With apologies to Kermit the frog, it can really be a lot of fun being green.
Green is the Color of Life:
Green is not just associated with frogs, but with many beautiful things. It’s the color of life. I love the fresh bright green of the first blades of grass that arrive in the Spring.
You can see a different but vibrant green as the tops of crocuses peek out of the last patches of snow.
Green is the color of money (need I say more).
As a redhead, I knows that green is very flattering to my skin tone.
More to Love: Emerald Green
The nickname of Ireland is “the emerald isle.” Having been there, I can attest to the fact that the Ring of Kerry was the most green place I’ve ever seen.
The magical, mythical, Emerald City was the goal of Dorothy and her pals in the Wizard of Oz
March is the month in which Saint Patrick’s Day occurs (the wearing of the green).
In 2013 emerald green gowns ruled on the red carpet.
Wear Your Green!
It is easy to add some green to your beauty routine. Here are two items we think you’ll love that will inspire you to “go green” with beauty this Spring.
Mineral Fusion Nail Care Collection. Try a shimmery green polish called “Mossy Bank” by Mineral Fusion ($7.99). This long-lasting, chip-free formula is infused with anti-oxidant-rich minerals. If you don’t care for green, there are 30 shades ranging from deep reds and vibrant pinks to soft neutrals and muted blue-tones.
I love the unusual, slim, flattened oval bottle, and the extra-thick brush that lets the polish flow on, flawlessly. The company’s motto is: Minerals on a Mission. The formulas are formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthlate-free, and 100% vegan. Now that’s really “green!” You’ll want to get these great and long-lasting polishes in every shade! http://www.mineralfusion.com/
Nars Spring 2013 collection features a beautiful duo called Mad Mad World. For example, the Duo Eyeshadow ($34.00) of Cyan and parakeet green called: “Mad Mad World” initially looks really bright, but it is layer-able, blend-able, and beautiful, no matter how you wear it.
I liked it bold and layered or color-blocked. But the colors can also be “tamed” to a wash that looks magical but not harsh. Although green isn’t always the most flattering color with blue eyes, I used the deep blue at the lid lines, then lightly applied the green shadow from there to the crease, adding just a hint of highlight at the brow bone.
The look is not startling, but it is startlingly pretty. That’s the beauty of NARS. This has been one of my favorite eye shadow duos for years now. Visit your favorite NARS Makeup counter or www.narscosmetics.com