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The New Way to Wear Pastel Nail Polishes For Spring

Apr 7 2014 - 7:00am

The following post was written by Lakeisha J. [1], who blogs at Refined & Polished [2] and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty [3].

Hey, dolls! With each new season, we welcome new shades for our tips. After Pantone announced Radiant Orchid [4] as the color of the year, many of us flocked to stores and online to find eye shadows, lippies, and of course, nail polishes in this shade. I decided to check my stash for not only Radiant Orchid, but some additional shades that I think we will see a lot of this Spring.

Most people immediately think pastels when it comes to Spring nail polish. Pastels will still be popular, but they are becoming modernized in new finishes that are a little brighter, more saturated, and not at all chalky. My favorites for this Spring include soft peaches, blues, mints, yellows, and of course, orchids. Creme polishes are a staple in your nail polish collection for their versatility: they can be worn alone or layered. This season, try a few of your favorite shades in matte, soft glitter, or shimmer finishes for an updated look.

Both mainstream and indie brands are making fashion-forward shades that should be rocked throughout the entire Spring season. My picks include shades that will be flattering and easy to wear on all skin tones. I've included just a few of my favorite brands in the photo above that you should keep an eye out for this Spring season to keep your nails looking their best. These brands range in price from $2.99 to $17, so you can get the look at any price point. Whether you like to go to a nail technician for your mani/pedi or you are a self-proclaimed DIY [5] nail polish addict, these colors are sure to get you noticed! 

Which of these colors and finishes are you most looking forward to trying this Spring?

Pictured: Barielle First Class Ticket (shop similar [6]), Butter LONDON Molly Coddled [7] ($15), Cult Nails You're My Dandy Lion (shop similiar [8]), Illamasqua Harem [9] ($17), KBShimmer Chick Me Out [10] ($8), Mentality Pilot (shop similar [11]), Serum No. 5 Lilac It? I Love It (shop similar [12]), Sinful Colors Orange Cream (shop similar [13]), SmittenPolish Audrey's Rainbow (shop similar [14]), The Lady Varnishes Come Back To Me [15] ($9), and Zoya Dillon [16] ($8)

Spring Pastels

Meet the new Spring pastel polishes.

Radiant Orchid

Illamasqua Nail Polish in Harem [17] ($17)

Bright Blue

Mentality Nail Polish in Pilot  [18] ($7)

Speckled Nude

The Lady Varnishes in Come Back To Me [19] ($9)

Metallic Mint

Zoya Nail Polish in Dillon [20] ($9)

Not-So-Mellow Yellow

KBShimmer Nail Polish in Chick Me Out [21] ($8)

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