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.
The last few weeks of winter have been v dreary, dark, and like, seriously fucking depressing. It doesn’t help that it only matches my daily mood, chronic RBF, and go-to outfit of black leggings with a dark oversize sweater. To help fast forward to spring and brighten up my boring-ass life, I’ve decided to treat myself (as per usual) to a much-needed manicure that resembles a cheery spring. Prepare to think twice before grabbing your usual black polish, because these are the spring nail trends and colors you’ll want to try right now.
Chrome is like, super trendy rn, so in addition to a flashy phone case, metallic colors will look just as cute on your nails. Rose gold is def the best metal to choose (fucking duh), so feel free to contrast an accent finger with a millennial pink or rosy mauve.
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I’m not one for having my nails look like an acid trip, but a simple iridescent or pearlescent top coat can be just the right extra touch if you’re looking to add a little more to a basic mani. Stick to light shades like summer white or pale pink for a shiny au naturale set you can match with everything.
Pastels for spring are nothing special. Surprise, sur-fucking-prise. The pastel version of literally any color will be a good option for bright, cheery nails that basically make you look somehow tanner and all-around a better person. The most popular spring nail trends will def be baby blue, bright orange, pale pink, and mint green. You’re welcs.
4. Soft Yellow
Yellow nails are typically thought of as the equivalent to brown leggings. Just a downright, flat-out, hard no. Both are disgusting and totally unflattering. But IDK, this is 2018 and things are changing pretty fast, so honestly, a soft pale yellow is considered kinda cute on your nails now. I guess it doesn’t hurt to spice up your Snapchat nailfies for warmer weather to come.
5. Black AF
Just because it’s day drinking season pretty soon, doesn’t mean our devotion to black is going away anytime soon. Break up an all black manicure with nude or neutral nail art to add some ~pizzazz~ and contrast to your nails with a color block. Stick to changing up at least one accent finger, so you don’t look like a goth freak in 70 degree weather.
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