Top 6 Nail Color Picks for Spring 2016


Spring has sprung here in the Midwest, and even though it literally snowed this past weekend, I am embracing the season of rebirth with open arms. Spring always inspires me to break out my brighter nail and makeup shades, as well as incorporate more G L I T T E R!

Spring calls for playful, fun colors & I have made my pick of the top six shades I am going to be wearing over and over this spring. All swatches are my own unless otherwise noted!

1. Sinful Colors | Vacation Time | $2

vacation time swatch

2. Revlon | Transforming Topcoat | Matte Pearl | $5

matte pearl pink swatch
Topcoat over Sinful Colors ’24/7′
matte pearl breezy swatch
From @breesloves on Instagram, topcoat over pale pink

3. Sugarpill | Angel Cake | $12

angel cake swatch

4. Essie | Off Tropic | $8

off tropic swatch
Two coats in indoor lighting, comes off much darker than in person
off tropic arle swatch
Swatch from @arlenails on Instagram, shows the color in a brighter white light to display the true shade better

5. Sinful Colors | Wonder Mint | $2

wondermint sinful stash swatch
From @sinfulstash on Instagram

6. Sally Hansen | Xtreme Wear | Royal Hue | $2

royal hue swatch

Nailed It: The Trendiest Shades for Fall 2015

Wednesday marks the official first day of fall, and what better way to celebrate the equinox than by making your nail game stronger than the earth’s gravitational fields? Fall is all about deep, vampy shades for both lips and nails, and this year’s trends are no different. Oxbloods and deep berries  are back in style once again, but TAUPE has made an appearance as the newest, trendiest color for nails, and I am obsessed.

Taupe is a stellar color, but doesn’t get the attention it deserves. For those with dirty blond to medium brown hair, a taupe colored pencil or cream works amazing as a brow color. (I recommend Maybelline’s Tough as Taupe Color Tattoo cream eye shadow and a firm, thin brow brush!) Taupe shades work wonderful for eye looks, especially for lighter skin tones, and those who want a cooler and yet neutral look. Seriously, I love taupe… So taupe on the nails is a trend I can get behind fully.OPI taupe-less beach

My favorite taupe nail color has got to be OPI’s Taupe-less Beach (above). Aside from the punny name, it is a lovely color that is pretty much the perfect taupe in my opinion. So pretty and cool toned… I’m in love! For a drug store alternative, I found Sinful Colors Rebel (below) from their Sinful Shine line. Sinful Colors is dirt cheap, around $2 when it’s not on sale, and with a good base and top coat easily performs just as good as the higher priced brands! And it can be found at Walgreen’s, Walmart, and I’m sure other drug store or big box retailers.

Sinful colors rebel

As you can see from the pictures, Rebel is a bit lighter, but they are pretty similar. Thanks to Gargoyle Polish for the stellar swatch of Rebel!

Aside from taupe, which I think I’ve waxed poetic about enough for today, deep reds and oxbloods are stunning and totally on trend. My newest favorite deep red is Ignite by Formula X (below, on left), available online and at Sephora. I got a sample in my Ipsy this month, and I have had it on my nails ever since. It is such a lovely, deep deep red, and would suit so many people!

formula x ignite

A drug store option for a deep oxblood in Revlon’s Nail Enamel in Vixen (below). Revlon polish is around $5, but right now it is on sale at Ulta for buy one, get one half off, so definitely hit that up if you’ve been wanting to buy a couple polishes and save some moolah!

revlon vixen

If you’ve found some beautiful nail colors for fall, let me know in the comments below.