Beauty: Jade Nails

October 19, 2009

Hair & Beauty

Beauty: Jade Nails

Green nails are all over the glossy monthlies and weeklies at present but it’s not just any green nail polish that’s in vogue right now. We’ve noticed that the fashion frontrunners are wearing a certain shade of green – namely jade. It was the nail colour of choice at New York Fashion Week with stylistas from Alexa Chung to Drew Barrymore loving this lacquer.

Jade nails originated where a lot of nail polish trends start; on the Chanel catwalk. It was originally intended as a once off for Chanel’s autumn winter 09 fashion show which happened last February, but like so many Chanel make up inspirations, it made its way from catwalk to celeb-ville.

The colour was also big at the Coco Before Chanel premiere, where Chanel clad attendees arrived in style including jade-polish-bearer Rachel Bilson. Such was the demand that it’s now available for sale (“Jade” Le Vernis Nail Colour $25) on the website.

Like all things exclusive, this edgy colour is a limited edition bottle. And like most cult Chanel products, comes a waiting list. A very long one in this case!

Fear not, dear readers as we’ve found a solution this side of the pond from the British online beauty haven that is Illamasqua who were quick to create a similar polish called Milf. It will cost you a total of €20.60 including shipping to Ireland (£12.50, with delivery to Ireland costing a further £6.50).

How to wear jade nails

Let your nails take the spotlight by keeping the rest of your outfit restrained. Take inspiration from Lucie Jones who wore this green shade on her nails with her teal blue Preen dress on X Factor on Saturday night.

Or dress like Michelle Trachtenberg ( pictured) – of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gossip Girl fame – who wears hers with a simple polka dot blouse.

Whatever you wear it with and with Halloween just around the corner, you’ll be on-trend with this nail polish colour.

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