We’ve been obsessed with mint colored nails after spotting a stunning pastel green making its way down the Chanel F/W ’09 catwalk. Soon after, celebrities like Lily Allen and LeAnn Rimes started embracing the trend. Unlike most pastels, green has an inherant edge that adds a pop of funk to any ensemble.
Always the impatient ones, rather than wait to see whether this illustrious Chanel shade makes it to counter, we went hunting for accessible alternatives. From the palest whisper of celedon to a deep, smoky wintergreen we’ve found the best the nail world has to offer so you can recreate the look at home.
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Groovy Green
With its patent leather shine and soft pastel hue, Groovy Green is both mod and girly. Layering a sheer shimmer polish on top makes for a fun and sparkly pedicure. A polish this light compliments any skin tone but it really pops against a tan or olive complexion.
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Milf
We know what you’re thinking, Illa-who? Illamasqua is a newly launched UK brand that pushes the boundaries with their fashion forward color palette and uniquely cheeky product names. The line’s Nail Varnish is of exceptional quality and Milf is the ideal shade of celery.
Nail Paint by Barry M in Mint Green
We seriously can’t get enough of this creamy, candy colored hue. It’s like our nails have been replaced with after dinner mints. Super cute, no? Another UK based brand, we suspect Brit songstress Lily Allen is also a Mint Green fan (right).
Essie Nail Polish in Greenport
Color us uber-impressed with this seafoam green from Essie. Known for creating classic shades like reds, pinks and sheers, Greenport knocked our socks off and made us an Essie fan once again. The formula applies so smooth and even it’s practically foolproof.
Shades by Barielle Sweet Addiction
Not feeling the soft and sweet shades? Looking for something a little edgier and vibrant? Well then take a gander at Sweet Addiction. The bold, rich color reminds us of taffy. Celebrity manicurist Elle, who created this confection-like lacquer, applied this polish to LeAnn Rimes for her appearance on Regis & Kelly back in March.