Despite what the confusing weather may suggest, I can confirm that we are in Spring! With a new season brings a whole new selection of shades, so I’ve had a root through my collection and picked out six of my favourite Spring nail polishes to share with you. Admittedly, a couple of these are pastels, which is a total cliche when it comes to beauty, but I just couldn’t help myself. I’ll forgive anyone who reads this and has a total Miranda Priestly moment. Pastels? For Spring? Groundbreaking.
While I usually shy away from purples, there’s just something about the tone of Essie’s Lilacism that looks so beautiful. Milky pastel hues will always be on trend for Spring, and this lilac creme is a great option. This is also one of those shades that looks gorgeous with both a matte and a gloss finish, which you can adjust using a suitable topcoat.
Sticking with the theme of Essie and milky shades, Fiji is an absolute classic. It does pull fairly sheer, and would need around 3 coats for full opacity, though you can apply a white base to intensify the shade (see my swatches below). Fiji is the perfect blend of creamy, chalky tones, appearing effortlessly chic without pulling too white or pink. This colour would also look lovely in a French mani.
I like to pair these kinds of shades with another one of my picks for the season, Barry M’s Angel Fish, to add an ethereal shimmer. There are 3 other duochrome shades in this under-the-sea inspired range, all of which would work nicely for this season, but Angel Fish is my favourite – a romantic pale pink with a silvery-blue flip that catches the sunlight of Spring beautifully. This shade would look stunning as an accent nail, as well as on its own, to add a subtle but striking finish.
Grey has transcended seasons in recent years, where it’s moved away from being a shade exclusive to Autumn and can now be seen paired nicely with a plethora of looks. I’m a fan of I Can Never Hut Up by OPI; Infused with a barely-there greenish shift and a pale base, it’s a colour that will suit any look while staying on trend for Spring. The moody hue also works nicely to complement our somewhat temperamental weather – while we all wish we could be basking in the sun at this time of year, it isn’t always realistic!
On the bolder side of things sits Nails Inc, with a couple of eye-catching shades. Claremont Street is a bluish, slightly minty green, while Seven Dials is a conspicuous shade that sits somewhere between buttercup and canary yellow. Both colours really make a statement and would make for a beautiful pop of colour in an otherwise neutral look.
Thank you for reading! What shades are you loving for this season? We’ll soon be transitioning to Summer, and I have no doubt I’ll be pulling out the corals and oranges.
Sending you good vibes,