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Nail Polish Swatches Greens

My nail polish collection is large. Polishes kept in good condition (away from heat or light) can last a long time, longer than the two years many people quote. A good thinner (I use Seche Vite) can also revive them. I have tossed polishes when thinner cannot save them or they have obviously gone bad, but it is rare. When I started collecting polishes again, I tossed all polishes older than the summer of 2013. To avoid ordering duplicates, I created a spreadsheet. Swatching them with these spoons I purchased from Amazon will help me compare the colors, finishes, and overall quality. All polishes only have one coat, because I wanted to spot the difference between my sheer and opaque polishes. We’ve all seen polishes that look dark in the bottle only to need 3-4 coats for opaqueness. No polishes have base or top coats either, because that can change the way the polish looks.

This will cover greens. I thought it would be nice to wrap the nail polish series with the greens on Saint Patrick’s Day. These polishes look green in the bottle or have green in the polish name. They are not necessarily labeled green by the polish manufacturer and do not always look green once they’re swatched. Every time I get a new green polish, I will edit this to add the new one in. Of course, the polish will also be featured in the article reviewing the purchase. If you’d like to see any of my other nail polish colors, I also have articles for Corals & Oranges, Yellows & Golds, Browns & Blacks, Blues, Pinks, Beiges & Nudes, Coppers and Bronzes, Reds, Sheers & Whites, Salmon & Wines, Purples, Grays & Silvers, and Nail Treatments, Base Coats, & Top Coats.

I photographed the greens in order from lightest to darkest and used a flash. Of course, the second picture starts with the darker greens that did not fit in the first picture. The flash is wonderful at picking up detail and finish. The individual pictures below use natural daylight for a more exact color. When I add new polishes, I will not take group pictures again, but I will place the new individual picture in order of where it lies within the shade meaning every article will have the lightest shade first and the darkest last.

Nail Polish Swatches Greens

The Elf on the Shelf Cotton Candy Scented lime green sheer polish with green and gold glitter. It does have a faint cotton candy scent that disappears the longer it is worn. The finish is semi glossy and a little rough. A top coat should smooth it out. This was a Christmas Gift from my son. I am not doing a separate article on this, so it is only mentioned here.

The Elf on the Shelf Cotton Candy Scented.jpg

OPI Go On Green is a sheer blue-green with green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

OPI Go On Green

NARS Disco Inferno is a duo chrome. It is a sheer pale green and silver-violet blend with green and gold micro glitter. This looks more green in regular light, but the silver-violet shines with bright lights (like in the group photo with the flash). The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

NARS Disco Inferno

Sephora X Ariel is a sheer turquoise top coat with an iridescent green glitter. The finish is a little rough. A top coat should smooth it out.

Sephora X Ariel

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream is a greener version of Mermaid’s Eyes. It is a seafoam splendor with light blue and green micro glitter. There is a larger darker blue glitter. The finish is semi glossy and a little rough. A top coat should smooth it out.

Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream

Julep Claudia is a beautiful sheer peridot with yellow and green glitter. The finish is semi matte (although it can look semi glossy when the light hits the glitter) and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Julep Claudia

Julep Shoshanna is a sheer polish with full-coverage yellow holographic glitter. While yellow is the main color, there is enough red and green glitter to give this a green feel. The finish is semi glossy and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Julep Shoshanna

wet n wild Glowstick is a neon green with yellow micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Lucky is kelly green and gold micro glitter and larger gold coin sequins. The finish is semi glossy and rough. It is unlikely even two top coats can smooth it out.

Julep Lucky

Julep Betsey is a Peridot with yellow and green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Betsey

Ulta Mermaid Tail is a blue-green creme with green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Gemini is a social Chartreuse with a duo chrome effect. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Gemini

Julep Priscilla is a sheer emerald polish with a full-coverage green multidimensional glitter. The finish is semi matte (although the glitter looks semi glossy when it catches the light) and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Julep Priscilla

Julep Cher is an emerald iridescent with green micro glitter. The finish is semi matte (although the glitter looks semi glossy in the light) and smooth.

Julep Cher

Julep Emerald City is an emerald creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Emerald City

Ulta Pro Green and Wear It is an emerald-green. It is a deeper emerald than Julep Emerald City. The finish is semi matte (although it can look semi glossy in the light) and smooth. See this polish featured in a manicure.

Ulta Green and Wear It

Julep Capricorn is an evergreen starlit shimmer. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chimera is a mint green metallic. It is somewhere between a teal and an emerald with mint and green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth. This is one of my favorite polishes.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chimera

Julep Celia is an icy green metallic. It has mint micro glitter like Chimera, but the base color is darker (closer to an emerald). The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Celia

Formula X Mr Positivity is between a teal and an emerald with a green glitter, but it becomes deeper (closer to a full emerald) with more coats. The finish is semi matte (although the glitter looks semi glossy in the light) and a little rough. A top coat should smooth it out.

Formula X Mr Positivity

The darker greens are below.

Nail Polish Swatches Greens 2

Julep Shay is a celadon iridescent chrome. It between mint and teal green. The finish is

Julep Shay

Julep Becca is a viridian tide shimmer. It is a teal-green with green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Becca

Zoya Zuza is a deep oceanic turquoise metallic with gold and silver micro glitter and a foil-like finish. The finish is semi glossy and smooth. I received this (and a bunch of other goodies) in a trade with another beauty lover. This is the only place it will appear, because I am not doing an article on the trade. See this featured in a manicure.

Zoya Zuza

elf turquoise is from the Holiday 2017 set. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Urban Decay Deep End is a peacock-blue with green micro glitter. While the blue is visible, this looks more green in the bottle and the swatch. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Urban Decay Deep End

Julep Lissa is a tumbled turquoise crème. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Lissa

Julep Lena is a teal with gold micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Lena

Sephora Full Moon Party is a metallic turquoise with a green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sephora Full Moon Party

Julep Phoebe is a vibrant jungle metallic with a green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Phoebe

Urban Decay Addiction is a pewter green with green and gold micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Urban Decay Addiction

OPI I Have a Herring Problem is a grayish green with gray micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

OPI I Have a Herring Problem

Julep Nancy is a silver-sage metallic with silver and green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth. See this featured in a manicure.

Julep Nancy

Julep Kendra is an army green frost with green micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Kendra

See all Nail Polish Swatches. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

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