In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, today’s NOTD is a bright springtime green (Pure Ice Free Spirit) with a green holo topcoat (Milani Hi-Tech). Both polishes are swatched individually below.
And, if you’re trying to figure out which green polish to wear today, here are twelve of my favorites (I purchased all of these myself).
Butter London Wallis // Color Club Port-Folio // Hits Mari Moon Cool
Butter London Wallis is one of my favorite greens of all time; I just love the antique gold-greens whether in nail polish or eyeshadow.
Color Club Port-Folio is actually purple, but has a strong green duochrome. It would be a great “green” to wear if you don’t want to wear a green!
Hits Mari Moon Cool is a gorgeous gold/green/purple duochrome – I just love all the Hits duochromes!
China Glaze OMG A UFO // Milani Hi-Tech // A-England St. George
China Glaze OMG A UFO is a new favorite – a linear green holo, YAY! (By the way, the [affiliate] link goes to CherryCulture, who is selling the China Glaze holos for only $3.99 each; the best price I’ve seen. They’re all out of stock at the moment, but perhaps they will be back soon, or perhaps they haven’t come in yet).
Milani Hi-Tech is a scattered green holo. This is three coats; it’s very sheer, which I actually love, because it layers so well – you can make a dusty green holo as in this post, or a bright green holo like in the current post. I think this may be discontinued (sadly!) – I don’t see it available for purchase online at the usual suspects, and it was recently on clearance at CVS.
A-England St. George is more teal than green, but so gorgeous I had to include it!
Essence Walk on the Wild Side // Essie Armed & Ready // Essie Sew Psyched
Essence Walk on the Wild Side is a new-ish addition to my stash; I love the darker green base with lighter green flecks.
It’s surprising that two of my favorite greens are Essie polishes, since I only have a handful of Essies in my stash, but I really do love both the dark murky green of Armed & Ready and the lighter murky green of Sew Psyched.
Pure Ice Free Spirit // OPI Don’t Mess With OPI // Hard Candy Jubilee
Pure Ice Free Sprit (exclusively available in Walmart stores) is such a HAPPY bright green with a subtle shimmer. I love it.
OPI Don’t Mess With OPI came out about two years ago as part of the Texas collection, which is best known for its gorgeous jellies (which I also love). It’s still quite easy to find – I often see it at CVS.
Hard Candy just reformulated and redid its entire nail polish line. It’s up on Walmart.com here, but not in stock yet. Jubilee is a mixed bag; I love how it looks, but it’s tricky to work with – the red bar glitters curl, and it’s quite thick. I have three coats of topcoat on the swatch (none of the other polishes have any topcoat). Still, it’s unique and interesting, so it may be worth it to you!
Which of these polishes do you like?
*As noted in this review, I purchased all twelve of the featured polishes. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.