Navy blue had its moment last season--this time around it's all about pastel. Dreamy, robin's egg hues are the perfect way to welcome spring. Afraid of looking too prim with a pastel nail? Keep your nails short and natural to avoid a tea time vibe.
Nude, naked, buff--whatever you call it, the bare nail look is in for Spring 2011. We saw glossy, creamy, flesh-colored nails on practically every model backstage. That's because it's a chic way to lighten up your digits after winter's dark and moody shades. Just make sure you choose a nude with warm undertones, otherwise you'll look like you have mannequin hands.
Pantone named Honeysuckle, a bright, vibrant pink, as the color of the year. We've seen it in just about every incarnation, but our favorite way to wear this hot color has to be this cool new polish. It features a "sorbet" formula that gives nails a glossed, icy finish that's the perfect accessory for your light and airy spring wardrobe.
From polka dots to cheetah prints--nail art was all over the runways this season. If you don't consider yourself the Van Gogh of manicures, or you just lack a steady hand, check out these cool stick-on polish strips from Sally Hansen. They're nail polish--not decals or stickers--so they look totally real. Just peel off, stick on your nail and file them down to the right size and shape. Instant art!
Purple is a surprisingly versatile color. We saw it in creamy, glossy, muted and vibrant versions on the runway--each look was more amazing than the last. That's because purple is one of the most skin tone-flattering shades around. We especially like this uniquely gorgeous lacquer; it walks the line between pastel and bright.
Hate neon-bright polish but don't want to wear another boring nude nail color? Give peach a whirl! This delicate, ladylike shade adds a beautiful sheen to nails that subtly complements all skin tones, but doesn't look washed out.
What better way to welcome warmer weather than with a bright, happy color like yellow on your nails? This glittery enamel reminds us of sunshine and marshmallow Peeps--two of our very favorite things about spring!
Move over metallics--pearl is this season's hottest finish. Pearlescent polishes made a huge runway comeback for spring. Glam up your nails with this gorgeous platinum polish, which manages to appear both classic and cutting edge.
As a polish choice, green has gotten a bad rap. Relegated to St. Patrick's Day and Shrek Halloween costumes, the earthy shade has never been considered high fashion--until now. This metallic, golden-green hue is sophisticated, modern and definitely worthy of being worn year-round.