Anybody who really knows me knows that I love nail polish! I own an embarrassing amount of colors that range from shade to finish to brand. So I thought it would be fun to show you all a few of my top picks for spring! :)
So, I’ve narrowed it down and got my top eight spring polishes. (Random number, I know. But five seemed too few and 10 seemed too many.) Here they are, in no particular order:
First up is American Apparel’s “Summer Peach”. I remember when I saw this on another blog a couple of years ago and I was so smitten by it. It took me a few tries to track it down, but I finally did on Black Friday 2012. It’s a pretty peachy/blush color and creme finish. I like that this is subtle enough to act as a nude/neutral, but has just enough color to catch your eye. It’s work appropriate without being boring. I have to admit I haven’t had the chance to wear this color yet, but I’m looking forward to it!
Next is “Turquoise and Caicos” by Essie. I own just a handful of Essie polishes and this color just HAD to be in my collection. It’s a beautiful medium robin’s egg blue that can be a pass as a pretty pastel indoors but a more vibrant playful shade in the sunlight. Some people compare it to Tiffany Blue, but I’d say this leans a little more on the aqua side. The first picture above is a more accurate depiction of the color. I love wearing this all year long (it’s actually on my nails right now). Plus, I think it looks great on all skin tones. A MUST!
Next is OPI’s “Do You Lilac It?” and although I’m not really a fan of the family, I have to say I only found out about this polish because I saw Khloe Kardashian wearing it and I fell in love. It appears more lavender indoors or in the shade but when the sun hits it – stunning! This is one of my go-to’s if I’m feeling like rocking a pastel shade.
This is OPI’s “Did It On ‘Em” and I know what you’re thinking. I understand. This is one of those hate it or love it kind of deals, but I happen to be one of those people who loves this shade. It’s a chartreuse – a mix between green and yellow – although it showed up more yellow on my camera. I think this is a fun way to rock some color in the spring and rebel against the pretty, delicate looks this season. C’mon, be daring and do it on ’em!
This is China Glaze’s “Lemon Fizz” and it’s a true pastel yellow. What I like about this shade is that it’s pale enough to wear effortlessly, but it’s pigmented enough so that it doesn’t look like a yellowy white but a creamy yellow instead. This isn’t a color that I wear very often or for very long, but I think like to wear it when I’m feeling spontaneous. I think this would make for a better base coat under some pretty glitter or cool nail art.
Next is Revlon’s “Tropical Temptation”. I’ve had this for a couple of years now and I’ve used the heck out of it (notice the faded print on the bottle and the splatter marks – eek!). I really do love this shade, though. It’s a gorgeous coral that falls in between the two colors in the photos above. I’m sorry they look so different; I wish this color picked up on my camera better. But what I love about this is that it goes well with so many outfits and it’s a flirty shade that you can wear everywhere: the beach, school, out to the club, etc.
This is OPI’s “Strawberry Margarita”. It’s a creme finish, medium pink with the slightest blue undertones, so it leans a little more on the cool-toned side. I love this because it’s the perfect middle ground as far as pinks go. It’s not too pale and not too vibrant, but I wouldn’t say it’s the standard pink either. I also wear this throughout the year, especially when I want to rock pink nails but can’t decide which shade of pink to wear – I always end up reaching for this. I especially love wearing this on my toesies. :P
And last but not least, we have “Plumroll Please” by Nicole by OPI. This is a sassy, dark magenta shade. I love wearing this in the springtime to add a discreet pop of color, especially with neutral/pastel pieces. This color would look amazing with orange creamsicle, powder blue, or turquoise. Oh, the possibilities!