Emerald Green for a Radiant 2013

It’s technically the first working day of the year, yet here I am enjoying the remaining days of my two-week holiday break. I haven’t made any New Year’s resolution and I am not planning to. But I did set a few personal goals, and one of them is to give more attention to my so-called “blogging career”. Let me start off by saying that I have decided to shift (yet again) from Beauty Blogging to Personal Lifestyle Blogging. You see, beauty blogging is something that I really love, but at the same time, focusing my posts to this topic alone limits me to share the other aspects of my life. Of course, I could easily create another blog, but that would be such a hassle. From this day on, expect to read a variety of topics from beauty, events, travels, and  occasional rants. I’m still keeping Sugar Foodie and Davao Journal though, as these two deserve a sanctuary of their own. So there. I hope you’ll embrace this change and won’t leave me, dear readers. =)

Anyway, I bet there’s no better way to start off this year’s blogging journey than to feature Pantone’s chosen color for the year 2013; Emerald Green. I’m not really big on greens, but don’t you think Emerald is such a gorgeous and lovely color?  I like this shade of green as it’s not too bright, nor too dark. Plus, it exudes serenity, balance and harmony that magnets all the positivite energy. It’s refreshing to the eyes, too. It’s a very optimistic color and do I hope it brings all the positive vibes to my life throughout the year. 

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of
 well-being, balance and harmony.” – Pantone

I actually wanted to wear something emerald during the media noche, but I couldn’t find a nice top bearing the color. I settled for painting my nails with an emerald lacquer instead. 

I would’ve gone for a plain emerald green, but I thought hey? It’s new year after all. I wanted to welcome 2013 with high spirits, and glitters are the way to go. I used this glittery emerald green nail lacquer that I bought for only 18php. To make it extra lively, I used Bobbie’s The Big Bang (red, blue, gold circles). I may not have witnessed fireworks during the new year (it’s been banned from our city for over a decade now), but at least my glamorous nails brought sparkles to our home that night.

Before I end this post, here are some interesting facts that you might want to know about Emerald Green (facts from Wikipedia)

1. Emerald is a tone of green that is particularly light and bright, with a faint bluish cast. The name derives from the typical appearance of the gemstone emerald.

2. The first recorded use of emerald as a color name in English was in 1598.

3. Ireland is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Isle due to its lush greenery. 

4. The May birthstone is Emerald.

5. Seattle is sometimes referred to as the Emerald City, because its abundant rainfall creates lush vegetation.

6. In the middle ages, The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus was believed to contain the secrets of alchemy. 

7. “Emerald City”, from the fictional story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is a city where everything from food to people are emerald green. However, it is revealed at the end of the story that everything in the city is normal colored, but the glasses everyone wears are emerald tinted.

8. The Emerald Buddha is a figurine of the sitting Buddha, made of green jade (rather than emerald), clothed in gold, and about 45 cm tall. It is kept in the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

9. The Emerald Triangle refers to the three counties of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity in Northern California, United States because these three counties are the biggest marijuana producing counties in California and also the USA.

10.  The Green Zone in Baghdad is sometimes ironically and cynically referred to as The Emerald City.

Well there you have it, Have a blessed, fruitful, and radiant 2013 everyone! Let’s do this! =)

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Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

1 Comment

  1. CarmisCaprice
    January 4, 2013

    Great color! Thanks for sharing! happy new year πŸ™‚



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