Spring has nearly sprung and while the weather has been transitioning, so has our beauty and fashion style. We’re taking on more fresh colours and putting away dark shades – although I do love rocking an Ox Blood shade at any time of the year! So of course this should be applied to the little details we love to take care of, like our nails.
I’m a huge collector of nail varnishes and nail products. No, seriously. After a major clean out of stale, gloopy polishes, I now have about 200 nail varnish bottles in my room right now – so let me take you through a few of my favourite nail hues that I’m loving at the moment, and of which can be perfectly worn with the onset of spring in sight.
First off, is my Mavala Nail Care Set is tha bomb! I usually use these products before my choosing my actual polish shade, as these help to repair and strengthen my nails. After shaping and buffering my nails, I’ll coat them in Mavala’s Scientifique – a nail hardener, then go in with a two step nylon fibre base – which has a rough texture, and seal which acts as another protective layer. I really do recommend these products as they have helped keep my nails in good shape after they became damaged and very brittle – too many trips to the nail salon 🙁
Next, I go in with my fave shade of the moment. This week it’s Essie’s – Jamaica Me Crazy. The name of this polish alone is what drew me to buy it – I do love a cheesy play on words – but I think the real reason is that I’m having holiday blues, can’t stand this British weather at the moment… the shade is super cute too lol!
Normally I do two layers, one thin first layer, then a second thicker layer to make the colour really pop. (I rarely use a base coat as I already use the Mavala products before any actual nail varnish and I find it just get too thick otherwise and takes forever to dry)
As I do my nails on a weekly basis – It’s way too time consuming to paint my nails more than that – I do have a cute selection of nail colours that I feel compliment the time of year.
I’m really loving pink/berry tones as they look great against my skin tone and are perfect for the time of year, but if I’m feeling a bit daring, the electric blue and hot red are definite options.
Nails Inc-Victoria | Essie-Fifth Avenue | OFAT-Tuberose| Essie-It’s Genius! | Essie-Jamaica Me Crazy! | Nails Inc- Devonshire Close | Nails Inc- Baker Street | Nails Inc-Victoria +Albert
Not that I need to but, I would love to find some more colours and branch to different brands – as you can see I’m a hardcore fan of Nails Inc and Essie! What nail colours do you love at the moment? Have you found any hues perfect for spring?
About the Author: Dianne Mitchell is a 20-something year old living in South London. By day she’s a copywriter in the jewellery industry and in the midst of writing professional blogs, cool copy and perusing social media. Keep up with Rainne Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter