The most coveted manicure in town?

It started slowly… a faint rumbling among those members of the fashion pack who’d spotted it one the autumn/winter 2009 catwalk – a pale, pistachio-green nail polish on the models’ nails that perfectly picked up the jade details on Chanel’s new cuffs and rings.


It quickly gained pace with beauty insiders - ‘Did you see that green polish at Chanel?'; 'It’s the colour of the season!'; 'I want it!’ - followed by a handful of sightings at London Fashion Week, then an invitation for Beauty Editors to ‘Discover Jade – the new limited edition nail colour from the autumn-winter ready-to-wear collection’. (Results shown.) Finally, a lunchtime visit to M


Indeed, the girl in M&S isn’t the only one getting herself worked up over a light green nail lacquer that isn’t even in store yet. Jade (£19) goes on sale exclusively in Selfridges this Friday and has already clocked up a waiting list of over 150. But with only 300 bottles being released (for now), you’ll need to get there early if you don’t want to be left green with envy.

I predict a riot.

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