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Eight Emerald Green Nail Polishes, Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day Emerald Green Nail Polish

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I love any holiday that gives me an excuse to wear green nail polish (as if I need one) and with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to dive into my emerald hues and figure out what to wear. If you’re struggling to find the perfect green to represent your Irish pride (we’re all Irish on March 17th, no?), then I’ve got eight great options for you.

A-England Saint George ($10,,, $13.50,

There’s a reason this stunner won the first every Emerald Madness competition. It has so much depth and character, especially when the sunlight hits the holographic shimmer inside.

A-England St George green nail polish swatch

A-England St George

China Glaze Running In Circles ($4.80,, $3.25,

I feel utterly ridiculous that I haven’t worn this shade before. I mean, WOW. The flecks. The gold. The GREEN. I just can’t get enough. This is definitely going on my nails in some format for Monday.

China Glaze Running In Circles swatch

China Glaze Running In Circles

Nordstrom Beauty Lush Forest ($8.50,

If you haven’t checked out the Nordstrom Beauty brand of nail polish, it’s definitely worth a look. It’s affordable, smooth, pigmented and has a great range of shades.

Nordstrom Lush Forest nail polish swatch

Nordstrom Lush Forest

SinfulColors HD Nails ($1.99,

I love the cheap thrill of Sinful Colors. One of my first, and most favorite, greens was Sinful San Francisco (which may be discontinued) and HD Nails is another winner. Even though it takes three coats, for the price, you can’t complain.

Sinful Colors HD Nails nail polish swatch

Sinful Colors HD Nails

Deborah Lippmann Laughin’ To The Bank ($18,

This definitely hits on the darker side of emerald but it’s beautiful, nonetheless.

Deborah Lippmann Laughin To The Bank green nail polish swatch

Deborah Lippmann Laughin To The Bank

Zoya Holly ($9,

Even though it’s a bit “deck the halls” evergreen, Holly’s inner glow makes me want to wear it year round.

Zoya Holly green nail polish swatch

Zoya Holly

Zoya Ivanka ($9,

The metallic flecks in the Zoya Sparkle collection are some of my all-time favorite polishes and Ivanka is a picture perfect example of why.

Zoya Ivanka green nail polish swatch

Zoya Ivanka

Zoya Veruschuka ($9,

Zoya brought back their popular MatteVelvet shades last fall and Veruschuka is a stand-out. Even if you don’t get it for St. Paddy’s Day, you should own it. It’s beautiful matte or glossy.

Zoya Veruschuka matte green nail polish swatch

Zoya Veruschuka

Finally, if you are looking for easy nail art ideas, check out the St. Patrick’s Day 4-Leaf Clover Tutorial I created for PopSugar Beauty.

St Patricks Day #NailArt #Tutorial for PopSugar Beauty

So, what are your nail plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Do you take the day off to celebrate?

Looking for more green-spiration? Click the images below to view my past St. Paddy’s Day picks.

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Awesome picks for greens! There pretty.

  2. Kellie says:

    I have all of them except for the Nordstrom one and the Deborah Lippman one. Love emerald green. Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!

  3. Anna says:

    Saint George is sooooo gorgeous! Wish we got the day off (like they do in Ireland) but with work the next day my Guinness intake will be restricted ;-)

  4. Colleen says:

    Sinful Colors San Fransisco was available just recently in their St. Patrick’s Day display. However, my plan for the holiday is Zoya Logan! =D

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Good to hear. When I didn’t see it listed on the Sinful Colors website, I was concerned.

  5. Leissa says:

    All very pretty. Am feeling like I might possibly “need” a couple of these! I am actually just about to give myself a mani with Our Tips Are Tealed, I know it’s not a traditional St Paddy’s green, but I don’t care ;)

    • Leissa says:

      Wore OTAT, then switched it up to Revlon Suede Matte Emerald City, which I picked up last year at the dollar store in a 2 pack, but hadn’t worn yet. WOW! Gorgeous with a shiny top coat, if you like greens, I highly recommend!

  6. Lots of beautiful shades to add to my wishlist! Great post!

  7. Lorraine says:

    Say it ain’t so! Sinful Colors San Francisco is discontinued? Thanks for the swoon worthy gathering of greens. My oh my that Deborah Lippmann Laughing to the Bank and a England St. George are calling to me! Did you see Julia Roberts on the cover of Vanity Fair wearing a men’s tuxedo jacket, fishnets and Laughing to the Bank? She totally rocked it! Emerald glam, all the way.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      I didn’t see it listed on the Sinful Colors site so that has me concerned. I hope that’s not the case.

  8. Arathael says:

    Great picks! I have picked up A England St George, but shame on me for not pulling it out for St Patrick’s Day!

    I have started out my SPD manis using CbL Mojito (green holo) and Zoya Tomoko (light gold Pixiedust) for accent nails.

    Another good green I’ve pulled out for SPD is Pretty Serious VT100.

  9. Nedian says:

    I’ve actually decided to go with the Sephora+Pantone Emerald from last year, because I’m not feeling sparkly and all my other green creams are too depressingly spring-like given the snow on the ground outside. But you’re reminding me that I still don’t have St. George, and that needs to be fixed!

  10. Jenn says:

    I also love love love China Glaze – Four Leaf Clover topped with ORLY – Sparkling Garbage or Finger Paints flakie – Psychedelic Hue. It brings out the emerald creme and sparkly goodness for St. Patricks Day!

  11. TikiBwana says:

    I’ll be wearing Tawdry Terrier’s Erin Go Bark, of course! I also love China Glaze’s Running in Circles and Spa Rituals Earth Matters….go-to emeralds for me.
    I still think St. George is more of a teal green than an emerald to me…lovely polish, though.

  12. Karo says:

    wow! they are so wonderful <3
    I love green nail polishes :)

  13. LaraLeaf says:

    I thought I had every medium to dark green polish I needed (heheh), but it appears that Zoya Holly will be finding its way home to me! Thanks for the great post on the greens – I don’t think it’s just because I am a May baby that emerald has forever held a fascination for me.

  14. Katherine says:

    Sigh, I *love* all of these. I really need to build up my collection of green polishes – I only have two. These are some great suggestions and I will definitely have to go check them out. (PS: Yay for St. Paddy’s Day giving us a “real reason” to sport our green polishes without being too “out there”!!!)

  15. Shell says:

    I’m a huge football fan. Mostly NFL, but college ball is a blast to watch. Colorado teams are who I root for, but for the past several years I’ve been drawn to watching Oregon. Their offense is exciting and so are their uniforms. I swear they have more uniform choices than I have clothes! Anyway, a couple years ago they wore the most gorgeous metallic deep blackened green helmets and all I could do was think, “I want that color on my nails.” Found it! Zoya Holly. Since then every time I catch Oregon playing, I pull out the Holly and sit in front of my TV doing a solidarity manicure.