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My 6 Favorite Spring Nail Polish Shades


Spring Nail Polishes
Spring Nail Polishes by collegefashion featuring a glaze nail polish

It’s officially March which means that spring is right around the corner! Spring is definitely my favorite season because that’s when new makeup products come out and fun, pretty colors are always in – and they are so fun to play around with.

My friends know me as a nail polish addict – I’m always picking up new colors! So today I’m going to be sharing 6 of my all-time favorite spring nail polishes.

1. Essie “Eternal Optimist”

Essie eternal optimist

This polish is a light, blush-rose toned color. It looks absolutely beautiful on any skin tone. I love that this color can almost pass as neutral, so you have the liberty of wearing this polish with literally any outfit.

2. China Glaze “Lemon Fizz”

China Glaze Lemon Fizz

To me, this color screams easter. It’s such a bright, cheerful yellow. (And it’s one of our favorite Spring pastel nail polish colors of all time.) I love how creamy the product is and how opaque it is as well – only 2 coats are necessary, are you’re good. Every time I wear this color, I instantly feel so much happier – I can’t get over bright pastels for spring!

3. Sally Hansen Xreme Wear in “Mint Sorbet”

Sally hansen mint sorbet

The Xtreme Wear line from Sally Hansen is definitely a personal favorite – the brushes are thick, which makes application easy, and the nail polish itself is extremely opaque, and dries very quickly.

Mint green is hands down my favorite color. I can’t even begin to tell you how many different mint green nail polishes I have tried. This brand and color has definitely won my heart, though, it is the absolute perfect shade of mint green. It’s not even April yet and I have already painted my nails this color more than 3 times.

4. China Glaze “For Audrey”

China Glaze For Audrey

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of our all-time favorite movies here at CF. And thanks in part to Audrey Hepburn, I am now obsessed with everything Tiffany. With that said, if you want to rock that signature Tiffany blue on your nails, this is the only color that will do it. This is the most accurately mimicked Tiffany blue that I have ever tried and I’m seriously in love.

5. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Lacey Lilac”

Sally hansen lacey lilac

Once springtime hits, everyone starts rocking pastel colors on their nails – and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I absolutely love pastels year-round, but I get especially excited to rock them in springtime. This color in particular from Sally Hansen definitely beats out any other lilac from the high-end brands that I’ve tried, and trust me, I’ve tried a lot of different lilacs!

6. Orly “Rage”

Orly rage

I absolutely love, love, love metallics. I’ve tried a lot of different metallic polishes in my day, but this bronze-y rose gold from Orly is by far the best one I’ve tried. It’s so sparkly in the sunlight and the way the light reflects off of it in any room is absolutely breathtaking.

Your thoughts?

I am such a nail polish junkie – I could literally go on and on about like 20 more nail polishes that I am obsessed with for the spring, but that would take just way too long! (Though if you’re looking for a recommendation, let me know in the comments!)

What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of these colors out? What are your favorite nail polishes for the spring? Any hot new colors you’re loving? Let me know in the comments below!

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26 Responses to “My 6 Favorite Spring Nail Polish Shades”

  1. 1
    March 12th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    China Glaze “For Audrey” is definitely a favorite!

  2. 2
    March 12th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I love the China Glaze “For Audrey” such a great color!

  3. 3
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    oh gosh, think you’ve spotlight ALL my favourite colors and, lilac and rose gold are love!

  4. 4
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Sally Hansen “Mint Sorbet”. Definitely. Such a fun and sweet color!

  5. 5
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I don’t really wear nail polish but your enthusiam made me enjoy reading this post anyway!

  6. 6
    March 12th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I am wearing Mint Sorbet right now! I always get compliments on it.

  7. 7
    March 12th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I love mixing trends in between seasons like right now. Currently rocking an almost neutral peachy pink pastel polish with a metallic gold glitter fade over top :)
    I’ve been trying to find a good Tiffany Blue to try it with as well though so I’ll have to look into the China Glaze one.

  8. 8
    March 12th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I got Envy by Ulta (it’s an emerald green), and it’s lovely!

  9. 9
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Love them all! The lilac and teal shades are my faves <3

  10. 10
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I own “Lacey Lilac”; it’s a perfect spring purple! And “For Audrey” is gorgeous, I am now determined to go find it (never mind how many nail polishes I already own in the blue/green spectrum….).

  11. 11
    March 12th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I really want the “For Audrey” and “Lacey Lilac” nail polish. They are such pretty colors!

  12. 12
    March 13th, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I have the Sally Hansen Xreme Wear in Mint Sorbet. It’s really thick & has a bright white base. Because the formula is so thick it’s hard to get a smooth finish. I love the color mint but would not recommend this polish!

  13. 13
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:05 am

    For a similar mint color with a better formula (in my experience), try China Glaze Refresh-Mint.

  14. 14
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Have you tried the Essie lilac? What’s it called… lilacism! I’m a fan, although I haven’t tried the Sally Hansen one. Eternal Optimist is my go-to professional nail polish. I guess I’m a bit of an Essie junkie!

  15. 15
    March 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE the China Glaze “For Audrey” color! I like that for my fingers and the Essie “Eternal Optimist” for my toes :) Great colors! Hope you do a summer post!

  16. 16
    March 13th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I have all but one of these :| I’m a nail polish addict and I love seeing some of my faces showcased here!

  17. 17
    March 13th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    “Mint Sorbet” and Orly’s “Cashmere Cardigan” are my go-to polishes for spring – the perfect pastel colors. I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for “For Audrey” – it looks gorgeous!

  18. 18
    March 14th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Just painted my nails “Mint Sorbet”! :)

  19. 19
    March 16th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    This is a nice post but it bugs me how every single one of them except the last one is the color of an easter egg. would like to see a more diverse palette with different ideas for spring polishes other than just the “typical” spring colors. The Tiffany’s blue is pretty though.

  20. 20
    March 29th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    My new favorite is from the new CoverGirl Stay Brilliant nail polish line. Its called Coral Silk. Its absolutely beautiful! So naturally shiny.

  21. 21
    April 2nd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Hillary, I agree!

  22. 22
    April 2nd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    It’s one of my favorites!

  23. 23
    April 12th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Especially like Essie “Eternal Optimist”! I always keep my nails great pained with gel nail.

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