"Hide your wallets, guys — these new spring nail polishes are so gorgeous, they might just unlock the compulsive spender in all of us. We spotted some not-so-prim-pastels, nudes with attitude, the Pantone color that just won’t quit, and plenty more lush lacquers to bedeck your digits with in the coming months.
Here, we’ve rounded up the seven biggest trends of the season (that’s a whopping 28 new polishes, people!) for you to lust after. Come on, you know you want to…"
Sure, pastel nails for spring may be a total cliché, but know what? We don't care. Just looking at these perky polishes makes us smile. Keep an eye on mint green and canary yellow to be the sellout shades of the season. There's also an even split between creamy finishes and those with super-fine sparkle — we can't decide which one we like better.
Your lips aren't the only place to rock a sexy statement hue. In a twist on last year's matchy-matchy lips and nails, skip the demure, ladylike shades and match your vibrant pout to an equally loud and daring nail hue. This in-your-face fuchsia is a great place to start.
Creamy, milky shades of cream, white, off-white, and pale pink were de rigueur backstage at the spring shows, with everyone from Rag & Bone to Chanel keeping things low-key on the digits. Great news for girls who lack the time or patience to do a perfect mani: These simple shades are practically goof-proof and way more forgiving to shaky hands than the usual bright hues of the season. They also look refined and clean, making them the perfect accent to literally any outfit.
Pity Emerald Green. Sure, it may have been named Pantone's color of 2013, but 2012's hue, Tangerine Tango, just isn't ready to abdicate the color crown quite yet. Expect to see plenty more bright and sunny citrus shades make the rounds this spring, from reddish-orange and neon to creamy coral and sparkly sherbet.