Brush up on the season’s hottest nail polish trends
The flowers are beginning to peek out from behind their leafy veils, he air is glowing and it’s time to bring those toes out from hibernation from within their thick woolen sock cave.
One of our first springtime traditions is to get a pedicure and fix all of the winter neglect and damage. The fingernails can’t be left behind, either; they always need to be rescued from hangnails and dry skin.
In preparation for our annual Great Spring Mani-Pedi, we’ve collected a few of our favorite nail polish colors for the season. First, we stalked the Instagram of nail technician and artist, Katy Parsons, whose nail-centered blog, Nailed It, is considered one of the most influential in setting nail art trends. Here are a few colors from Parsons’ account that caught our eye:
50 shades of gray
From a luxury line of cruelty-free, vegan polish, this shade is gray–but not at all dreary. It’s a cheerful, springy neutral gray with just a tint of blue–just a drop–without looking childish. This is a great base color for nail art, or a simple full-nail color if you tend to wear more cool neutrals than warm tans in the spring. LVX Nail Lacquer in Mineral, $16, lulus.com
White and ivory shades are a classy way to do spring. Take a cue from Parsons, who painted some delicate blue China patterns on a few of her tips, or leave your nails plain white. Best of all, white doesn’t show chips as dramatically as darker colors, so it’s more forgiving (not to mention perfect for Easter). OPI Funny Bunny, $9.50, macys.com
A rose by any other name …
Pastels have long been a springtime staple, and a light rose coating on your nails completes your look without looking too garish, while totally complementing plenty of the clothes you’ll see on the racks this spring. OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops, $9.50, macys.com
A pop of color, like the sea green-ish, pastel perfection that is this color, is a fun way to make a statement. OPI That’s Hula-Rious, $9.50, macys.com
Pastel blue is another cheery way to welcome spring, but don’t worry, we’re not talking about traditional baby blue that you might see in a nursery. This toned-down, milky variation has gray undertones and is not as bright. Deborah Lippman Blue Orchid, $18, nordstrom.com