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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Stephs Closet Goes Green For March

Green Nail Polishes 

This month, I'm giving tribute to all my green lovers out there by featuring my notd posts filled with lots of green nail candy.  Besides purple, green is my ultimate favorite color and what better way to celebrate this March.

Just a little over a year ago, you wouldn't find many green shades in my collection.  Infact, many grocery stores only carried one or two selections, if that.  Now, green is becoming an obsessive addiction amoungst nail polish addicts (like myself), beauty lovers or just some of us looking to be a little more eco-conscious.

I'm starting with two new polishes (to me) that I picked up a few days ago at the Mall.  These shouldn't be to hard to track down since I just snatched them up.

Icing Awkward Nail Polish

Icing Green Nail Polish Awkward

Icing's new spring color, Awkward ($4.50) is a vibrant green loaded with green and sublte light blue shimmer.  Wow, this color is absolutely stunning.

Check out some comparisons below.

Green Nail Polish Comparisons

Awkward's pigmentation is outstanding compared to Rainforest which is on the semi-sheer side.  Two coats of Awkward equals three coats of Rainforest.

Urban Outfitters Green Nail Polish

LA Girls Flare Green Nail Polish 

L.A. Girls Flair nail color in Green is such a unique shade that I don't have another like her.  Described as a forest creme with teal undertones.

It's hard to tell by my swatches, but this is definitely green and not more tealish.  I love this one so much!

The formula was thick and pigmented like crazy.  In all honestly, you'd only need one coat of green.  My application was perfect and the wear lasted a good three days until I removed it.

Blue green nail polish comparisons

Here's a comparison just to give you an idea where L.A. Girls green falls. 

You can find L.A. Girls Flair at Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 stores which retails between $2.50 - $4.00.  At forever 21 they were on clearance for $2.50.  Hope your having a fabulous Sunday!

Tags: green, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 01:33:am
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(5) Comments

mytwocents said on Mar 1st, 2009 4:11 am
very nice! How is the staying power of that LA girl np? Hope you have a good weekend ladies!

Alexa said on Mar 2nd, 2009 3:05 am
Awkward is such a gorgeous color! LA Girl in Green is unique as well. i never see people wearing this color! actually i'm quite curious about LA Girl nail polishes. always see them in urbanoutfitters, but never dare to try them out!

Tessi said on Mar 2nd, 2009 9:53 am
I love green! I love Awkward, I've never tried Icing's nail polish before, too gorgeous for words.

Steph said on Mar 2nd, 2009 9:55 am
Hi Mytwocents, Thanks! The staying power lasted 3+ days before I took it off and the formula was super pigmented. :) Hi Alexa, Isn't it gorgeous?! I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw Awkward at Icing. I love love LA Girls green. It just looks great on nails and IRL. You should def out UO polishes - their so unique. I also picked up a gray and blue. :)

Stephanie said on Mar 11th, 2009 8:37 am
I absolutely love the greens that you chose, especially "Barielle Date Night" it's gorgeous. I guess I like it because it's so sparkly! Beautiful choices!

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