Greens and turquoise shades have featured heavily in my collection since I got into varnish.
I love the coolness of green and sometimes richness of the shade. I have missed my green shades, which the majority I left at home when I moved over the water. I guess I am trying to fill the void at the minute. I am counting the days till I am re-united! I just love these pretty green nail polish shades!
Yet in the recent months, greens have featured heavily in several of the new polish releases and have captured my imagination, yet again! And in turn, inspired me to write this post. Of any shade of colour, the greens really took my heart and as the title states, I am a little jaded!
Chanel have some beautiful green shades, Fraicheur 767 is a lovely tangy green shade with shimmer running through it, a real beaut! It has been floating around the blogosphere in various posts this summer.
It is described as similar to the elusive Jade shade also from Chanel, which really made me sit up and pay attention. I popped to my nearest Chanel counter and checked it out in person and in bright light it looks ever so lovely. Ended up making a purchase!
I really love this colour, definitely one to pick up if you can. However if a Chanel polish is a little out of your price range, Barry M’s Quick Dry polish in Pole Position is the close in shade to Chanel’s Fraicheur.
Vert Obscur, also from Chanel, a lovely darkened moss green shade which also been toying with my affections recently. A recent Autumn Winter polish release from Chanel, with the two other beautiful shades, I had to have this one after I saw it in person. With two coats this polish is a definite teal green, but three turns into an green toned noir, a real beauty! A great addition to my noir nail polish collection. A jelly formula, it needs a bit more attention with application. Once on the nail however, looks very sophisticated. If you are after cheaper Green toned noir shade dupes both Barry M & Catrice do similar shades on a budget.
Another green polish love is Burberry’s Cadet Green, which I have been admiring for a while and is such a beautiful natural dusky green.
I noticed this shade maybe a year ago, but only in a recent Wendy Rowe Burberry tutorial on Youtube, did it stir me to reconsider this polish. This was the polish of choice on the Burberry catwalk along with their Poppy Black and Khaki green shades.
This polish inspired to purchase Barry M’s Cardamon which is lighter in tone, a similar dupe to Cadet Green. The most similar shade or dupe I have seen is Leighton Denny’s Femme Fatale (pictured above), so pull it out if you own it.
Yet I was still hankering for the true cadet green shade. It is that true neutral green shade which would work on a range of skin tones and looks very classy in its cream pigment formula. Something to definitely check out next time you are at a Burberry counter. In fact all their dark green shades are very pretty. I want them all!
Dior’s Metropolis shade is a tad darker in tone, but still a wearable colour. This shade would look lovely on warmer skin tones.
Nails Inc have a few green polishes which are also vying for my attention. Palace Gardens (pictured above), a pale duck egg greeny blue shade is first on my list, a lovely peppermint shade.
The Palace Gardens shade would be similar to Essie’s Maximilian Strausse Her from the drugstore, although Barry M do a similar dupe in their quick dry range in the shade Road Rage for a bargain dupe.
Bruton Mews (pictured above), a true forest green shade are perfectly pigmented polishes with creamy green toned colours. This one I have had my eye on a while and picked up last time I went shopping, I gave into temptation.
The Bruton Mews shade however is a little warmer in tone, I am still yet to find a dupe for this shade. I find most darker greens tend to be cooler generally so finding a dupe is that bit trickier.
The closest I have seen in colour is Illamasqua’s Rampage along with the Burberry Dark Bottle Green shade, both on the more expensive end, but I am on the hunt for a drugstore dupe.
From the Gel Effect formula, Hyde Park Court (pictured above) is a beautifully deep and inviting khaki green shade with effortless gloss. This is divine! This formula also rules supreme on my nails and this polish choice will definitely be appearing in the coming months. It’s rich tone looks lush on nails adds that something to your manicure.
The most similar drugstore dupe would be Barry M’s Olive shade, although I don’t think it’s colour as rich in tone. But still a great dupe for the price point.
Although looking at it on Alexa’s nails in the image above, this is one is definately calling to me. I think this shade will be next thing I will pick up on my shopping rounds!
All these polishes are lovely green hues. I really do recommend them. Check them out if you can. I definitely will be wearing these in the coming months!
What are your favourite green shades from the new collections? Any drugstore polishes you are liking the look of? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.