Traditionally, ours winter manis There are festive reds, classic berries and jet blacks, but bright shades of green are starting to make their way in as the season’s standout shade. Let’s look at the facts — Gucci just launched a beautiful nail collection in bright green, Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian ditched the traditional red for slime green nails in joint Skims campaign, and every stylish girl on Instagram unexpectedly pairs her nails with a purse or jacket of the same color. And according to data from Pinterest, searches for emerald green nails are up 300% this year and forrest green nails are up 244%.
While it has definitely hit the headlines this year, the famous nail artist and author of nail art design book, Julie Kandalec says that the trend has been forming for a while. “I really brought the green nail trend back with Billie Eilish a little bit more when she went head-to-toe in a monochromatic neon green,” she says. The glamor. “’Ugly’ is a new beauty. Especially today, with 90s trends taking hold in the fashion and beauty industry, nails are a pop of color that people wouldn’t wear on their bodies. “
Kandalec has a point, and dark green has become a fashion trend — trend experts have begun to call it “Generation Z Green,” refers to it replacing the once popular Millennial pink. Iconic Kendall Jenner Saks Potts Coat and Eilish’s trademark green roots may have started the trend a few years ago, but a quick look through trendy retailers like Lisa Says Gah and the Aritzia websites (only two) reveals a vibrant green still exist.
But as Kandalec mentioned, this color is so unique and you might be scared to try it, even just on your nails. (For what it’s worth, I’m personally obsessed with Gucci’s green, and find it surprisingly long on my stout nails). That’s why she recommends bucking the trend with some nail art. “Green may be a less common color to wear, but luckily for us, it goes perfectly with nail art — petals and stems, flannel plaid in the fall and winter— and with holiday nails as well as holiday wreaths, Christmas trees, holiday lights — making December the perfect time to try it,” she says. And if you’re still not feeling well, Pinterest’s favorite darker blue is the way to go. perfect for dipping your fingers into trends, for vacations and more.
Ready to try it for yourself? Shop some of Kandalec’s favorite green nail polishes (and some of our own) below.
Bella Cacciatore is a beauty writer at Glamor. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.
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