Photo Credit: Deborah Lippmann, OPI, Zoya, Butter London and Sally Hansen
The gloves are finally coming off! Time to paint on a fresh coat with our polish picks for spring:
Naked from Deborah Lippmann is the LBD of nail lacquer. This classic bare beige shade will become your go-to choice instead of the usual pale pinks and peaches this season ($16 at Deborah Lippmann).
Throw caution to the wind with Nicole by OPI's metallic yellow Dandy Lion from the Something About Spring Collection ($7.04, available exclusively at Target).
Patience is a virtue, but waiting for my nails to dry sometimes requires Mother Teresa-like resolve. Enter Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips. These peel-and-stick neons, metallics and patterns last up to ten days and are super easy to apply. Plus, there's no dry time (and no salon fees)! My faves include the try-this-at-home, funky prints -- Girl Flower, leopard-spotted Kitty Kitty and Laced Up ($9.99 at drug stores nationwide).
Warning: Expect some typos in your texts thanks to the distractingly dazzling Caitlin polish from Zoya, a gray-violet from their Intimate collection that's become an instant crowd pleaser ($8 at Zoya).
Molly Ringwald Approved
It wouldn't be spring without a touch of pink. Go a bit retro with Butter London's Teddy Girl, a pale bubblegum ($14 at Butter London).
Easter Egg Hue
Looking for a pretty pastel alternative? Try I Vant to Be A-Lone Star from OPI's Texas Collection. The slightly translucent blue will have you dreaming of cloudless skies ($8.50 at national salons).
Or add some twinkle with Deborah Lippmann's Glitter In The Air. The sheer color contains flecks of pink and blue glitter, and was inspired, says Lippmann, by customer demand and Pink's sparkly high-flying performance at the Grammy Awards ($18 at Deborah Lippmann).