4 Hot Spring Nail Trends
Brighten up your digits with these flirty nail polishes!
If ever you wanted to play with color, this spring has granted you your wish! Not only can you play with the “It” color of the season; honeysuckle, you have so many options to pick from the trends: brights, darks (yes, there are dark shades for spring) and pastels.
You may have spring in your heart, but winter outside your window, how do you transition from winter to spring colors without looking silly? To find out, I asked celebrity nail technician, Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Spa in Hoboken, NJ. Skyy’s worked on celebs, editorial shoots, you name it, the woman knows nails. Skyy’s advice is to use a”medium soft brown mauve/beige color like Essie’s Sand Tropez. It blends well with all skin types and the color smoothly transitions from winter to spring.”
Essie Sand Tropez nail polish ($7.79, target.com)
It’s easy to fall in love with a nail polish that doesn’t look good on you. Skyy says, “Choosing a color should always be based on your skin tone. If you have a light skin tone, pick polishes with a blue background. Medium toned beauties should stick to nail polishes with warmer pink to white backgrounds. If you have dark toned skin, choose shades with neutral/mauve backgrounds.”
This brings us to our first trend: pastels. Now I’ve seen this trend subdivided into nude, but do you want to drive yourself crazy? Nah. This spring, pastels encompass everything from a pale opalescent white to the palest green.
Three to try:
Spa Ritual Airy Sopranos nail lacquer ($10.69, soap.com)
Zoya nail polish in Heather ($8, zoya.com)
Dashing Diva Old Money nail polish ($8, dashingdiva.com)
Brights these spring encompass 80s neon shades to honeysuckle to acid green and brilliant blue.
Three to try:
Borghese Rapido nail polish in Limoncello ($8, ulta.com)
CND nail polish in Smoochie ($9, bebeautiful.com)
Love and Beauty Orange Crush nail polish ($2.80, forever21.com)