Thursday, 20 March 2014

Spring Top 5 | Nails

Much like lips - a pretty obvious way to easily switch up your looks is via your digits. Spring is probably the easiest way for me to embrace pastel shades as I can never seem to find the right shade of mint knitwear...
Two from the Essie Spring 2014 'Hide and Go Chic' Collection have become firm favourites for this time of year. 'Fashion Playground' (a minty, pistachio pastel green,) and 'Romper Room' (a pale tea rose pink,) look ever so pretty on and have a decent wear time too (four to five days, sometimes longer if you use a decent base and top coat.) I picked up the mini cube from eBay, here.

The Maybelline Forever Strong Pro in Lilac Charm was a polish I scooped up from Fragrance Direct (a mere £1.50, you can't go wrong!) although be warned the swatches of various colours look off (similar to Boots, actually,) so it's worth spying on others swatches before you buy. This lilac pastel (that hints at a slight grey undertone,) lasts a good seven days on the nails before chips occur which makes it a good option if you're off on a Spring holiday. 

One that can easily transition through into Summer - the Rimmel Salon Pro (Kate range,) in Reggae Splash. This is a gorgeous peachy-orange that is opaque in roughly two coats (you might need to add an extra dab with this, I find,) but the colour is so beautiful for S/S that it just had to be included. I absolutely adore this range anyway - the colours are just so gorgeous and last the longest time. 

Last but not least, a relatively new release - the Seventeen Gel Colour in Long Island. It's a very pretty light grey - a different kind of neutral to be sporting but one that looks amazing on fingers and toes alike. They claim to last around eight days - which is true, especially when paired with a decent base/top coat. It also has a similar wide brush to the Rimmel Salon Pro range, which is always a winner for quick application.

What are your favourite polish colours for Spring?


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