren’t clad in green. Here are five fun, simple ways to wear Saint Patrick’s green with holiday hair and makeup tricks.
1. Get Nice and Clean with Green
Start the morning (or the night before) with a fun yet functional St. Patrick’s Day bath brought to you by green soap. This moldable, colorful bar of suds from Play-Doh is a smart way to wash off the dirt of the day while getting in the holiday mood. And don’t worry—the gentle green color won’t stay on your skin.
2. Get Going with Green Nails
Let your hands do the talking with pretty green color right on your nails! Try this sweet, bubble gum-scented hulk green Avengers polish. Or are you raising a girly girl? Maybe she would prefer the feminine green shade from our Frozen nail polish set. Try either one for a safe, non-toxic, Irish-approved mani-pedi. Her fingers will be all ready to offer a friendly pinch to her friends who forgot to wear green!
3. Green Hair, Don’t Care
If you’re extra committed to celebrating the holiday, you could use washout green hair dye to create a signature Saint Patrick’s look. Or maybe you would prefer the simpler step of just using green as an accessory accent color. The Townleygirl Trolls hair bow set contains the perfect tools for the job. Within this adorable set of 10 hair accessories, you’ll find two pretty green bows—one with a sparkly emerald design and one with a pretty spring flower pattern. Either are appropriate for Saint Patrick’s Day and beyond.
4. Get Committed to Green
If you’re willing to go beyond the ordinary to create a Saint Patrick’s Day look that will possibly turn some heads, we say go for it with our light green cotton candy lip balm or the sheer green watermelon balm from our Avengers set. Green lips may seem a bit crazy at first, but give it a try! These sheer and shimmery tints add subtle color in a safe, non-toxic formula.
5. Add Some Extra Flair
Truly going the distance for a Saint Patrick’s Day look means paying homage to the famous Irish symbol of the shamrock. We recommend using the green eye shadow from your own grown-up makeup palette to create a fun look. Try dipping a thin makeup brush in water, then plunging the damp brush into your green eye shadow, and treating it like face paint to draw a four-leaf clover, or a traditional three-leaf Irish shamrock on each of your girl’s cheeks. No guarantees that the extra green will keep people from pinching her cute cheeks, though.