Manicure Monday: Estee Lauder Absinthe

 Not everyone loves green nail polishes but I think it makes a change from boring red and pinks. This Estee Lauder green caught my eye straight away, it is part of the Spring 2013 Heavy Petals Collection. It’s called Absinthe* and is a real avocado true yellow based green.

After the first layer I thought I wouldn’t really like the nail polish, it applied sheerly at first but with just two coats I actually got the opaque look achieved in the photo and it was completely streak free! In the official pictures it looks a little lighter and I must admit I would have preferred it that way as it looks a little more summery. I’m very excited to use this in the summer with more of a tan as I think it doesn’t look as amazing as possible against my current winter skin colour.

The packaging on all the Estee Lauder nail polishes is truly beautiful and classic, not that I would expect any less from EL. There are four other shades which all look beautiful and I can not wait to try a few more!

What do you think of green nail polish? Do you have a favourite green polish?
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  1. 14th January 2013 / 8:22 pm

    this colour is gorgeous, i agree with tanned skin this colour would just look amazing! xxx

    • 15th January 2013 / 11:59 am

      Completely! Now all we need is some sun!

  2. 14th January 2013 / 8:34 pm

    ooohhh i love this colour 🙂 I am a big green polish fan anyway but love this shade x

    • 15th January 2013 / 12:01 pm

      Glad you like it, I quite like green too! X

  3. 14th January 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Oh this colour is gorgeous!! Xx

    • 15th January 2013 / 12:02 pm

      Oh yeah! Completely forgot to mention that! £14.50 each XX

    • 15th January 2013 / 12:03 pm

      Yeah I probably am too if I am honest, may hide it away until the summer! X

  4. 14th January 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Not to be rude or anything, I'm a person who is honest when it comes to opinions.

    But honey….

    that color looks just…..grouse. :S


    • 15th January 2013 / 12:03 pm

      Haha this comment made me laugh so much! It isn't for everyone that for sure! (I like honest, opinionated but not rude comments 🙂 ) XX

  5. 14th January 2013 / 10:04 pm

    Oh wow, I love that colour! I really like wearing green but find it hard to find nice green nail varnishes. Thanks for finding me one! A x

  6. 14th January 2013 / 10:10 pm

    Barry M did a similar shade, i used it a couple of times and it stained my nails rather badly, but with a decent base coat, the shade looked lovely!

    • 15th January 2013 / 12:06 pm

      I think I may have had that colour a few years back, I'm hoping this doesn't stain but I haven't removed it yet. X

  7. 14th January 2013 / 10:46 pm

    I don't think I could pull that colour off! I love some of the others in the collection though!

  8. 14th January 2013 / 11:19 pm

    I absolutely love your blog Sabrina! It's the first blog I read and I'm so glad I did. Thank you so much for blogging consistently over the years (: xx

    • 15th January 2013 / 12:06 pm

      Such an amazing comment! Thanks so much for reading it consistently, means so much! XX

    • 15th January 2013 / 12:07 pm

      I completely see where you're coming from, I love a good dark green polish! X

  9. 15th January 2013 / 10:43 am

    I am not a big fan of green nail polish, however other shades in the last pic looks more than amazing!!

  10. 15th January 2013 / 2:06 pm

    That's definitely not a colour I would normally go for, but it actually looks really nice! xx


  11. Anonymous
    15th January 2013 / 2:29 pm

    Sabrina I love your hair colour. Please can you tell me where you get it coloured or if you go DIY? I have dark brown hair but want to go lighter and I love your colour!!!

    • 15th January 2013 / 5:56 pm

      Really sorry but it is all natural! X

  12. 15th January 2013 / 10:51 pm

    Ah if I am honest, the colour really isn't for me but the finish is gorgeous, so shiny! I would def contemplate some of the other colours from the range!

    beckys makeup

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:52 pm

      This colour isn't for most people I think but it is a lovely finish! XX

  13. 16th January 2013 / 8:34 am

    I love the color, it's definitely one that I'd be attracted to, although it is just a tiny bit lighter than I usually go for. My current favorite green shade is by Revlon and it's called "Posh". 🙂

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:52 pm

      I'll have to check it out, thanks for the tip! XX

  14. 21st January 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I really like it! It's a bit yellower than most of the greens I own/wear (my favourite greens are usually blue-based) and yellow nails really don't suit me at all so I don't know whether this one would – but having seen the colour, I love it so much more on the nail than in the bottle!

    • 21st January 2013 / 11:17 pm

      I think there is always such a difference between colours on the nail and in the bottle! X

  15. Sophie
    9th June 2013 / 7:37 pm

    Did you use any top coat?

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