Beauty Basics – Spring Nail Polish Colors

By Wednesday, February 17, 2016 0 Permalink

I think we can all agree we need a little dose of spring right now. Everything is way too muted and cold. I do love a good black or dark nail polish but even I am over the look. I don’t think I can paint my nails another moody shade anymore. I need color. I need freshness. I need an upgrade to my nail colors. We are not quite to spring yet but it’s about that time to start transitioning your nail colors to something new. There was no shortage of metallics, pops of color, and nude tones on the runway. Some of the colors below you’ll instantly be like, duh I have those. Others you might think I’m a bit crazy. But trust me. There is a shade out there for you, even if you have to take it down a notch or two.

Spring Nail Polish Colors | Beauty Basics

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Essie “No Place Like Chrome” – I have yet to experiment with metallics such as chrome but I recently ordered this color and I’m really excited to try it out. Bronze and gold are the typical metallics we reach for but chrome is a new fresh take on the metallic trend.

butter London “Loverly” – This color is as close as I can get to rose quartz. I haven’t been a huge fan of the Pantone selections for the year and they are both slightly growing on me. A soft, rose pink is always perfect for spring. This particular color is a high patent shine which will take you away from those matte dark shades you’ve likely been wearing all winter.

Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear #301 Bleuette – Here is another take on the Pantone color and this time it’s for Serenity. It’s not too powdery blue and has a slight mint undertone which I’m always a fan of. It almost looks like ice when on your nails, which I guess is kind of great for this arctic chill most of us are under right now.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics “Rx” – I added this color into the mix after loving the contrast the nail color had at the Jenny Packham Spring 2016 show. It was a great balance to the rust color gowns and even some of the bold accents on her pieces. OCC is known for their over-the-top vibrant cosmetics so picking this color was a no brainer.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Birthday Suit” – I was never a fan of nude polishes until recently. After a trip to Target (which always seems to be my thing) I picked up this color on a whim and have been loving it ever since. I wouldn’t recommend it for the toes, unless you’re tan or have more color than my transparent skin tone. It truly is the best nude polish I have found.

Sinful Colors “Nirvana” – Here is another color you may be questioning. From the bottle it looks a little suspect but on the skin it definitely looks better. This shade of browny-beige is a great 70’s throwback that I know I can’t get enough of right now. Plus if the nudes like “Birthday Suit” are too pale for you, then this shade may be the best to work with.

Julep “Rochelle – It Girl” – The boysenberry shades never go out of style. Add a bit of shimmer and a bit of pearlescence and you’ve got a color that’s perfect for Spring.

JINsoon “Coral Peony” – It wouldn’t be a spring nail color round-up if I didn’t include a shade of coral. What I like about the JINsoon shade is it borders a red but has enough pink to balance it out. This is the kind of color I can see myself wearing all season long.


– Jamie of Hello There, Lady!