Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Winter to Spring: Transitional Nail Shades

Winter to Spring: Transitional Nail Shades, spring nail polish, essie, nails inc, maybelline, barrry m, romper room, hubby for dessert, surreal, lap of honour, porchester square


Winter to Spring: Transitional Nail Shades, spring nail polish, essie, nails inc, maybelline, barrry m, romper room, hubby for dessert, surreal, lap of honour, porchester square


As we start to inch away from the colder months and the sun begins to make slightly more regular appearances, I always find myself wanting to change up the dark nail shades I've been sporting all winter. Slowly but surely I'm starting to throw a few pale neutrals into the mix and even a few pastels - wild. I'm not quite all in with the bright spring colours yet, but these are the shades I've been wearing to transition from the freezing Swiss winter to the slightly less freezing spring!

Let's start with a classic, shall we? Nails Inc Porchester Square is one of those shades you can really wear all year round, but I found myself ignoring it through winter. It's definitely a slightly paler, neutral shade and a far cry from the vampy shades I've worn all winter! It's what I'm wearing on my nails now and is just one of those "throw it on and go" shades. Definitely a favourite!

Another shade I've been loving is the Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Color (pause for breath) in the shade Surreal. I really like this polish because it's not a super dark blue, but it's also not a pastel shade. It walks the line nicely between both and I think the colour of this is really unique, I don't have anything else like it in my collection. It may not look like much in the bottle but it's gorgeous once it's on the nails!

We all know I have a minor obsession with Essie and there's no exception here. In my opinion they just do pastels unlike anyone else and these are two that I reach for on a very regular basis. The first of these is Romper Room (second from the left in the first photo), a super pretty pale pink colour. What I like about this is that it almost leans more white than it does pink, meaning it's not quite a full on Easter egg shade and a good transition between winter and spring!

Hubby for Dessert is a similar shade in that it is a pastel but it's still more on the white side and keeps things looking fairly neutral. This is a gorgeous milky blue/purple shade and although it does take a bit of patience to apply and to get an opaque finish, it's well worth the effort! The two Essie shades are favourites of mine throughout summer too, but I always tend to break out the very pale pastels when I stop feeling the need to leave the house wrapped in a duvet and start occasionally seeing the sun. Definitely two to have a look at!

Finally we have one of the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints in the shade Lap of Honour. This isn't quite as pastel-ly as I thought it was going to be, there's still a lot of colour to it. I've been enjoying starting to wear a bit more purple on my nails and this seemed like a great candidate. These polishes dry super quickly (as the name suggests) and although the lasting power isn't fantastic, I can get a good three days out of these polishes - something I'm definitely willing to deal with if it means none of those dreaded pillow marks!

Those are some of the polishes I've been wearing as I make the jump from winter to spring shades! I never thought I'd match my nail polish to the season but I seem to gravitate towards different colours as the weather changes - who knew? Have you tried any of these polishes? What have been some of your go-to shades recently?


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4 comments

  1. Essie nail polishes are so good and the pastel shades are gorgeous I love them!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  2. Essie nail polishes are so good and the pastel shades are gorgeous I love them!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  3. These are all so pretty, I particularly love the gorgeous Barry M shade! Great review too! :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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  4. Essie can do no wrong for me! Hubby For Dessert looks so pretty

    The Modern Audrey

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