For a while, I’ve been wanting to share My Top 5 Favourite Greens with you all. And, during the past year, quite a few of you have asked me to do so. I’m finally getting around to it!
As you know, green nail polish is my weakness. It’s my comfort colour. It’s what I can’t seem to get sick of wearing. It’s love, but also lust.
It was really tough to whittle it down and to just pick 5, but I did it. (Haha, watch, right after I publish this, I’m going to have a moment where I go, “Ahhh! I forgot to include [insert the name of a green polish here]!”
Come see what made the cut.
Here are the polishes that made my list. They were chosen from all the ones that I’ve shared on my blog. They’re listed in no particular order:
Sally Hansen Project Runway
Sally Hansen Project Runway is a jelly polish with golden glitter!
This was the one that got away. I was shopping at a grocery store and found it. I asked my then-boyfriend about it, and he thought I had enough colours like that. (Truth is that I didn’t, and to him, any green was the same.) So, I put it back. (D’oh!)
When I returned home, I read some bloggers raving about the polish and how it was pretty hard to find. So, naturally, being a nail addict, I went back to the store to try to get it. And…it was gone!
Since then, I looked everywhere for it (even on eBay, but it was nowhere to be found)! I didn’t give up for a good year or so.
And then a miracle happened. I was killing some time while waiting to meet up with a friend, and I started browsing a bargain bin at a small salon that I never go to. I saw the shape of the bottle and the colour. My heart wasn’t sure it could take this kind of excitement. Then I checked the name on the label. When I saw it was Project Runway, I was on Cloud 9!
(See full details in my Sally Hansen Project Runway swatches & review post!)
China Glaze It’s Alive
The first time I wore this swampy green, I was racing against the clock to head out the door. To my delight, it dried super fast, and the pigmentation was insane – even a single coat pretty much covered the entire nail!
But it was the colour that really got my attention and made this manicure memorable. Although I love cheerful spring greens, my heart usually races faster than Usain Bolt for dirty-olive kind of greens.
Plus the glitter in this one was interesting. You get large and small glitters.
Despite having worn and loved so many green polishes, after I wore this one, it immediately took first place!
(See full details in my China Glaze It’s Alive swatches & review post!)
This was the first Chanel anything that I ever owned…and it’s still the only Chanel thing I own!
I initially hesitated to buy this because this brand is really a luxury, and my wallet was screaming at me to resist. But…resistance was futile, so I caved. Thank goodness!
I’ve worn this several times since buying it, and every time, I fall in love with it even more. It’s a strong multichrome with gold showing up on the middle of your nails, a murky green on the edges, and, depending on the angle you look at your nails, sometimes you can see a blueish green!
This truly is a decadent colour that makes you feel edgy yet classy at the same time.
It was such a special polish that I later caved (again) and bought a back-up bottle! Haha, this was before OPI Just Spotted the Lizard came out, which is supposedly a dupe of Chanel Peridot and much more affordable.
(See full details in my Chanel Peridot swatches & review post!)
China Glaze Glittering Garland
This evergreen polish is vampy, but it doesn’t look black, which is why I really appreciate it. There are flakes that are very small, and they really do a great job at catching the light!
I loved how easily and smoothly it was to apply this polish, and the pigmentation was top-notch.
When I’m craving a dark green, this is the one I usually have in mind because it’s hassle-free and a green like this is definitely a comfort colour for me.
(See full details in my China Glaze Glittering Garland swatches & review post!)
SpaRitual Earth Matters
SpaRitual Earth Matters is one of the newer greens that I purchased, and from the first time I saw it in the bottle, I knew I’d love it.
Sure, it’s another green with golden glitter, but it takes a lot for me to get sick of that combination. Maybe you’re yawning now, but I got tons of compliments by complete strangers when wearing this polish. That’s when you know it’s a looker!
Yes, your friends can give you compliments because they see you more, but when a stranger stops you on the street or in the subway just to tell you that they dig your nails, that’s always awesome!
(See full details in my SpaRitual Earth Matters swatches & review post!)
Hope you enjoyed this slightly different post than usual. Thought that I’d switch it up a bit.
I’m also thinking about sharing my ‘top lists’ for other colours and perhaps makeup products, too. Please let me know if you’re interested in round-up type of posts like this or if you’d prefer just regular review posts from me. (I want to do what I enjoy, but ideally, I’d like it to mesh with what my readers are most interested in because you all help me improve this blog.)
What are some green nail polishes that top your list? What was the last green you wore? Do you remember what your first green lacquer was?
Other Top 5 Favourite Posts:
- My Top 5 Favourite Purples
- More to come!