Friday, March 21, 2014

5 on Friday - Spring Nail Polish Edition

It's official folks, Spring is here!  Or at least that is what the calendar says, too bad the weather hasn't gotten on board just yet.  It is working on it with 40-50 degree temps with a little teaser of 60-70 degrees here and there.  I personally can't wait for full-on SPRING weather!  In fact, I have officially moved on to Spring colors for my nail polish.  I kind of feel like I am being a rebel but frankly I need some fun, fresh colors in my life right now, and my nails are a perfect place to start.

Yesterday, while perusing the beauty section at Ross I found a sample pack of L.A. Colors Color Craze nail polish.  The pack had 7 bright, Spring colors for $5.99.  Sounds like a bargain to me.  :)  Since my nails absolutely refuse to hold nail polish more than 24 hours no matter what brand of polish I buy, I thought the price made the pack worth a try. 

Here are a few of the colors in the sample pack...

Fun, right? 

Oh, and I checked out their website but I couldn't track down the names of the colors and unfortunately, the names are not listed on the bottle.  Strange.

I also bought a couple new colors at the Gap Outlet.  I chose a mint green (Mojito Green) and Natalie picked a pink (color not on bottle).  Gap doesn't sell nail polish online so I can't provide that link either.

Since my purchases are unavailable to everyone (bummer, I know), I decided to check out OPI and China Glaze's website for some similar, fun colors for this week's 5 on Friday.  Have you ever been on their websites?  Super cool...
I am currently obsessed with mint green.  I know I may be a little late to this party but I love the freshness of the color and it feels very Spring to me.  I love the look of this minty color by China Glaze.  Its a little lighter than the mint I purchased from Gap and I love the more subtle hue.  I could definitely see purchasing this color in the future.

 Re-Fresh Mint by China Glaze
I also really liked this more blue/teal version of the mint green.

Metallic Muse by China Glaze
A nice, bright pink is also a necessity for the Spring.  There are a few ways to go with the pinks depending on the look you want.  A bright, cotton candy pink is sweet and classic or a more electric pink which adds a little spice! 
Laced Up by China Glaze

Rose Among Thorns by China Glaze
Coral is also a great Spring color.  Similar to a pink but with a more funky orange undertone.  So pretty and fresh!
High Hopes by China Glaze
Live.Love.Carnaval by OPI
A lilac is also a pretty option for Spring.  It is not as obvious or 'in your face' as some of the other colors for Spring but it still fun.  I like the sweet, girly vibe of all three shades of lilac below.
Sweet Hook by China Glaze
Light as Air by China Glaze
Do you Lilac It by OPI

Last but not least, I like a good neutral color.  I know white is pretty popular but I'm just not sure I could pull it off but I like the idea of it.  So I think these are two good options for an almost white.
Temptation Carnation has a light pink undertone but could compliment so many outfits and the silver is just a fun, funky color to wear.
Temptation Carnation by China Glaze
Platinum Silver by China Glaze
So what are your go-to colors for Spring and Summer?  What other color should I add to my rotation?

 Hope you all have a wonderful SPRING Friday!

Linking up with the sweet ladies at The Good LifeA. Liz Adventures.  Hello! Happiness. Carolina Charm for 5 on Friday!


  1. Hi! Visiting from the link up. I love the mint green one and the laced up pink one! So pretty!! I also did a post about nail polish!

  2. Visiting from the link up. I love that mint green color. I am trying to find some new shades for the spring, so I might have to check it out. Have a great weekend!