Sunday, 1 April 2012

Favourite Polishes for Spring

L-R OPI Fly, Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion, OPI Thanks A Windmillion, China Glaze Kinetic Candy

L-R Barry M Dusky Mauve, OPI Do You Lilac It?, Barry M Peach Melba

I'm a nail polish fiend, and Spring has to be one of the best seasons for nail colours. It's bright, it's light and it's fun, and although I'll probably be picking some more up in the coming few weeks, these are the colours I'll be wearing until then.

As you can see, blues are where it's at for me. I love the way they look with my skintone and just feel like they are very versatile.
Firstly is OPI's Fly, which is from the recent Nicki Minaj collection. It's a lovely deeper blue with green thrown through it and it looks amazing. I adore this shade, it looks perfect for a pop of colour as well as being slightly understated. Similar to Rimmel 60 Second polish in Sky High.

Sephora by OPI's Ocean Love Potion is one I've had in my collection since I was in Vegas two years ago, and still remains a favourite. More green than Fly but less green than Thanks a Windmillion, it's a great in between colour. Absolutely love this one!

A new one from the Holland collection is Thanks a Windmillion. A seafoam green shade, this is budge proof on my nails. I sometimes have trouble getting polish to stay on my nails without chipping and peeling, however this, along with a new favourite which will be appearing soon, has been a lifesaver. Not to mention it's perfect for the winter to spring transition, as it's lighter but not a pastel/neon.

Lastly is China Glaze's Kinetic Candy. From the Electro Pop collection released a while ago, this one screamed at me, a white based pastel icy blue. As much as it's a gorgeous colour, I do have to play with the formula - I find it slightly hard to work with unfortunately, but for the shade, I'm determind not to give up

What about the rest? We all know Barry M polishes are good value for money. At only £3 a pop, having the latest colours doesn't seem so far away. Dusky mauve is a lovely mushroom shade, some may say being slightly autumn appropriate. However, with a purple flash, it is much more wearable for spring and a great shade for all seasons. Peach Melba is a long running favourite. I didn't have this off my nails last year! A great shade to make you look more tanned than you are and looks lovely under glitters and crackle polishes. A real must have in my collection.

Do You Lilac It? is my favourite polish of them all - as I type this, it's what's on my nails! It's a gorgeous almost-pastel violent/lilac creme and it's absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps not the most exciting shade but I definitely think it's a must have in anyone's collection.


  1. I love the OPI minty gren polish, its so pretty x

  2. So pretty! Perfect colors for Spring, for sure!!

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  3. That OPI 'Fly' colour is just gorgeous. Gots to get me some of that! :)

    Great blog!