Why hello there and welcome to my lime green nail polish smackdown!
Recently I had this urge to gather up all my lemon-lime and/or lime green nail shades to look at them together. I love this shade and it seems to be a pretty popular one this season. Aside from olive green, which you KNOW I love, I think this type of green is my second favorite kind of green nail shade. I could BASK in this color all day! It makes me happy. 😀
Ok that’s enough, Kelly.
So when it all boils down to it, I don’t think I have any dupes here. In fact these colors are kind of all over the map. What I wound up with are twelve shades that are either lemon-limes, lime greens or very close to those shades.
Some are older photos, so please forgive for the bad quality.
These four shades are all on the more lemon-lime, softer side of green. These are actually the kind of greens I am obsessed with right now. I LOVE a lemon-lime! These are all cremes and ranged from two to three coats. Both the Jessica and Glitter Gal ones were three coats and the NOPI and Lippmann ones were just two.
The closest shades in comparison here are Spring Buds and Good On Ya, but Spring Buds has slightly more yellow than Good On Ya does.
Here we have some slightly different shades of green. These are more lime-y looking and are deeper and/or brighter. Again, none of them are the same and I believe these are all two coats. Zoya Mitzi is normally a matte shade, but to make it consistent with everything else I applied a top coat. It’s more of a chartreuse green when you look at it next to all these others. OPI Life Gave Me Lemons is so fantastic, I love it.
And now the final four, two of which are shimmers, but very different from each other. L.A. Girl Lime is a nice clean lime green cream. Illamasqua Radium has been one of my faves since it came out, it’s so gorgeous! And Misa Lime Love is really pretty with that subtle gold shimmer. Deborah Lippmann Almost Paradise is in fact different from Spring Buds. Almost Paradise is more green and a little less yellow looking than Spring Buds and it looks more like a pistachio green rather than lemon/lime. These are all two coats.
Even though these are all different from each other I do have some favorites. Mine are OPI Life Gave Me Lemons, Nicole by OPI Lay It On The Lime, Illamasqua Radium, Glitter Gal Good On Ya and Deborah Lippmann Spring Buds. But all the rest are fabulous too!
Which are your favorites here?