It’s finally springtime, and that means putting down the dark vampy nail polish *sad face* and grabbing something a bit more colorful. As much as I love dark nails, it is nice to switch it up and go for something a bit more girly and feminine during the warmer months. These are my spring nail polish picks.
OPI Mod About You is the best milky cool-toned pink. I don’t really like pink shades on my nails unless they are more on the pastel side of the spectrum. This has to be one of my favorite nail polishes ever because it has a creme finish, which is my favorite, it isn’t streaky, it applies beautifully, it is opaque in one swipe and lasts quite some time before chipping.
Moving on to my favorite lavender shades, Butter London’s Molly Coddled is a lavender orchid with a creme finish. This doesn’t last on my nails quite as long, but the shade is beautiful. A great budget friendly option is Sinful Colors Prime Purple– a lavender creme. This one is a bit unique because it has a satin finish, but adding topcoat will make it beautifully glossy. Most people probably don’t think nail polish when they hear the words Urban Outfitters, but their nail polish in Rodeo Sweetheart is a gorgeous pink toned purple. In some lights it will look more pink and in some it will look more like a pastel purple. Again, this has a creme finish, and that is my favorite nail polish finish if you haven’t noticed by now. Essie’s Bond With Whomever is a pretty pastel pink toned lilac with a creme finish. Essie’s Lilacism is a similar to Bond With Whomever, but it is more blue toned while BWW is pink toned. Essie’s formula isn’t my favorite because they tend to be watery and streaky, but two coats plus a top coat usually does the trick and evens everything out.
OPI’s You’re Such a Budapest quickly became a favorite of mine when I first got it like a year ago. The color is just beautiful– a periwinkle purple. It looks more purple in some lights and sometimes it looks way more blue toned. The formula is crazy good. Again, OPI formulas are my favorite. This has a creme finish, but unlike some creme finishes, it isn’t watery or streaky. One swipe gives you even and opaque pigmentation. Going with the more blue toned nail polish theme, Essie’s Bikini So Teeny is a very popular baby periwinkle blue. I was drawn to this color so much that I accidentally bought a second bottle of it not realizing that I already owned it! Again, the formula isn’t the best, but with 2-3 applications and a good top coat it looks beautiful.
I think Orly is a really underrated nail polish brand. They have great colors, like this pastel peach creme shade Prelude To A Kiss, and their formula is pretty great. Not as great as OPI, but better than Essie. Last is Butter London’s Kerfuffle, which I picked up a few weeks ago. I’ve been eyeing this color for a long time, but decided to just pick it up because I’ve been lusting after it for so long, and it’s such a pretty spring shade. It is a peachy pink creme that really looks great with a tan. The formula is pretty good, but not as great as (are you rolling your eyes at me, yet?) OPI. I just haven’t been able to find a nail polish company I like as much as OPI. I may buy a lot of other brands, but OPI definitely is my ride or die and the first brand I started buying nail polish from.
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