Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

5 Mean Green Nail Polishes for St. Patrick’s Day

There are a lot of fantastic green shades to choose from–seriously!  I tried to pick a variety of colors/finishes within the green family, but feel free to peruse the green nail polish gallery for more :)

  1. Illamasqua Radium — bright, neon chartreuse green
  2. Butter London British Racing Green — deep, dark blue-based green
  3. NARS Night Porter — blackened green with multi-shaded green shimmer
  4. Zoya Holly — rich emerald green
  5. Essie Pretty Edgy — grassy green with a cream finish

What’s your favorite green nail polish?

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25 thoughts on “5 Mean Green Nail Polishes for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Noelle

    4&5 are gorgeous!

  2. t_zwiggy

    Love green nail polish! Some of my favorites are China Glaze Watermelon Rind, China Glaze Entourage, Color Club What a Shock, Color Club The Lime Starts Here, Color Club Twiggie and China Glaze Cha Cha Cha.

  3. AnGeLwInGz

    Dior Waterlily! It’s quite a love affair, seeing as I bought 4 of them and now they’re sold out.

  4. Tam

    Nubar Reclaim is my all-time favorite green!

  5. vee

    Illamasqua Viridian. Magnificent colour, no flaking or chipping for 7-8 days, nearly imperceptible tip wear – all WITHOUT a base or top coat.

  6. MonicaP

    Zoya holly is Gorgeous – and I don’t even like green nail polish !! Also, love your nail polish gallery !!

  7. NARS Zulu and China Glaze Emerald Sparkle are my faves.

  8. Diane

    My favourites are probably Butter London BRG and China Glaze Four Leaf Clover. The latter is going to be my St. Patrick’s Day mani :)

    • Miss J

      Hoorah for CG Four Leaf Clover! It’s my St. Paddy’s manicure shade, too. I’m either doing it with a flakies top coat or with an accent glitter nail.

  9. Wow! Gorgeous greens. I so need to go shopping before St. Patrick’s day.

  10. Beckie

    My favorite is OPI gargantuan green grape… it’s a matte but if you put a topcoat on it it’s the same as a regular nailpolish just fast drying and british racing green is so gorgeous!

  11. In my opinion, the most beautiful green nail polish is the Emerald Sparkle by China Glaze(the good one, the 28843) <3

  12. Amanda

    I’m planning to wear Zoya Ivanka for St. Patrick’s day :)

  13. Deb

    I’m wearing Orly Fresh today!

  14. Perri

    Today I just picked up the Capital Colours mini set from China Glaze and there is an awesome green in the bunch! It’s got Agro… how fitting 😉
    Can’t wait to use it!!

  15. Jen

    I especially love olive greens. I’m wearing China Glaze’s Agro (from the Hunger Games collection) and I also love my MAC Fatigues (though not an amazing formula, I bought it just for the color)… I need to get China Glaze’s Westside Warrior sometime too…

  16. Adrienne

    I have a cute polish I actually got in a set at TJ Maxx, it’s by theBalm, the color is counterfeit. It’s a brightish (a stron color but white is definitely in the mix because its not a true crayola bright) medium green, leaning on the bluer end of green. It’s very fun and I always get complements on it :)

    Gotta love TJ Maxx, paid $10, got a set by theBalm: Jealous Jordana eyeshadow (LOVE!), a plumping lipgloss called Tutti My Fruitti, Stainiac, and this nail polish!!

  17. Miss J

    I LOVE green. It’s just not one of the colors I seem to gravitate towards for nail polish, though. 1, 2, and 4 of yours listed are my kind of greens, though. CG Four Leaf Clover is my go-to Irish/St. Paddy’s polish with some sort of sparkly accent. Right now, I’m really wanting to get the green from Essie’s Navigate Her collection; it’s just a nice light, but bright springy green.

  18. Dinitchka

    They are all lovely but I am lushing over Nar’s night series nail polishes. That Night Porter is beautiful!

  19. Wicked by Acquarella is the perfect shade of green for St. Patrick’s Day!

  20. CHINA GLAZE FOUR LEAF CLOVER! Best ever. Then Zoya Ivanka.

  21. katy m

    I put on Cult Nails’ Toxic Seaweed for St Patrick’s Day. I’m in LOVE!!!

  22. katy m

    By the way, what polish is that in your header? Whitish with flecks??? I’m loving it!