Vampy Varnish Fav’s Featuring: Green

VV Top 5 Green

Morning ya’ll!

Wow was this hard! Figuring out my top 5 greens was basically a ridiculous feat. First I went through all of them, and after writing down about 15, I realized I needed separate green categories. The ones I am showing today are more “classic” greens like Emerald, etc. I will publish a totally different olive/khaki green category post at a later date. There are quite simply SO many I love!

Here they are in no particular order!

Deborah Lippmann Don’t Tell Mama

I almost forgot this one!!! I came up with my top 5 and had them all ready to insert into the post when I felt like something was off. Then I remembered this one, which is THA BOMB! It’s dark, vampy and deep jade green. Love it!

Diamond Cosmetics Never So Ever-Green

Oh yes, this had to make it on the list. While it might not seem like your average green, it’s so pretty. It’s shimmery, mossy, golden and very flattering.

BB Couture Grenade

Yup, another one of my fav greens. BB makes quite a few fabulous greens, and I had a hard time choosing which one would make this list. But then I looked at my swatches and how this one glows, and decided this was definitely it.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Orbis Non Sufficit

I absolutely love this color. It’s the perfect muted, dusty army green. There is nothing else like it and the only creme on the list.

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

And now for the “obvious” choice. Can’t help it though, it’s soooooooooooo green and glittery, and just perfect for the holidays. In fact, this is what I was wearing last Christmas.

What are your favorite greens? What did I miss?


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  • December 17, 2009

    I just bought Emerald Sparkle and 5 Gold Rings last night at Sallys and I got the last bottle of Emerald Sparkle in the store! I felt so lucky. I can’t decide which one to do on my nails first!

  • December 17, 2009

    1- China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
    2- China Glaze Gussied Up Green
    3- Rimmel Camouflage
    4- OPI Rainforest
    5- OPI Creme de Menthe

    I love your choices too :)
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!!!! =-.

  • December 17, 2009

    In no particular order:
    Rimmel Camouflage
    China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
    OPI Rainforest
    Reclaim by Nubar
    Wildlife by Nubar
    .-= TipsToToes´s last blog ..Megan Fox in 20 years =-.

  • December 17, 2009

    Sigh green is such an awesome color. I love the choices and sadly I own not one of them!

  • December 17, 2009

    Love your green choices! Those first two from Deborah Lippmann and Diamond Cosmetics are really calling me. Where do you find those two brands? The only one I already own is China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, but I haven’t gotten to try it yet. I’m so glad I picked up that RBL Orbis Non Sufficit during the big sale, can’t wait to get it! I was trying to decide between RBL Recycle and this one–wound up buying both! I’m looking forward to seeing your alternative top 5 green soon.

  • December 17, 2009

    You know it’s so odd. I was never one for cremes, but for the past 6 mnths i’m totally started to love them.

    1. Nfu-oh 278 (if you haven’t, GET IT, you will love it)
    2. OPI Rainforest
    3. Zoya Veruschka (with top coat)
    4. NARS Mash
    5. OPI Damone Roberts 1968

  • December 17, 2009

    I’m wearing Emerald Sparkle now and I cannot stop looking at my fingers. It’s my first green and I’m so in love with it.

  • December 17, 2009
    Jackie S.

    I will be putting Emerald Sparkle on for X-mas this year, I also love Sephora OPI- Absinthe makes the heart, Zoya- Irene and Zoya- Veruschka !

  • December 17, 2009

    I was wearing Emerald Sparkle for only a few hours this week, I immediately missed it after I took it off. I’ll definitely be wearing it a lot next week!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..The beginning of my mint obsession =-.

  • December 17, 2009

    I love green nail polish! I want emerald sparkle and Orbis Non Sufficit :]
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Orly Bloom Spring Collection … 2 of the colors :] =-.

  • December 17, 2009

    I agree with Emerald Sparkle and RBL ONS, the rest of my list would be Barielle Date Night, Zoya Irene and China Glaze Watermelon Rind…of course that’s only what I can recall from memory. If I could look at my stash right now I’m sure it would be very hard to pick just 5 greens.

  • December 17, 2009

    I just got Sephora OPI- Absinthe makes the heart today. I get an OPI nailpolish every year from my hubby. So he told me to get 1 since I was going to the mall. I picked that 1, but haven’t worn it yet. I want to wear it for X-mas eve. So I’ll have to talk him into letting me wear it early.
    .-= dramaqueensmum´s last blog ..Christmas carols for Disturbed friends =-.

