Spring is in the air, bringing fresh colour into your wardrobe and makeup routine. Icy cold weather can be harsh on your hands, so why not say goodbye to and treat yourself to a spring manicure in celebration of warmer days?
Reverse French manicure with flair
The French manicure continues to be a classic year in and year out, and the reverse French manicure is gaining in popularity. To achieve the look, paint the tips a contrasting darker shade (instead of the traditional white). Give this design a spring feeling by using a warm pink base like Essie Nail Polish in Not Just A Pretty Face. Paint the tips in Essie Nail Polish in Stay Up Slate (sparkly metallic silver) or Essie Nail Lacquer in Bachelorette Bash (bright watermelon pink).
Messy rainbow ombre nails
We love, love, love this messy ombre in a rainbow of pastel brights! First, paint your nails with a clear base coat, and before it dries, dot the colour onto the tips. Use a dry brush to streak the colour up towards your nail beds. Allow to dry, and finish with a clear protective topcoat. Our fave pastel brights are Essie Nail Lacquer in Cute As A Button (tomato red), Essie Nail Lacquer in Sugar Daddy (peach), Essie Nail Lacquer in Allure (pale yellow), Essie Nail Lacquer in Tourquoise & Caicos (sea green), Essie Nail Lacquer in Lapiz Of Luxury (royal blue) and Essie Nail Lacquer in Lovie Dovie (sugar pink).
We know it’s not summer yet, but as soon as spring arrives we’re ready for the beach - and we love to sport beachy colours on our nails too! This design combines wavy lines in glorious warm sunset-inspired hues. Get the look with durable nail products like Essie Nail Lacquer in Play Date (purple), Essie Nail Polish in Status Symbol (coral), Essie Nail Polish in Aim To Misbehave (gold) and Essie Nail Polish in Not Just A Pretty Face (soft peach).
Pop art polka dots
We all love polka dot nails, and yes, they look gorgeous in soft, muted colours. But polka dots are even better for spring when you combine pastel pink with a burst of bright colour! Mask off your nails with tape, and leave the lower half nude. Paint the top half with a double coat of streak-free polish like Essie Nail Lacquer in Fiji. Remove the tape and apply dots and dashes of Essie Nail Lacquer in Lapiz Of Luxury. Use a nail dotting tool for perfectly round polka dots.
Who said that floral nail art needs to be 100% perfect? Channel your inner French Impressionist painter with dots and smudges of colour on your nails, to suggest a field of spring flowers! We just love this look using the easy-to-apply-like-a-pro Essie Nail Lacquer in Clambake (red), Essie Nail Lacquer in Sugar Daddy (peach), Essie Nail Lacquer in Turquoise & Caicos (sea green), Essie Nail Lacquer in Nice Is Nice (purple) and Essie Nail Lacquer in Allure (pale yellow). Allow your , then finish with a coat of clear top coat to seal the colours.