Spring 2013 Nail Polish Trends: Nudes and Pastels

Have we all not had enough of the winter yet? I know we have it much better than all y’all up North (pouring one out for all my sistas digging out from the recent snowstorm…one love!) but it’s still cold. I’m still wearing boots, people. It’s dangerously close to April. This is not acceptable. Luckily, I can start getting springy on my nails with spring 2013 nail polish trends.

spring 2013 nail polish trends - light nudes, candy pink, shimmer topcoats

Here are a few of my favorite DIY manicures with Spring 2013 nail polish trend styles from Essie, Revlon, Wet N Wild and Julep.

Spring 2013 Nail Trends

This first one is a gray putty color from Revlon, I believe called Graceful. It is discontinued *womp womp* but please turn your attention to this lovely Essie Lux Effects Pure Pearlfection topcoat. It’s a gorgeous clear microglitter that gives your basic cremes a gorgeous sheen. I have tried it on several colors and havent’ found one that doesn’t work.

spring 2013 nail polish trends Essie Pure Pearlfection swatch

This color could have been a bit on the boring side, but with the gold microglitter, it makes it simply amazing. ELF Glamour Girl, part of the ELF 15 Piece Nail Polish Holiday Collection, is a work-appropriate way to bring some glitter to your nails. ELF Glamour Girl was easy to work with and opaque in two coats.

spring 2013 nail polish trends elf glamour girl swatch

The Julep for Hello Giggles Tickled Pink Ombre set included three gorgeous pinks (you can see the watermelon red here.) Julep Carrie is the last one I tried and it’s just perfect. A light, cotton candy pink creme will bring spring 2013 nail polish trends to your tips and make you think about those April flowers that will hopefully be sprouting soon. Julep Carrie was a little difficult to work with (I needed three coats to get rid of streakiness) but the color more than makes up for it.

spring 2013 nail polish trends julep carrie swatch

Wet N Wild, I used to buy that stuff when I was a pre-teen…blue eyeshadow anyone? Now Wet N Wild has some pretty amazing polishes for next to nothing (This one was under $2 at Walmart or $3 on Amazon.) Wet N Wild Private Viewing is a sheer pink nude with nice build up to opaque (three coats with no streakiness.) I was surprised how much I liked this on my skin tone. This swatch has a topcoat of Essie Pure Pearlfection.

spring 2013 nail polish trends wet n wild private viewing essie lux effects pure pearlfection swatcg

We’re not all fans of pink nail polish, are we? And some of us aren’t really even fans of nudes and neutrals. I love a good gray blue nail polish because it feels trendy without being flashy for a work environment (although, really, do I care? nah.) I loved the color of ELF Misty Haze, from the 14 Piece Holiday Collection (if you’re a nail polish addict or are just getting started with your DIY manicures, it’s worth checking out — $15 for 14 mini polishes.)

spring 2013 nail trends elf misty haze swatch

Essie Ballet Slippers was one of the first light pink/neutral colors I tried when I started painting my nails again, and I’m so glad I did. This color is a build-able sheer pink, perfect for a french manicure or built it by itself. Essie Ballet Slippers is a great way to bring the spring 2013 nail polish trends to your life.

spring nail polish trends essie ballet slippers

allParenting has even more gorgeous shades to try! Which spring 2013 nail polish trends will you be trying?

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