Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring 2013 Nail Picks...

Spring is finally here and I think some celebration is in order. Spring must be the best time of the year, especially when the sun decides to make an appearance. It means cute lambs in the fields, an abundance of daffodils and primroses and for a nail lover like me - an end to the months of dark and gloomy nail polishes.
(photos courtesy of We Heart It - lamb, daffodils)

With the last few days being unusually sunny I thought it was about time to put winter nail polishes into a box and bring out my brighter and more summery feeling nail polishes and I've decided to share my favourite with you, in the hopes that I will inspire you to also 'spring clean' your nail varnish collection!

(Ciate Purple Sherbet, Barry M Mint Green, Essie Cute as a Button, Rimmel Pro Urban Purple)

This spring I have definitely been drawn towards the pastel shades that have been adorning the shelves of Boots and Superdrug, with the pinky/purple shades becoming a go-to colour. My favourite pastel colours at the moment are both fairly old nail polishes, which have been well loved. The mint green is one of my most worn Barry M Nail Paints as it has such a fresh, light feel to it. It is also one of the only Barry M Nail Paints I own that hasn't gone really gloopy and thick - another bonus. although this does mean that, unlike other Barry M Nail Paints, this colour does need a few coats before it is opaque. 

The other pastel colour which has made it to my Spring Picks is Ciate's Purple Sherbet. I absolutely love this colour and as my first high end nail polish purchase i think i should! Although it again takes a couple of coats before it is opaque - which I think might be common with lighter colours - once opaque it is the most perfect light purple shade and does remind me of sweets. For trips to the beach or summery days out I would highly recommend giving this nail polish, or a similar light purple a go!

Although pastels sum up Spring perfectly there are still some brighter colours which I love to wear at this time of the year. My two favourite at the moment are Essie Cute as a Button and Rimmel Pro Urban Purple. These two colours are my go to pink shades. Cute as a Button is a well known Essie shade and is a perfect inbetween coral shade as well as having the benefits of lasting a good few days on my nails. The Rimmel nail polish is a slightly darker colour than I would usually go for by Spring but the deep colour (I can't decide whether it is a red, pink or purple) fits the bill for those overcast Spring afternoons. 

So there it is, my roundup of my favourite colours for this spring. I hope I have managed to inspire some of you.

What are your favourite spring colours?