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Get The Look – Lauren Conrad’s Spring Green Nails

By on December 1, 2009
in Celebrity, Green, SpaRitual
lauren-conrad-lo-bosworth-teal-nails-jenna-hipp A few weeks back, Fanatic Amelia contacted me asking about the nail polish Lauren “LC” Conrad was wearing at an event.  I couldn’t help but notice the bright teal tone popping against  her outfit and had to know for myself what color it was.  I certainly had some guesses in regards to similar shades but I love putting my sleuthing hat on to track down a color.

Thanks to Lauren’s makeup artist, Amy Nadine, I found out that my fave Celebrity Green Manicurist, Jenna Hipp, was responsible for her standout manicure.  Jenna tended to Lauren’s digits for a Seventeen Magazine cover shoot and used a brand new shade that’s launching this Spring.  Check it out along with backstage shots from Jenna, after the jump!

lauren-conrad-teal-nails-seventeen-magazine-sparitual-jenna-hipp For the cover shoot, Jenna used SpaRitual Emerald City a new permanent collection polish launching this Spring.  Here’s what Jenna has to say about it:

“Green tones are generally a tough color to get right for nails but Emerald City has exceeded expectations to become a fast favorite with clients Harpers Bazaar, Lauren Conrad, and Seventeen Magazine! I think Emerald CIty is a phenomenal addition to the permanent collection because this shade is so fun, so interesting, and so uncommon that curiosity alone will draw you in!”

Emerald City isn’t quite what I would expect based on the name.  I always think of emeralds as being dark green though I know there are lots of shade variations in the stone.  To me this is more of a spring green.  Not quite teal, not quite turquoise or aqua.

The polish itself is very thin and jelly-like in consistency so you need three coats to go completely opaque yet it flows smoothly on the nail drying to a high gloss shine. If I were looking for dupes, I’d come up short though it’s similar to China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise minus the shimmer.


SpaRitual Emerald City will release this Spring and become part of the permanent color collection along with an electric blue shimmer, hot pink neon, sparkling ruby red and colorless sheer.  Visit to find a salon near you carrying the line.

So what do you think Fanatics? Are you loving this color on Lauren? Are you excited to see SpaRitual adding some more “fun” colors to their lineup?

Disclosure: A product sample was furnished to me by the PR agency representing SpaRitual. For further information view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Grace says:

    Swoon. I think it would be really cute on toes for spring/summer. Unfortunately I need to keep things a little more “sophisticated” for work, so I probably couldn’t get away with it around the office like I can with the almost-black blues and greens, but I’d love it for weekends or a vacation!

  2. Alyson says:

    Love. But is this color a dupe for Color Club Wild Child?

  3. Selina says:

    Love it, want it!

  4. amy says:

    That is pretty and a nice step away from all the minty greens.

  5. maria says:

    gorgeous colour! would this be similar to Barry M Spring Green?

  6. Duffi says:

    I really like this one. Thank goodness, a Sparitual I’ll buy and cherish.

  7. Mc Huggs :) says:

    Hi Michelle:

    I don’t know which I love more RGB or Spa Ritual Emerald City. Both are gorgeous and they always look gorgeous on your nails. I am taken to Spa Ritual’s because it’s bolder and greener but the RGB minty green is cool also. They have such a awesome web site about their products and they look so beautiful and tempting, how can you not resist buying this nail color, it’s amazing.

    On a different note: I know this is totally unrelated to your web blog but I noticed on your disclaimer, that you (web bloggers) have to reveal “any free samples they receive from companies that provide you with anything that you review” because of some new law from the FTC. How is this going to effect anyone with a web blog? I have a web blog and if I receive a free sample of something; not related to what I am writing an article about, do I still have to reveal it to the FTC? Or is the law just for web bloggers that review free samples? The law they wrote is very confusing and I have no idea how they plan to enforce it with all the free C.D.s and books, tapes, cosmetics, that are sent out. If you have a web blog are you obligated to report these and if you don’t what are the consequences?

    (((((Love Michelle)))))

    Mc Huggs :)

  8. Allison says:

    I’m am so very over anything Hills related.

    Over it!

    But, I love the way that color pops.

  9. DanaCerise says:

    OMG. To me, it’s a vivid color that manages to be serene. Plus, it’s got the jelly-like finish I love. Michelle, do you think this could work for fair hands that are cool-toned?

  10. goth_girl says:

    Whoa! I love that color!

  11. goth_girl says:

    But don’t you think that spring-green doesn’t really go with black? I mean, she could’ve put black, or gray, or white to go with the outfit. Not to be a fashion diva, or anything.

  12. goth_girl says:

    I’m wearing blue-green nail polish! I love that color! And spring-green is cool, too!

  13. Kelsey says:

    It looks very similar to me!

    I initially thought that it was a dupe for Orly’s Mint Mojito, but that polish is brighter and leans more yellow-green.

  14. All Lacquered Up says:

    Nope, Wild Child is more green and much brighter, almost neon looking in comparison.

  15. All Lacquered Up says:

    The pics of Wild Child on NailGal are pretty inaccurate because this type of color is very hard to capture. It’s a pretty vivid shocking green in person. Not really blue based.

  16. All Lacquered Up says:

    I’m not sure on an exact release date but when I have it, I’ll let you know