Green nail polishes

3/03/2010 05:34:00 PM Ashley 2 Comments

I have two nail polishes to talk about today. I'm doing two reviews for one main reason, which I will talk about later.

My mom was a fanatic about keeping her nails polished and looking good. In fact I can hardly remember a time when she wasn't wearing polish. What I always found to be interesting is that she had amazing nails, people were constantly asking where she got them done and were shocked to hear that they were her own and yet she never left them natural. The other thing was she refused to wear colors. She stuck to nude or toffee colors. I always joked that it was a non color because it matched so closely to her skin. It was hilarious to me that she would spend so much time on making her nails look perfect only to rummage through 10 different nude-ish colors. I still own two of her old polishes, but I don't wear them.

The colors I am talking about today would have been something that she would have never given a second thought to. Heck, I doubt they would have ever graced her toenails. Yeah...we even had to force her to wear colors on her toes.

Today's colors are very much on the opposite end of her color in we're going green.

I did already did a posting on OPI's "Jade is the New Black". Go check it out if you haven't already.

The two colors I am talking about today are both OPI by Sephora colors.

First up is Dark Room, which is part of their main line. At first is wasn't really a color that caught my eye. In store it looks like your basic black and I already have a black. Then I tested it and realized that there was green in there.

My interest was sparked.

OPI for Sephora- Dark Room (natural light)
Natural light.

OPI for Sephora- Dark Room (direct flash)
Direct flash.

OPI for Sephora- Dark Room (flash)
Indirect flash in natural light.

This is one of those colors that plays with you. It is an amazingly dark, creamy green. In some lights it comes off as a grey/green and others it is fairly black. The formula is pretty good, in fact I have never had an issue with OPI by Sephora. It goes on a little streaky, but that is easily fixed with a second coat. I did go for a third coat just to make sure that I didn't miss anything. These photos were taken on the third day, which is impressive because I am hard on my nails.

Next up is a new color which is part of Sephora's Modern Flowers Collection (their spring line). All of the colors are pretty much bright pinks or lavenders, except for "Leaf Him at the Alter".

Indoor lighting.

Indirect flash.

Direct flash.

I really love the shimmer/glitter it has to it, which is very silver. The green itself is a leaf green. The formula went on easily and very smoothly. I probably could have gotten by with just two coats, but I went for three to make sure there was no nail show through. For it being a metallic, it doesn't show as much of the dreaded brush strokes that some show so much of.

There are the two polishes for the day. Like I said at the beginning, I have a reason for posting about two.

Oh the reason you ask...

I guess I could share it with you.

Okay, okay here it is...

Keep these polishes in mind, as well as the other beauty items that I will be posting about in the next few days, because they just might all be a part of the March giveaway!

Who wouldn't want green nail polish? It's perfect for the up coming holiday. You can pinch people who aren't wearing green, while wearing your green polish. How perfect is that?

What do you think of the colors? Would you wear green?


  1. Lurve pants! I have a metallic green that's super shiney. :D

  2. I love the bright shimmery green! So cheerful and fun!