Jade is the New Black

OPI Jade is the new Black nail polish fruit bowl

OPI Jade is the new Black nail polish

Remember when that Chanel chalky minty colored polish was all the rage? I have to admit, I hated it. I mean, I thought it looked adorable on 20 something hipsters and the like …but it wasn’t for me. The other day I just happened upon a post on Gwen’s blog, Confessions of a Control Freak, wherein her nails were painted a much darker version of this minty trend and almost died for it. I commented my love for it and the lovely Gwen sent me the lacquer! Thanks Lady!

The arrival of my new Opi Hong Kong Collection Jade Is the New Black quickly prompted the removal of my chipping Parlez-Vous OPI?, a quick file, two coats of jade plus a top coat of Chanel’s Extreme Shine and voila! Green with envy nails …and when I showed it to drollgirl this morning at the gallery she reminded me it was just in time for St. Patrick’s Day …and really, I hadn’t even thought about that. I also must confess that I have purchased at least three dark foresty green items from thrift stores lately …so maybe jade IS the new black indeed.

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*In the daylight… and I love the contrast with my pink stone in my engagement ring

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • vintagewithatwist

    March 12, 2010 |

    wooooo that’s so pretty! I’m inspired to do my nails now

  • Iva

    March 12, 2010 |

    that is a fabulous shade!! and I love your little heart tattoo{s}, so cute! and now I’m off to munch on an apple!! hope you had a great day today Maegan 😉

  • Milly

    March 12, 2010 |

    i need that nail polish!

  • Katie

    March 12, 2010 |

    I wasn’t a huge fan of the Chanel either, but then I liked Essie’s version that they came out with in their winter collection.
    Liking this new OPI as well. Need to check out the Hong Kong collection!

  • la

    March 12, 2010 |

    I just did a post of myself with my new Jade polish too, you’ll have to check it out! I love it; I have a robin’s egg blue on right now but as soon as it chips I’m green for St. Pattys!

  • Susan

    March 12, 2010 |

    Jade is fierce.

  • Lisa Petrarca

    March 12, 2010 |

    ooooohhhh I’m liking that color!

    I just changed my China Glaze Grey Avalanche (favorite winter color) for red. Thought it’s time to think spring.

  • Mrs. Priss

    March 12, 2010 |

    Ooohh, I love this shade SO much more than the minty green! The color just didn’t look rich enough, I don’t know.

  • Jony

    March 12, 2010 |

    I have the same color and I think it’s gorgeous!! Can’t wait to wear this one..

  • Julia M

    March 12, 2010 |

    It IS the new black! I have a dark green Barry M shade, and it’s amazing. Still dark and tough, but not as harsh as black.

    Still love black nails though!

  • Tiffany*

    March 12, 2010 |

    me like! I’ve been wearing the Chanel Jade but after a while it gets to be too chipper for me. I’m totally lusting over this color though! Putting it on the shopping list now. Thanks for sharing doll!

  • Ana Sloane Street

    March 12, 2010 |

    Cute! I read your blog always but I don´t leave a comment because my english language is bad.
    There is a lot of kit for the beach on my blog. If you want to participate, click here http://sloannstreet.blogspot.com/2010/03/sorteo.html
    good weekend 😉

  • bananas.

    March 12, 2010 |

    I have this thing w/green nail polish. green nails? Just didn’t sound so healthy to me….BUT i am slowly learning to appreciate.

    You pull the jade off so well.

  • LiLu

    March 12, 2010 |

    Oooooo. Running out to get some St. Paddy’s nailpolish, NOW! Thanks for the reminder!!

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  • anhesty

    March 12, 2010 |

    i am also loving the green nail polish color these days too! this looks great on ya!

  • Gwen

    March 12, 2010 |

    I’m so glad you love it!!! Your photo definitely does it better justice than mine did. 🙂 And I totally forgot about St. Patrick’s Day (should have held on to it for a week). But now I have a free spot in my collection and I can go shopping!!! Enjoy!! XOXO

  • The Style Revolution

    March 12, 2010 |

    Gorgeous shade of green!

  • The Seeker

    March 12, 2010 |

    Inspirational… I never thought about green nail polish… you pull it of sooooo great!!!

    Thank you for your comment, lovely.

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  • MommyLovesStilettos

    March 12, 2010 |

    I love it. I bought it last week and my daughter and I plan to sport it tomorrow at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in our town 🙂

  • JKreids

    March 12, 2010 |

    Yes!! Like last Fri’s foresty green too – great color for you!

  • projectcohabitation

    March 12, 2010 |

    Jealous! I want that color so badly!! The beauty supply was out the other day. Boo.

  • Maeko

    March 12, 2010 |

    I love the new Opi Hong Kong collection. I bought the little take out sampler with hot pink, teal and orange red. LOVE IT! The hot pink looks amazing with yellow clothes.


  • Ying

    March 12, 2010 |

    I am SO with you on hating the chalky minty green color but THIS Jade is the New Black, MUST HAVE!

  • Brannon

    March 13, 2010 |

    oh, my! i love the nail color.

  • Sniff

    March 13, 2010 |

    Fab color, love it!

  • Tiffany

    March 14, 2010 |

    Funny, I JUST ordered a bunch of nail polishes and that one was in my order! I’ve been wanting a dark green, I agree with you about the minty green. glad to see it on, it looks great! excited to get mine.

  • So Very Fabulous

    March 17, 2010 |

    I really love this colour as well! One of my new favorites. I also picked up a couple other colours from the Hong Kong collection, they’re all pretty. 🙂

  • Sarah

    March 18, 2010 |

    I am IN LOVE with your blog – and have to tell you, I just posted on this polish as well! Been rocking it for weeks now. And you HAVE to check out, these amazing laptop shells that match!


  • Vintage Celebs

    July 1, 2010 |

    I freakin’ love this color, it goes from night to day.

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