Yay! Spring has arrived! After much anticipation of the warm weather, I can’t help but get excited about being able to give myself a pedicure that I can flaunt in a cute pair of sandals, peep-toe pumps, or flip flops.
There are quite a few “predictions” on what this warm seasons’ manicure and pedicure nail polish “it” colours will be, but I tend to diverge from these most times as I’d rather paint my tips in colours that work well with my skin tone and that I really love.
I’m a bit of a nail polish-aholic and have an embarrassing amount of bottles in my collection which I divide into cold season hues, and warm season hues (I feel like in Canada, we only really have two seasons, winter and summer). Personally, I like deeper colours in the winter months along with pale whites or berry reds and purples. In the summer months I prefer sheer pale pinks, nudes, bubbly pastels, and bright off-the-wall colours.
As a side note, most of my polishes are either “3 Free” or “5 free”:
3 Free – does not contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate
5 Free – does not contain dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor
Here are my favourite hues from my personal collection. You can be sure they will be in constant rotation on my fingers and toes for this coming summer season:
Left to right: OPI – Natural Base Coat, Spa Ritual (3 free) – Circle of Life, Butter London (3 free) – Slapper, China Glaze – For Audrey, Misa – A Sunny Smile Makes Me Go Wild, OPI (3 free) – Cajun Shrimp, OPI (3 free) – Charged Up Cherry, Essie (3 free) – Van D’Go, OPI (3 free) – Rumples Wiggin, Essie (3 free) – Cocktail Bling, Essie (3 free) – Allure, L’Oreal (5 free) – Top of the Line (top coat).
P.S. If you’d like artistic inspiration for your summer manicures, check-out my Cute Tips Pinterest board.
P.P.S. Speaking of pedicures, be sure to visit again in the coming weeks as I’ll be sharing my favourite “it” sandals for this spring/summer!
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