You Don’t Have to Wait Until Fall to Enjoy Chalky Nails

We're feeling blue.

When Chanel's models paraded down the fall 2009 runway with minty green fingernails, people started buzzing about the color. A bright shade for fall? How revolutionary. Luckily, you don't have to wait for September to get your hands on chalky pastel polishes: They've already started hitting shelves. And our favorite is Essie's Sag Harbor shade. It's less of an Easter egg pastel and more rich, eye-catching, and not so juvenile. As a co-worker said, "it's the most beautiful French blue" and a friend added, "Girrrrl, I've never seen anything like that before!" Four more compliments at work and another from a random woman at a bar on Saturday night means that we're in no rush to change out the color.

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