Sweet as Sugar: Our Favorite Spring Nail Polishes

Click to get closer up. (photography by Matthew Shelley)

I can break my beauty product addiction down into a much more specific breed: nail polish addiction. Limited edition collections of polish let you feel festive with each season and allow you to try out trends. (Subtly.) Brightly colored denim makes you feel like Peter Pan, you say? Try the hue on your fingertips instead.  Finding spring Prabal Gurung prints a bit dizzying from head to toe? Try them out on your nails.

Now check out my absolute favorite of the spring polish collections from Essie, Estee Lauder, NARS, Le Metier de Beaute, Tom Ford, and Chanel.

1. MACPinkly Fresh,” a creamy pink with a hint of blue, $16 (NorthPark’s MAC Pro Shop, Dillards, Nordstrom, and Macy’s)
2. Estée LauderMolten Lava,” a dark mauve with gold and copper shimmer, $19 (Neiman Marcus, Dillards, Macy’s, and Nordstrom)
3. EssieOrange, It’s Obvious,” a dark neon orange, $8 (CVS, Target, and Walgreen’s)
4. Tom FordSilver Smoke,” a metallic silver with pearl shimmer, $30 (Neiman Marcus)
5. ChanelDistraction,” a coral with micro pink shimmer, $26 (Chanel Boutique, Stanley Korshak, or Neiman Marcus NorthPark)
6. NARSDiamond Life,” a metallic lilac with silver shimmer, $18 (Sephora and Neiman Marcus)
7. Le Métier de BeautéYield to Yellow,” a slightly sheer, bright mustard yellow, $18 (Neiman Marcus)
8. EssieNavigate Her,” a sweet spring pastel green, $8 (CVS, Target, and Walgreen’s)

Jump for a close-up of each swatch.

1. MAC “Pinkly Fresh”

2. Estée Lauder “Molten Lava”

3. Essie “Orange, It’s Obvious”

4. Tom Ford “Silver Smoke”

5. Chanel “Distraction”

6. NARS “Diamond Life”

7. Le Métier de Beauté “Yield to Yellow”

8. Essie “Navigate Her”


  • Debbie

    This blog’s dangerous! 🙂 Polish AND shoe porn… really like 8 & 5. (I’d wear all of them.) Thanks for heads up on all the really great fun stuff Raya!

  • CC

    Oh my. Can’t concentrate now. All I can think about is getting that Tom Ford metallic and the pastel green on my digits!