Spring Nails


So we are now at the time of year where we start to swap our winter clothes for summer clothes, we show a little more skin and start swapping the darker colours for the brighter and lighter ones! 
As soon as the sun starts to make more of an appearance and the temperature starts to rise, it's definitely a green light for pastel nails, lighter makeup and a general change in your daily routine!

So when Secretly Megan and I were talking, we both said how much we loved spring time nails, and so with that decided to pick our top 5 spring/summer nail polishes. 
Now I have to admit this was ridiculously hard, I myself along with my sister probably own well over 150 different nail varnishes! So I really had to think long and hard about which ones I really love most, if I could include more I would have but then we would be here all day!

My Top 5 Are...

1.) Essie's Nice is Nice 

This is one of many pastel purples I own! However I picked this colour because firstly Essie nail polishes are one of my favourite brands. This is such a soft lavender creamy cool purple, it is so easy to apply, the brush is thin so it doesn't make the formula become sticky or gloopy, the formula itself is also quite a thin consistency. I normal apply 3 coats with this shade as it is quite pale when first applied, but don't be fooled once you have layered this it becomes such a fresh colour despite the cool hue. It is ideal for the spring months and it has a creamy effect giving it that on trend pastel vibe. 

2.) O.P.I's Italian Love Affair

I remember discovering this polish through my friend Alice, she was wearing it on her nails and I remember her having a bit of a tan at the time and I was truly wowed by this pink. It hands down is my favourite pinky shade. This colour is really pigmented which I didn't expect it to be when first applying it. It is without a doubt my go to polish for summertime, because when you have a bit of a tan this colour really stands out more on the nails and really compliments darker skin tones. 
It has the lightest pearlescence shine to it making it multi dimensional allowing the sun to catch perfectly on the flecks of shine. The name really suits this colour as I would describe this shade as a romantic soft pink. I use two coats when applying this and I find that an ideal amount, what I also love about this polish is with me it doesn't chip easily which for any girl is a pet hate! No one likes a chip-able nail polish .

3.) Essie's Blanc

Now a white nail polish is not to everyones taste, if I was to apply this in the winter I would look like Casper the ghosts best mate! Not a good look! But this all changes when it hits mid spring/summertime. I don't know what it is about my skin as soon as the sun appears my skin instantly starts to turn a golden colour which I am not complaining about, I love having a sun kissed glow, but as soon as the temperature drops and the sun goes away my skin turns so creamy and pale. I picked this shade up last summer and I wore it so much! It really brought our my tan more and I had so many compliments on it. It's quite a basic colour, the colour pay off is as it is in the bottle - white! Again with this I used about 3 coats. 
I also love wearing this on my fourth nail to mix it up a bit so on the other 3 nails and thumb I would usually go for a pink, or a mint as it looks good contrasted with other colours.

4.) Chanel's Tutti Fruiti

The brightest of my 5 picks. This caught my eye last summer, but it was close to September and didn't think I would wear it that much over the autumn winter months so I waited until February March time. I was browsing the Chanel counter and it caught my eye again and I had to buy it. This is the prettiest coral. It is softer than most coral colours, I wouldn't say extremely bright, it has more of a muted pinky tone than other corals which normally seem to have reddy tones to them. I needed 3 layers with this, as although it looks pigmented the consistency is quite thin, but once applied 3 times and with a top coat the staying power I find is amazing with this. Seeing as this is more of a high end nail polish that would be what I expected when paying more money. This I think would look lovely on lighter and darker skin tones, as the colour is so versatile it co-ords with many different looks. 

5.) Barry M's Eat My Dust

Finally the last of my picks. I am sure most of you will have seen Barry M earlier this year released their 'Speedy Quick Dry' range, and my does this live up to the name! I have somehow collected quite a few of this range as it's one range Barry M have done that I have seemed to fall in love with near on every colour! This also has to be one of my favourite ranges for quality. I picked this colour because it is the most stunning pale creamy pastel blue. It is such a delicate powder blue with grey undertones, I have found myself wearing this so much! The other brownie point Barry M get for this range is the new brush! It is flat and wider so means half the time when applying nail polish. This colour along with the rest of the range is a staple pastel for me I love a pastel blue nail and this has to be one of my favourites because it is so creamy and really shouts hello spring!

L-R O.P.I Italian Love Affair, Essie Nice is Nice, Barry M Eat My Dust, Essie Blanc, Chanel Tutti Fruiti

So that concludes my top 5 spring/summer nail colours! I hope you enjoyed reading let me know what your favourite spring nails are! Be sure to see more spring/summer inspired posts coming soon! Please check out the other half of this collab  over at Secretly Megan to see her top 5 :)

Emily xoxo
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  1. Loved doing a collab with you!! How hard was it to pick 5 hahaha!! And I need Blanc.. Ordering that now xxxxx

  2. All the shades are gorgeous but Nice is Nice and Eat my dust caught my eyes the most, definitely shades that I would wear x
    han // emandhan xo

  3. I have just nominated you for the Liebster award, as I love your blog! I hope you'll take a look xx

    1. Thank you! You have a great blog too, will definitely take a look! Xo

  4. The Essie nail polish is the one I've been looking for! It's the perfect shade of purple for spring! Just found your blog and I love it! I gave it a follow and would love if you check out my blog.

    1. Thank you! It's such a beautiful colour on! Xo

  5. I've just nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog, because I just overall love your blog and think you deserve it! I hope you'll have a little look here: Liebster Award Nominees - Hanney xo


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