We're into March and that means spring is just a few weeks away! The flowers are just starting to poke through the ground here and you too can get a head start on the season by wearing these great spring nail polishes on your nails.
I selected five nail polish trends I think are standouts this season. For each trend, I'll share a polish in my collection and information about where you can purchase them. I've also created a Spring 2013 Nail Polish Trends board on Pinterest :)
5. Brilliant Sky Blue
Zoya Robyn, $8 from Zoya
China Glaze Sunday Funday, $7 from Ulta
Essie In The Cab-Ana, $8 from various retailers including Ricky's NYC and Ulta
Illamasqua Noble, $14 from Sephora
Milani Quick Teal, $4.99 from CVS
OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, $8.50 from various retailers including Ricky's NYC and Ulta
4. White Polish with Buried Confetti Glitter
Polishes with a colorful assortment of glitter sweetly suspended in a milky white base look fresh and springy. While the majority of polishes in this category are hand made, they are widely available through independent nail polish retailers and Etsy. With so many options from various indie brands, you'll be sure to find just the right one (or two!) for you.
White Owl Lacquers Dwelling On Dreams, $9 from http://www.whiteowllacquers.com/
Black Cat Lacquer She's In Parties, $9 from Etsy
China Glaze It's A Trap-Eze, $7 from Ulta
Colores de Carol Inner Princess, Blueberry Mango Sorbet, $9 from http://www.coloresdecarol.bigcartel.com/
Darling Diva Cherubic, $8 from Etsy
Jindie Nails Candy Land, Live Out Loud, Burrrberry, $8.50 - $9 from Etsy
KB Shimmer Oh Splat! $8.75 from http://kbshimmer.com/ShoppingNailPolish.html
Lacquer Lust Carebear Stare, $8 from http://www.lacquerlust.bigcartel.com/product/carebear-stare
White Owl Lacquers Heightened Emotions collection, $13.50 for the mini set from http://www.whiteowllacquers.com/
3. Sugary Sweet Pastels
Pastel polish for spring? Not exactly ground breaking. But this year just about all of our favorite nail polish manufacturers released new polishes in pastel hues making it just about impossible to not to add a few more to our collections. And besides - pastel polish is so much fun to wear :)
Pointer to pinkie: Essie Van D'Go, H&M Dollar Green, Zoya Blu, OPI Do You Lilac It?
butter LONDON Sweetie Shop collection, $15 each from Nordstrom
Estée Lauder Heavy Petals collection, $20 each from Macy's
LCN Blossom Sorbet collection, $7.50 each from LCNBoutique.com
Lime Crime Les Desserts d'Antoinette collection, $5.99 each from LimeCrimeMakeup.com
L'Oréal Versailles Romance collection, $5.99 from various retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Duane Reade, Ulta (prices may vary)
Orly Boho Bonnet, Coachella Dweller, and Melodious Utopia, $8 each from Ulta
Sinful Colors Sugar Rush collection, $1.99 from various retailers including Duane Reade, Rite Aide, and Walgreens
Zoya Lovely collection, $8 each from Zoya.com
2. Buried Glitter
Here's a trend with roots right here in the nail polish blog world! First nail bloggers started layering glitter nail polish between sheer nail polish to create a "glitter sandwich" manicure. Then nail polish brands - indie and mainstream alike - caught on and bottled this effect, giving us many lovely polishes and this big spring trend.
Revlon Girly, $4.99 from drugstore.com
Cirque Fleur est Belle, 17SGD (about $14) from meimeisignatures.com
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday, $19 from Bloomindale's
GlitterDaze Birthday Cupcake (LE), $11 from http://www.glitterdazenp.com
Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Collection, $3.97 from Walmart
HITS Mari Moon Multi Girl Glitter Shock in Cupcake, $5.50 from www.speciallita.com.br
Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish, $16 from Sephora
Nails Inc Special Effects Sprinkles Nail Polish, $9.50 from Sephora
Orly Peaceful Opposition, $8 from Ulta
Sindie Pop! Sky Sparkle, $8 from http://sindiepoplacquer.ecrater.com
1. Texture, Texture, Texture!
Wearing a gradient/ombre with Zoya Nyx and Godiva - instructions here
Barry M Textured Nail Effects, £3.99 from http://www.barrym.com/
Kiko Sugar Mat Nail Polish, € 4.90 from http://www.kikocosmetics.com/
Jesse's Girl Julie G Gumdrop Nail Polish, $3.99 from Rite Aide (coming soon)
Milani Texture Creams, $4.99 from CVS and http://milanicosmetics.com/
Nails Inc Leather Effect, $25 from Sephora
OPI Liquid Sand polishes, $8.50 from various retailers including Ricky's NYC and Ulta
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat & Fuzzy Coat (coming in June)
Zoya PixieDust polishes, $9 from Zoya.com
Check out the spring nail polish trends Pinterest board for more swatches! What's your favorite nail polish trend this spring?
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