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Trend Alert - Green Nails safe for work?

So, green nails. Yay or nay? I applied MAC's Peppermint Patti yesterday, and I wore it to work... it is actually a very pleasant shade of green which makes me feel happy whenever I looked at my hands today. (Ok that came out sounding very narsissictic -- but you know what I mean.)

And green nails are the IT color to wear now, isn't it? Check out the Chanel Fall Ready to Wear 09/10 collection:

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And I was thinking just now, hey, with the appropriate hand accessories this can work, and look very dignified for work indeed. I work in a relatively conservative environment and I think I can pull this off. I kept my make up very neutral... barely any colours at all.

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HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 6 years 51 weeks
I like it. I think it would be fairly safe.
almost-famous almost-famous 6 years 51 weeks
Green was suppose to be my summer nail color, but I got side tracked by red... :innocent:
sheilamar sheilamar 6 years 51 weeks
cool for me..
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 7 years 5 weeks
I feel that color would be appropriate.
CCee CCee 7 years 6 weeks
And then no open toe shoes?
AlexandraEva AlexandraEva 7 years 6 weeks
Why don't you just leave it for toes? I can't wear any nail polish at all to work, so that's what I do.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years 6 weeks
I say wear whatever color you want and I really like that nail polish color!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 7 years 6 weeks
Pretty color. ♥ your watch.
CCee CCee 7 years 6 weeks
starangel82 starangel82 7 years 6 weeks
I usually don't paint mine. My nails grow then break so, I just keep them short. If I do paint them, it is usually clear, a pretty pale pink, or something light. I'm very, very fair skinned so I don't go too crazy with color on my hands. My toes on the other hand (foot?) are a rainbow. :)
CCee CCee 7 years 6 weeks
How do you have your nails usually?? Thanks for the answers :D :kiss:
starangel82 starangel82 7 years 6 weeks
Yeah, there is a committee. They get together once a year, I think. Or if any department requests a change. I have no idea what an acceptable length is. I've always wondered that myself. I totally get nails being too long. You don't want to pop a glove or scratch a patient. I think they would consider retail_therapy's nails to be an acceptable length, but probably not much more. I looked up the China Glaze set... I imagine someone could get by with that. Make-up is to be tasteful and not overdone although I've seen some people who don't know what that definition is. Hair has to be a natural color... no streaks of purple, blue, etc. No visible tattoos or body piercings (other than ears). No, we don't get a picture booklet, this is all just listed in our employee handbook. If your nails are too long, you just have to stop working and trim them. No problem with the questions. I know my work place has some pretty strict rules.
CCee CCee 7 years 6 weeks
You have a dress code committee?? Wow, I've never heard of anything like that. I do know that on my first job there was a company suit-like-thing (horrible) I was supposed to wear and I wasn't allowed to have a tattoo or piercing (except for ears) because I worked with young children. On my second job that it became "wear the company colours" and no tattoos or piercings. Now it's just, don't be stupid and do something hugely outrageous (but I'm in a creative branch, so maybe that's why everything's more lenient). I've asked some friends, there are guidelines in many jobs, but no one I've asked ever heard of a committee about dress codes. That sounds like they come together to discuss what everyone's been wearing every week. But I understand that in health care you can't have extremely long nails (they would break through gloves I imagine). But you are allowed to wear reds, that's very NOT neutral. And what is an acceptable length? I know if one of my friends has her nails as long as I have, she'd break them within 3 minutes, but another friend would go insane with short nails because once she'd cut them really short and she found out she couldn't open cans anymore etc. she felt really handicapped (her words)... I laughed soo hard. I'd say fight for wearing the Spring 2009: China Glaze Romantique Collection - The Warm Set, they're pretty and neutralish with their warm undertones. I'd understand if they said no "loud" colours like blues and greens etc. But a nice silver or gold... that should be okay. Do they have the same rules for makeup? Do you get a picture booklet when you apply with "this is okay" and "this is not okay"? Can you get fired if you wear your nails too long? I'm intrigued by this.... soo many questions....
starangel82 starangel82 7 years 6 weeks
CCee, you kill me. I'd love for you to go talk to our dress code committee. I work in health care, so no artificial nails if you are a clinical person. Clerical personnel can wear artificial nails, but they have to be of an acceptable length. Natural nails must be kept clean, trimmed, and must be of an acceptable length. Colors have to be neutrals or classic reds, pinks, etc... nothing outrageous or loud or outside 'normal' colors. Nuts.
CCee CCee 7 years 6 weeks
Hahaha... I don't have all those colours... some are still on my wishlist... (yes I have a polish wishlist :oops:)
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years 6 weeks
CCee you are quite the nailpolish expert now!! i cant remember all my colors, and i have only about 6!! lol
CCee CCee 7 years 6 weeks
What are natural looking nails exactly? Actual naked nails? Only a basecoat? French manicure? Or something like OPI Tickle My France-y (Greyed out nude pink), OPI Suzi & The Lifeguard (Shimmery light pink), OPI Bubble Bath (soft beige pink), OPI Mimosas For Mr. And Mrs. (off white), OPI Beyond Chic collection, OPI Gotta Get Pink (very soft pink), OPI Mod About You (very soft pink)? Essie Bridal Collection colours (sheer neutral colours), Essie Jazz (beige) or Essie Flawless (a soft pink)? China Glaze China Glaze Innocence (soft pink)?
Myst Myst 7 years 6 weeks
It would depend on your work environment. My boss let us get away with a lot, unless we're meeting with clients, only then where we're expected to wear "normal". I'm rocking orange right now.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years 6 weeks
I guess it depends on your work environment and dress code. At my work place, it'd be a BIG no-no. We have to keep natural looking nails. Personally, I don't understand the green trend, but hey, different strokes for different folks! That being said, you have beautiful nails!