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If you are planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, this is certainly no shortage of great options for exciting events out there. But there’s more to a successful St. Patrick’s Day than a few pints of Guinness. In turn, Downtown has compiled a list of items worth trying so you can have a good time all the time this Friday, Mar. 17.

1) Some fine cold brew coffee via Dripo

If your St. Patty’s Day is going to include a pub crawl, you’re going to need some stamina to make it through the day. What better source of on-the-go stamina is there than coffee? Dripo is a travel cold brew system that can be used at home, the office, or anywhere you have some space to move your arms. In one section you add ice and water, in the middle of Dripo, you add your ground coffee and a filter. The water drips through the coffee layer into a tumbler at the bottom and in about two hours a cup of cold brew is ready. Incredible.

2) Nail polish from Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott designed her first collection of jewelry in 2002. Now, she is the namesake of a billion-dollar brand which also creates home decor and wonderful wedding gifts. The Kendra Scott brand offers nail lacquers, including a few shades of green, right in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

3) Makeup from Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult Beauty Ambassador Jessica Tong created the nail look at the recent NYFW show of Ulla Johnson, which included the Nail Lacquer In Ghost Edit. But the Smith & Cult brand — as founded by co-founded by Hard Candy’s Dineh Mohajer — is also known for its lipgloss and eye makeup. More green coloring to go around!

4) Shinesty Suits

Shinesty is known for its novelty wear, which covers almost every occasional, holiday and circumstance you can think of. Their St. Patrick’s Day-themed selections are varied and excellent, offering options with and without clovers. Fun fact: I am getting married next week in a Shinesty suit. I am also likely to spend the 4th Of July in some their threads.

5) Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C

As St. Patrick’s Day falls into the winter season, some cold air is to be expected. Fortunately, the new Fresh Pressed System from Clinique is designed as a daily supplement to visibly rejuvenate skin from the outside. In addition, its specialized stay-fresh packaging isolates the pure Vitamin C until activation, maintaining its freshness and full power for remarkable results as little as seven days.

6) The Eucalyptus Aloe Collection from H2O+

Looking for some green in your skincare and beauty regimens? H2O+’s new Eucalyptus Aloe Collection is green in terms of its packaging, the plants used to make the products, and the environmental consciousness of its production. Its body wash absolutely cleanses and refreshes as promised.

7) The Yes To Cucumbers Collection from Yes To

Yes To is known to incorporate vegetables into its products. The Yes To Cucumbers collection includes cleansing water, paper masks, eye kits, makeup removing pads, facial wipes, moisturizer, daily gel cleanser, hydrating mist, night cream, and sunscreen. So no matter the temperature or time of day, Yes To has some healthy greens available for you.

8) Call Time Styling Primer by IGK

IGK products are known to be free of parabens, sulfates, petroleum and gluten, while also cruelty-free, vegetarian and providing UV and heat protection. Its new Call Time Styling Primer — bright green in its packaging — is full of coconut oil and suitable for all hair types. It also contains the IGK Miami scent, which includes notes of guava, coconut water, pink lotus, midnight violet and vanilla.

9) Action Painting by The Creation

U.K. mod-rockers The Creation had a few charting singles before disbanding in 1968. To get psyched up for a St. Patty’s outing, why not start off with “Makin’ Time,” which Wes Anderson re-popularized via the film Rushmore? Action Painting is an impressive deluxe re-issue of The Creation’s catalog, now available via The Numero Group.

10) Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo by Michael Schenker

If hard rock is more suitable to getting ready for a Mar. 17 celebration, then consider checking out the latest from Scorpions, UFO and M.S.G. guitarist Michael Schenker. Michael Schenker Fest finds the German guitar legend at the center of his namesake live Japanese concert festival. Notable vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley reunite with Schenker to play the classics from the Michael Schenker catalog, which can be enjoyed via the CD, DVD, blu-ray and digital download formats as of Mar. 24.

11) Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

After a long day of partying on St. Patrick’s Day, the best way to unwind may be with a warm, comfortable bath. One brand to consider for that is Dr. Teal’s, as known for its Epsom Salt Soaks and Foaming Baths. Dr. Teal’s bath products hydrate and heal while providing a pleasant fragrance. Its Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak & Foaming Bath alone replenishes body with 84 essential minerals for all over body restoration.

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