A new season means new beauty trends (and fashion trends, jewelry trends, and all of the above). But, today’s focus is all on the glam department, specifically nail colors that we’re stocking up on for spring. Since crappy winter weather will all be gone soon, it only makes sense to add pops of color with bold hues like blue, green, and yellow to name a few. So I browsed the web to give you the best product picks for upgrading your nail game this spring. And yes, top contenders include some of your favorite brands like Essie and OPI. Here, five spring nail color trends to hop on ASAP.
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Forget sky blue and turquoise. This spring it’s all about the electrifying shade that is cobalt blue. This is a not-so-intimidating way to experiment with a little color if neutrals are usually more your speed. You’ll be able to rock this on your nail beds while wearing anything from your spring wardrobe, but it’s still edgy enough to make a statement.
Shop It: Essie 819 Butler, $9.80, Amazon
Not afraid to take a risk? Go for the green—neon green that is. While green polish can usually be a bit swampy/forest-y or on the emerald side, this year it’s about the brightest hue possible. It’s perfect for festival season or any spring break plans.
Shop It: Duri Nails NYC Apply Envy, $9.49, Amazon
This shade of yellow falls right down the middle between a muted polish and a neon polish. Canary yellow is the perfect shade to wear as we approach spring holidays without making too much noise. Whether your nails are long or short, they’ll look amaze in canary yellow.
Shop It: OPI Don’t Tell a Sol, $11.49, Amazon
Lip Gloss Pink
Lip gloss nails are one of the cooler nail trends I’ve been seeing lately, and that’s because it’s really so simple. Some of you have been doing it all along, especially if a soft pink or beige is your go-to nail polish shade. Embrace your inner basic bitch and swipe it on.
Shop It: Essie Ballet Slippers, $9.25, Amazon
Chrome nails aren’t necessarily new, but they had a moment once Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nail look took over social media last year. That look is done with chrome powder, but you can go full throttle with a mirrored mani using silver nail polish. This one replicates the look of foil so rather than covering your nails in glitter, it’s strictly metallic.
I feel like the only reason anyone says they looove summer is because temperatures are finally decent enough to emerge from our six month hibernation and day drink excessively. No one in their right mind actually enjoys the sweltering heat and ditching their all-black attire just so people don’t think they’re emo weirdos. By now, we’ve thankfully retired our rompers, wedges, and obnoxious bright nail polish. It’s my fave time of year where I can step into a nail salon anxiety-free and choose my go-to color without any hesitation because when in doubt, always go black. I swear, I’m like, positive my manicurist said a prayer last week when I chose a color within 30 seconds. I mean, maybe with the exception of matte black, a basic black manicure is honestly so 2000s. Although you’re too lame to try new things or you forget that 10 million other colors exist, fall def offers us a plethora of gothy polish options that are just as cute as black. They’re just as smart as black. People totally like these colors just as much as black. We should all just totally stab black!
Uh, anyway, it’s time to change it up so, here are the really effing cute neutral alternatives to step up your basic black manicure game.
1. Christian Louboutin ‘The Noirs’ Nail Colour In Daffodile
Did anyone else know Christian Louboutin had a nail polish line? Yeah, me neither, but it’s as dramatic and eye-catching as you’d expect. I mean, look at the fucking spike for a cap—amazing. This “daffodile” gray is the complete opposite of the cheery yellow flower (fucking obviously), making it the perfect cool neutral shade that looks good with any skin tone. The nail lacquer applies better than any nail polish you’ve ever tried (bible!) for glossy, long-lasting, chip-resistant results.
2. OPI Nail Lacquer In Coconut Over OPI
A summery light brown still works as the weather cools down because it’s such an edgy nude that honestly works for any time of the year. The toasty taupe is a combo of light gray and beige, making it a light shade that takes on a cooler hue. We all know that OPI is life, otherwise our local nail salon wouldn’t be stocked with it, so your nails will obviously look effortlessly chic regardless of if you DIY or treat yourself to ANC.
3. Nails Inc Nailpure Polish In Prince Arthur Road
Deep navy is like the nicer, less aggressive version of black. It actually has a pigment of color that doesn’t make you look seriously anti-social, but it’s dark enough to claw someone’s eyes out if they
eat your leftovers get on your bad side. It’s neutral and dark enough to *almost* become the new black this fall, so it’ll def go with all the black ankle booties you wear this season.
4. NARS Nail Polish In Chinatown
Honestly, nothing is more betchy than a gorg red manicure. It’s classy, sophisticated, and IDK why, but it just makes you look like a boss-ass bitch. There’s just something about a deep merlot nail in the fall that makes me
drink wine more than usual feel like I have my shit together. It looks fab with every single one of my generic black leggings and Adidas Superstars (persecute me), and yet, it still channels my inner homicidal persona.
5. Jin Soon Nail Polish In Tila
The description literally says “moody” so that’s how you know you’re in the right place. The cross of deep ocean and forest green is seriously v unique if you’re looking for something to spice up your life, and it’s totally not basic yet so you may as well cop this while you can. Jin Soon’s collection is pretty clutch because it dries in like, five seconds and lasts forever compared to the shit you probs buy at Duane Reade.
6. Essie Nail Polish In Sole Mate
Dark purple is my go-to on days I feel like being the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet. A dark plum is a neutral deep purple you can match with surprisingly everything and easily take from fall into the upcoming winter. Essie’s 10/10 nail polish slays the game and will make your next dark mani look just as #flawless as this color.