  • December 17, 2009

    Unfortunately, I bought Sinful’s Let Me Go before I read your post about it. Instead of just throwing it away, and I decided to use it as a top coat over NYC’s Manhattan (crimson cream) and it actually makes a pretty coke bottle green. I was really surprised. This is the first time I’ve worn any nail polish that’s remotely green, so I think I need to work my way up to emeralds.

  • December 17, 2009

    The only green I currently own is China Glaze Emerald Sparkle. I am just not a green fan but that color rocks! The only other green I ever owned was an Urban Decay color. The name of it I don’t remember but it was a beautiful light lime green shimmer. Long discontinued, of course, and I finished the bottle years ago.

  • December 17, 2009

    I’m wearing emerald sparkle atm as well and it is one of my favorite colors. I also really dug a Zoya green I got recently with their green friday deal…a deep green creamy color…maybe it was called Envy? Yeah anyway I usually wear nailpoish with shimmer and sparkle but I really dug that as well it might be one of my new favorites.

  • December 17, 2009

    I can’t wait to see more of your fave greens! I love Illamasqua’s Rampage and New York Summer Amaranth. I also like the green glitters, RBL Locavore, Sinful Colors’ Call You Later (layered over a dark green) and your pick, CG’s Emerald Sparkle.

  • December 17, 2009

    Emerald Sparkle is the obvious choice for #1 because it delivers. It deserves every rave review it gets. It’s just that great a color. My favorite green that gets no press is Maybelline Express Finish Jade Flash. It’s probably technically a shimmer, but the finish reminds me of green satin fabric.

  • December 17, 2009

    I am also wearing Emerald Sparkle today! When I showed my coworkers one of them gasped at it’s fabulousness and another one squeed and did a little dance. I think we have some new converts.
    I’m new to green polish but ES was my first and is still my favorite. I also hot in on zoyas green Friday deal and can’t wait to wear all those too. I wasn’t crazy about Verushka but the others are stunning.
    Like your top five.. May have to go shopping again.
    Thanks for such a fun and informative site!

  • December 17, 2009

    I love CG- Emerald Sparkle & CG- Gussied Up Green, but I’m also in love with the new ‘Finger Paints- Evergreen Dream’. It’s beautiful, and not loaded with tons of annoying glitter which is also another plus. It’s basically a shimmer version of Emerald Sparkle, they’re so close, not exact, but close. But you can never have too many greens, in my opinion.

  • December 18, 2009

    OHHH I love your greens!! My favorite green right now? Studio 54 I don’t have that Don’t Tell Mama .. but thanks now I am lemming it!!

  • December 18, 2009

    Favourite greens…wow, that’s tough! I think I have two, one is a sheer shimmer polish from the local dollar store that adds some bright green kaboom! to any base color. The second one is Alessandro Nr.257, which is a dark army green with bronze and silver microglitter and green/blue duochrome flakies <3

  • December 18, 2009

    ChG Emerald Sparkle (wearing it right now)
    Nubar Greener
    RBL Recycle
    Sinful San Fransisco
    and … let’s see… Nubar Reclaim. :-)

  • December 18, 2009

    Hahaha I’m wearing Emerald Sparkle too… I quite like Misa’s Toxic Seduction though, and their Dirty Sexy Money.. I love the greens!

  • December 18, 2009

    Hi Kelly,

    I was so hoping you would do a fav green polish thread. Thank you.

    I love all the greens you posted. From a swatch I saw, there is a nice green from Hard Candy called envy. I can’t find the China Glaze here, was thinking about ordering it on line.

    How do you think the Hard Candy one compares to the CG one?

  • December 19, 2009

    Nubar Reclaim
    GOSH Green Hawaii
    Urban Decay Cult is good too….
    Barry M Mint Green
    Orly Enchanted Forest (but I don’t have it)

  • December 19, 2009

    Great list1 Emerald Sparkle is definitely on my faves list and I just got Orbis Non Sufficit. I LOVE it!

  • December 20, 2009

    I should do lists like these. I don’t have as many polishes as you (about 70?) But I love the idea. :) Zoya Midori is probably my favorite green. Love it!
    .-= awesomevegan´s last blog ..5 Guys I Used to Like Tag =-.

  • December 21, 2009

    My favorite green is BB Couture’s Poison Ivy. I love greens!