Now that spring has officially sprung, I thought it would be fun to share my top nail polish picks for the season. I love me some good pastel, colorful mani, so changing my nail shades from vampy to bright is always an exciting process. For the past month or so I had a good play with lots of vibrant, milky colors and here are the top five that made the cut.
The clean and utterly feminine manicure will never go out of style, so the polish that helps me get that look this spring comes from Essie with their beautiful French Affair (here) offering. Its gorgeous baby pink with a pinch of purple captured my heart years ago and now it made quite the comeback. It is classy and elegant and I love how clean and healthy it makes my hands look. The glossy finish and the long lasting formula are also some of the perks with this beauty. If you are looking for another lighter, ladylike shade, Essie Fiji (review here) is also a great bet.
Pastel purple tips are a spring must-have and my favorite one is Essie’s Lilacism (here). It was a favorite last year and it still owns my heart, even though the shade has changed a bit with the time. It used to be true lilac, whereas now it reminds me more of periwinkle with a hint of grey. It’s still absolutely stunning and perfect for spring though, so you won’t hear me complaining. The beautiful whimsical cream is unlike any other lilac I own and I love how classy, yet fun at the same time it is. The formula is a bit too watery for my liking but gets the job done and it’s the final results that matter, isn’t it! Full review and swatches here.
Sunny yellow. Without a doubt the perfect spring and summer nail companion. And rather hard to find one that’s light and happy, as opposed to the usual suspects – dull and dirtily looking. Fear not though – I found the perfect one and it comes in the form of Models Own Lemon Meringue (here). It is happy, it is calming and refreshing and it makes my hands look tan, so what can I say – it is the best yellow nail polish and I love every bit of it. The formula is also good for a yellow shade (why do they always have terrible formula is beyond me) – it’s opaque, not too streaky and dries quick enough. Go grab one if you feel more daring. Review here.
Blue nails, a nice pair of sunnies and bright lipstick – that’s all I need to get myself fully excited for summer, whilst still enjoying the first sunrays of the spring. Essie’s beautiful Bikini So Teeny (here) is the perfect transition shade and it’s right up my alley for many reasons. Its stunning cornflower, light blue shade is so unique and different and always makes a statement. The beautiful finely milled shimmer in the polish adds to the lovely sheeny finish, which I absolutely adore. The formula could’ve been better but for that color, I am willing to shut my eyes to it. See my full review and swatches here.
If you were to tell me two years ago that I’d ever include a bright green polish into my faves, I would’ve have called you a crazy person. But that’s what blogging did to me – made me a lot bolder in my beauty choices and this Bourjois Green Fizz polish is the living proof. This almost-neon green is such a confidence booster and turns heads – lemme tell ya that! I love how unique and daring it is and if you fancy stepping out of your pink-coral-neutral color comfort zone, this is where to start. The formula is downright incredible - the brush covers the nail in one swipe and the polish is so opaque that you can get always with only one coat. Brilliant.
Have you tried any of these polishes before? How do you like them? Which is your favorite nail polish for spring 2014?
Lots of love,