These are my favorite nail polishes to wear this spring as both manicures and pedicures.
|[Spring Purples] Nicole by OPI One Big Happy Fame-ily, Essence No More Drama, Orly Bon Bon, Essie She's Picture Perfect|
|[Purple Nail Polish for Spring] Nicole by OPI One Big Happy Fame-ily, Essence No More Drama, Orly Bon Bon, Essie She's Picture Perfect|
My Top 4 Purple Polishes for Spring 2012
Nicole by OPI One Big Happy Fame-ily :: This is a bright lavender polish with silver shimmers. It will take a few coats for opacity, but it's not streaky. I wore it here.
Essence No More Drama :: This is a light and desaturated grape purple. This polish has a great consistency and looks good in two coats.
Orly Bon Bon :: This is a gray yet bright purple. It is a very light color yet it's opaque and not chalky. It has a jelly-like consistency. It looks good in two coats. I wore it here.
Essie She's Picture Perfect :: This is a blue-tone purple with fuchsia shimmer. This is another great formula, and it looks good in two coats.
|[Spring Blues] Essie Borrowed & Blue, Revlon Whimsical, Zoya Kristen|
|[Blue Nail Polish for Spring] Zoya Kristen, Revlon Whimsical (over Essie Borrowed & Blue), Essie Borrowed & Blue|
My Top 3 Blue Polishes for Spring 2012
Zoya Kristen :: This is a desaturated sky blue. This was a favorite of mine during the winter months too. I wore it here.
Revlon Whimsical :: This glitter polish has blue and pink large hexagons, smaller pink hexagons, and dots of blue and pink glitter in a milky blue-green base. I think it looks better as 1-2 coats worn over another opaque blue polish because it will take a few coats for opacity on its own.
Essie Borrowed & Blue :: This is a very light blue, but it doesn't look stark against my skin. The formula is excellent: it is not streaky or chalky, and it looks great as one coat.
|[Spring Pinks] OPI Japanese Rose Garden, Orly Cupcake, Essie Pink-a-boo|
|[Pink Nail Polish for Spring] OPI Japanese Rose Garden, Orly Cupcake, Essie Pink-a-boo (over China Glaze Innocence)|
My Top 3 Pink Nail Polishes for Spring 2012
OPI Japanese Rose Garden :: This is a medium blue-leaning pink with subtle shimmers. It's bright and cheery. I wore it here.
Orly Cupcake :: This is a bright yet slightly dusty pink. It might lean a tiny bit blue. The formula is excellent, and it looks good in two coats. I like this color much better than Orly Lollipop, which leans more blue, is more chalky, and looks too stark against my skintone.
Essie Pink-a-boo :: This is a light, bright pink with fuchsia, blue, and purple shimmers. This is sheer and somewhat streaky on its own, so I prefer to wear it over another light pink polish (like a coat of China Glaze Innocence). I wore it on its own here.
|[Spring Colors] Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Yellow Kitty, New York Color Peaches 'n Cream, China Glaze Kinetic Candy, China Glaze Techno|
|[Bright Pastels for Spring] Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Yellow Kitty, New York Color Peaches 'n Cream, China Glaze Kinetic Candy, China Glaze Techno (over Kinetic Candy)|
My Favorite Bright Pastel Polishes for Spring 2012
Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty :: This is a sunny yellow. It is a little streaky, but it's not chalky. It leans slightly green. I need three coats for opacity.
New York Color Peaches 'n Cream :: This color is between tangerine and coral. The formula is excellent, and if applied carefully, it could be a one coater.
China Glaze Kinetic Candy :: This is a slightly green blue. It is very light and bright but not too neon or too stark against my skin. It looks good in two coats.
China Glaze Techno :: This is a glittery topcoat. The glitters are holographic hexagons and small dots. One coat of this builds up plenty of glitters on a nail.
For reference, I am very fair and have cool-toned skin.
What are your favorite spring nail polishes?