I’ve never been much of a pastel girl. They usually just don’t show up on my skin, and when they do, they can look a bit chalky. But my easy way to play with seasonal color always involves a new nail polish – it’s cheap, easy, and you can always take it off if it’s not working for you. Here are my picks for this spring’s pastel polishes.
Sally Hansen has a new formula out, Smooth and Perfect (seen here in Whisper, a light lilac). It was released in some beautiful spring shades, and is a opaque pastel creme. Went on perfectly and the color was true. Available at Drugstore.com for $5.50.
You can always count on Essie for amazing pastels. Their Wedding Collection has two beautiful pastels, a pink and blue. Above is the blue, called Borrowed and Blue. It’s even lovelier in person. Available at Nordstrom for $8.
A mint like this one! Pop Beauty, a brand that just doesn’t get a lot of recognition, has some gorgeous colors. Available at Beauty.com for $10.
And finally, how about this springy yellow by Julep? Talk about a sunny yellow – I’m pretty sure it’s hard to be grumpy with this on your tips. Julep is a fun new company that I’ve written about before – they have the Julep maven program, which gives you colors each month as well as manicure sets that make it super easy. The shades are pigmented and lovely.
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