Pastel nail polishes are my obsession this summer and if you haven’t discovered them yet, now is the perfect time to catch up. Now I know pastel nail polishes are usually a thing to go for in spring, but pastel looks amazing on tanned skin too and could prove to be a great manicure idea should you ever get bored of those bright, neon summer shades. Don’t take my word for it, though – take a look at these hard-to-resist shades yourself:
1 Essie - No Baggage Please
A noteworthy part of this year’s bridal collection, this pale pink shade is not only a stunner but one of my favorite ever pastel nail polishes, too! Seriously – it does things no pastel pink ever should, making it possible even for us warm-toned ladies to wear such a Barbie-ish color. There is an odd hot pink undertone hiding somewhere in there, making this polish look most definitely pink even in low light. I love the cool micro-glitter effect, too and…surprise, surprise – you can really see it!
2 Essie - to Buy or Not to Buy
If you love micro-glitter and the way shiny specks catch the light when you’re rocking your No Baggage Please, you may feel a bit disappointed for being cheated out of that experience with To Buy or Not To Buy. You will get over it, though, because this amazing lilac really is a perfect choice whenever you’re in the mood for a romantic yet trendy pastel manicure.
3 YSL - Jade Imperial
If you believe in love at first sight, you’ll definitely feel that with this nail polish! If not – look again! I absolutely love this creamy shade and I’m sure some of you ladies will love it, too. Perfect choice if you wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing My Little Pony colors but feel like experimenting with pastels nevertheless.
4 Models Own -Banana Split
A whole collection of affordable, vegan friendly, cruelty free, fruit-scented pastels – oh, thank you, thank you, thank you Models Own! My vote goes to Banana Split, a creamy pale yellow that smells delicious, looks absolutely gorgeous and could easily become my favorite summer manicure! Yummy! How do you say “No” to a pastel manicure that smells like a dessert?!
5 Zoya - Blu
Speaking about My Little Pony colors – here’s one that would look fantastic when paired with any of the pastels listed above! A delicate baby blue might not be a first or a favorite choice for us with warm skin tones but hey, there’s something about it that just makes me want it badly. What do you think?
6 Butter London - Kerfuffle
Is there a nail polish color more delicate and flattering than coral? Really ladies – you must consider it! Check this Butter London cutie out and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s one of the best pastel nail shades you’ve seen in a while. Not overly bright, overly orange or overly pink, it’s one of those hues a girl could enjoy all year long.
7 Deborah Lippmann - Rockin’ Robin
Last but not least – a fab Deborah Lippmann polish that will enable you to rock a creative mani even when you’re in a rush! A couple of brush strokes and voila – you’re ready to enjoy your fabulous ice cream inspired nails.
Have you gotten around to enjoy a girly pastel manicure this year? Hurry up, summer won’t last forever!