Perfect manicure lovers, this Spring, it’s not about your basic greens, blues and purples. Instead it’s about toning down the shade while still making a statement. While bold colors grab everyone’s eye, a lesser, subdued version of your favorite shade can still say, “Hello!” For this season there are ways to show shades that we don’t often see yet still create a lasting trend. Here’s what I mean…
GREEN: We’re not talking army green and we’re not talking pine green. This Spring, we’re talking SAGE! Check out Essie’s Sew Psyched shade that says, “Hi, I’m ready for this season!”
BLUE: This past winter, we’ve been seeing shades of blue that are bold and fierce. We’re toning down our blues in an exciting way with a paler version. China Glaze makes the perfect pale blue shade: Isle See You Later
ORANGE: Don’t just think Orange; don’t even think tangerine. Think Creamsicle! Resort Fling by Essie keeps your shade of orange perfect for a Spring day!
PURPLE: This Spring, your nail shade can totally match your mood. In the family of purples, we’re going full blown Lilac! Check out Sally Hansen’s Lacey Lilac for the perfect color!
WHITE: This happens to be my favorite shade of nail color. Nail technicians like to give me a funny look when I ask for it but I stick with it! White is clean, fresh and Spring ready. I promise you won’t go wrong. Try a few of my favorite whites from OPI, Essie, and Deborah Lippmann
PINK: Go Mauve! This toned down shade of pink is perfect for the not so pink girl. It’s incredibly neutral in tone and keeps the femininity without being a bold “girly” shade. Zoya makes the perfect mauve polish, Jana. It looks great on every skin tone.
BROWN: Toffee anyone? This nail shade wins without doubt. Revlon’s Totally Toffee takes your coffee to cafe au lait! Spring is the time to do it. This is just another way to tone it down without it completely disappearing.
RED: I’ve saved the best for last. Here’s the best thing about red, it works EVERY season. If all you had was red nail polish, you’d be on trend this season and every one thereafter. Red screams “I’m a boss lady with no apologies” Here are my top three: Come to Bed by Butter London; 500 Rouge Essentiel by Chanel and Anisa by Julep
You must be running to your local nail salon, I know! What are some of your Spring shades and what makes them special to you during the season?