The birds are chirping, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds and bright green buds are popping up all around. That can only mean one thing – Spring is finally here! I absolutely love Spring and probably one of my favorite things to do in the Springtime is to bust out all of the fun colored nail polishes I have…and trying to resist buying more. J So I’ve dusted off my polishes and spent hours whittling down my favs (literally) so that I can share my Top 10 Spring Polishes with you this year! J (And please excuse my rough nails and somewhat messy painting job.)
The first polish I have is a continual favorite because it’s a nice neutral metallic that really could work anytime of year. I love it for Spring in particular because it’s a neutral that’s neither too boring, nor too dark and has that added interest with the subtle metallic flash. It is Flower Beauty’s “Fanatical Botanical.”It is shown painted with 2 coats (and the horrible imperfections are on my actual nails, not from the polish itself).
Moving on to a more traditional Spring pastel, we have Butter London’s “Kerfuffle.”
This polish is just a nice pale peach that’s not so pale that it either blends with my skin tone or looks too stark against it. This can be painted in 2 coats if you’re careful, but since I had 10 to get through, I rushed it and 3 coats are shown.
Continuing up the price scale, but sticking on the lovely pastel train, we have “Build Me Up Buttercup”
from Deborah Lippmann
. Every time I look at this polish I get the song stuck in my head! It’s a lovely pale buttery yellow. I love this for Spring because it’s not too bright and for a yellow, it applies really well. It is not a streaky mess, and it doesn’t get all gloopy and streaky. This is shown with 3 coats, but 2 is probably workable when not holding your nails in the sunlight. Photos really
show the imperfections in painting!
Sticking with the Deborah Lippmann
, my next favorite is called “Blue Orchid.”
Again, this is just the perfect Springtime blue! Not too light or too dark, and not too bright and in-your-face. The formula is fantastic and is shown with 2 coats, though you might even be able to get away with one. This entire collection (I think it is from Spring 2014) is just superb – both colors and formula.
Next we have a shade from LVX
which a 5-free vegan polish. The color is called “Mynt”
and is subtly different from a traditional mint green. It’s a touch brighter with more of a “spring green” kind of tone to it. It’s a gorgeous polish and the brushes on the LVX polishes are really fantastic as well – not too thick or too thin and distribute the polish beautifully! This is shown with 3 coats, but should be perfect in 2 if you take more time between coats.
A pastel blue-green hybrid of sorts is “Crown of Thorns”
from Priti NYC
. I suppose this is a perfect Robin’s egg blue. It’s not quite blue, not quite green and just plain beautiful! J
I think this might be possible to have evenly painted in 1 coat, but it is shown with 2. Priti NYC is also a 5-free Vegan polish brand with fantastic brushes.
Switching to the pinker side of purple, we have “Crystal Orchid”
. I really like this shade partly because it’s so unique! It really does
straddle the line of a pink and a pale lilac. I don’t think I have anything else quite like it. Again, beautiful formula and a fantastic brush from a 7-free Vegan company. This can be opaque in 1 coat, but I have shown it painted with 2 coats. Another weird little love about this polish is the handle – not only is it pretty, but it gives a bit of “grip” too, which really does seem to help with polishing.
If you’re looking for a slightly cooler pale lavender, check out “A Grape Affair”
from The Body Shop
. This definitely falls into the purple category, but is a beautiful pastel shade that is stunning in the Spring! I have painted 2 coats here, but this is another one that might be possible in just 1. And again, the brush is perfect!
For a bit of a transition from Spring into Summer, I have an orange that is definitely bold, but not quite as full-on super intense as I might pick in the dead of Summer. It is “Tiddly”
from Butter London
. I kind of feel like it’s what you’d see if an orange creamsicle met an orange popsicle and they melted together. Whatever you want to call it, I love it for Spring because it’s just softened enough that it doesn’t quite feel Summery…yet! This is shown with 3 coats, but may be fine with 2 if you let the coats dry more between.
Last but not least, we have a gorgeous (and highly affordable at 99¢) strawberry polish. The color is appropriately called “Grasping at Strawberries” from Wet n Wild’sWild Shine range! Again, it makes me think Summer is nearly here, but it’s not quite a tomato red that would seem more summery. It looks mostly red in the photo, but there is a definite pink undertone in person. It’s one of those shades that sometimes looks pink, other times looks red. This is shown with 2 coats.
That’s going to do it for my Spring Polish Picks this year! I hope you’ve enjoyed this pastel candy-coated love affair. J If you’d like to see some of my earlier Seasonal Polish Picks, they are linked below. Surprisingly this is my first installment for Spring! Please leave a comment with some of your favorite shades because I always love hearing about new polishes! Apparently a girl can never have too many. JThank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!!!