we’re finally starting to get our first taste of spring weather, and while transitional fashion can be a bit tricky, i’m never shy about wearing the current season, regardless of temperature, where everyone can see it – on my fingernails. polish trends are funny and while i certainly love the excitement of a new color collection and the hottest must-have shade, when pressed to choose a color in the manicure chair, i tend to gravitate toward what i like.
here are my picks for the four best spring polish shades:
butter london ladybird, $15
this one originally launched as a fashion week exclusive in february and i could not get my own bottle fast enough. the shade is a striking, opaque tomato red with all of the tender loving care you’ve come to appreciate from butter london, plus the long wear time. it’s perfect for both fingers and toes and flatters all skin tones beautifully.
treat collection in outdoors, $18
more than just a gorgeous bottle, treat collection is a nontoxic polish that is all glam. with a sophisticated range of colors, including this striking kelly green, these pretty polishes are one of my favorite new self indulgences. they dry quick, last for an impressively long time, but the glossy shine is where they really get me! so. much. shine.
sheswai good vibes, $16
sunshine yellow nails are not for the timid, but man are they fun. whenever i get gutsy enough to layer on this particular polish, the compliments just don’t stop coming. i still maintain that sheswai’s lacquers are among my very favorites – practically painting my nails on their own without effort. good vibes, their latest release, is all that and more.
zoya wendy, $9
from their new tickled collection for summer ’14, zoya’s juicy summer melon has a creamy finish that just won’t quit. it’s a cool-toned pink that tends to make you look more tan than you are (bonus!). the formula is one that i adore – just two coats is enough for the perfect coverage, and in a pink you can totally skip your base and top coat. so, so good.