Sunday, 15 May 2016

The Spring Nail Edit

My taste in nail polish fluctuates so much with the seasons... I literally can't abide corals, hot pinks and pastels in Winter, yet adore them in Spring when I suddenly yearn to inject pops of colour into my wardrobe, home, lips, nails - you name it. 

Spring colours are all about the feel good factor when we glance down at a bright glossy mani. I've edited my nail picks down to six, with two brights, two pastels and a metallic. If you're not a fan of bright fingernails, these look equally good on toes. 

That perfect powder blue on my thumb is Royal Ascot by True Brit London, beautifully packaged luxe polishes made with elderflower & white rose, vitamin E and natural flower oils. These are 9-free (no nasties so they're nail-kind) and this grown up pastel will look gorgeous with a tan. 

I'm a big fan of Topshop nail polishes and Nails in Hayden, a dark teal blue, is part of a collection inspired by Topshop's SS16 denim. I absolutely love this shade and know I'll be wearing it lots this Spring/Summer... I have it on in this pic. (Love the look of the actual matching jeans too, esp the metallic ones!) 

Barry M's new Molten Metal collection is basically liquid metal in nail polish form... Bronze Bae is my top pick, with Copper Mine coming in a close second. See me wearing Bronze Bae on all of my nails here. The application and finish of these is dreamy.

If you love mega brights then Vinyle by Kure Bazaar is the one. The intensity of this shade verges on neon coral while remaining classy... I've been wearing it on my toes the past month and as always, the eco-natural Kure formula is gorgeous. 

I've been reaching for Nails Inc Gel Effect in Soho Gardens when I want a quiet-yet-not-nude mani. This mauve toned pastel pink is enriched with hydrating coconut water, but best of all, it's really pretty and sophisticated.

Sorry that I ran out of fingers to swatch Rosie Fortescue for Nailed London in Citron-Ella, but trust me, this is the best pastel lemon I've tried and the smooth, glossy formula is excellent... I'll definitely be trying more from this line. 

So I know I said my edit was down to six, but I was scrolling through instagram just now and spied a few more beauts I've been wearing that deserve a mention here... Dolce & Gabbana Turquoise (insta swatch), coralicious Essie Tart Deco (insta), China Glaze EverGlaze What's the Coral-ation (insta) and the divine Barry M Lolly Gloss (insta).

Which nail colours do you like in Spring?

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