Green nail polishes can be hard to wear, especially for St. Patrick’s Day when it is a little too early for the brighter summer greens.
My top pick (and the one I am wearing this year) is Zoya Pixie Dust in Chita, a forest green with a hint of gold and signature pixie dust sparkle. If you don’t like to wear darker polishes which show wear more easily, check out the beautiful Vespa, mint kiss with a sugared sparkle. The sparkle in Pixie Dust polishes give helps the green pop and not seem quite so dark.
If you are not a fan of texture, check out Edyta which is much darker than Chita, but has gorgeous gold shimmer that makes you think of Ireland. Edyta by Zoya can be best described as a complex mixture of gold, olive, blue-green and smoky grey with a sparkling metallic finish. A dark shade balanced with sparkle for a dramatic look.
If you do like to go lighter without the texture, check out Zoya Meg. meg can be best described as a light yellow-toned mermaid green with heavy gold and silver metallic shimmer and a sparkling foil finish. A light and fresh looking green with added sparkle and shine.
Love OPI polishes? Check out My Gecko Does Tricks from the newest OPI collection – a shimmery pearl finish green. Or go for some texture with one of my favourites from an old Muppets collection if you can find it, OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air – a nice green with silver hex glitter.
China Glaze has a surprisingly large selection of green nail polishes but my St Patrick’s Day choice would have to go to Running in Circles. It reminds me of Zoya Ivanka but with a bit more oompf.
Love Essie? Try Going Incognito (your identity may be secret, but your manicured style and panache are impossible to conceal with this deep emerald green nail lacquer) or go light with Navigate Her (beautiful. ambitious. driven. blaze a trail to fashion glory in this light bright green nail color that never steers you wrong).
Looking for something cheaper because you likely won’t wear it often? These are easier to find in drug stores if you want to pick one up tomorrow for a St. Patrick’s night out.
- Ivy League by Sally Hansen
- Tantalize by Revlon (with built in base/top coat)
- Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Seanic
- Sinful Colors Mint Apple
- Covergirl XL Plump It Pear
- New York Colour High Line Green