Spring 2013 nail polish trends: From speckled pastels to glam glitter

By Lesley Kennedy


You can inject some serious seasonal style into your life with an inexpensive bottle of nail polish. Whether you prefer something simple and sophisticated, say a nude or something pale and creamy, or like to make a statement - pastel green or full-on glitter, anyone? — your nails can set your whole personal style tone.


- Deborah Lippmann Staccato collection: Love the idea of glam, glittery nails, but not quite ready to go full-on glitz? This new polish combines black glitter with pastel colors (try the mint Rockin’ Robin, pink I’m Not Edible or white Polka Dots and Moonbeams) - giving you pretty feminine, but with an edge. Get it: $19, www.lippmanncollection.com

- Nails Inc. Feathered Effects: Too shy to work the feather trend on your clothes? Wear it on your nails! This cool polish builds colors as you layer it, so use it alone or over a solid base color. In spring shades of teal and yellow, blue and white, pastel orange and blue or pastel peach and white, the feather-like particles add instant pop to your look. Get it: $9.50; www.sephora.com


- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in ‘Supernova’: Add instant shine to your day by brushing this purple glitter polish on your nails. Wear it alone for a more sheer look, or cover a bright base coat for added oomph. Get it: $2.99, www.ulta.com

- Milani One Coat Glitter Nail Lacquer in ‘Gold Glitz’: You’ll be puttin’ on the ritz - and the glitz - with this gold shade that glitters with the best of ‘em. Seriously, it’s like jewels for your nails. Who wouldn’t want to get in on that? Get it: $3.82, www.drugstore.com

Purple passion

- Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in ‘Sitting Pretty’: Can’t part with basic black, even in spring? Let your nails take on a pop of purple color. This medium shade isn’t too pastel, isn’t too dark - as Goldilocks would say, it’s just right. Get it: $4.79, www.target.com

- Essie Nail Polish in ‘Play Date’: Make your own ode to spring with this perfect pastel purple polish. It’s ladylike, but still fashion-forward, so it works at the office or, as the name suggests, at play. Get it: $7.75, www.walmart.com