Sunday, January 30, 2011

Colours for Spring!

Hi ladies!

Spring has sprung and are you as stoked as I am? I’m not one to adopt every single trend but this season, I’m a follower. Leave the dreariness of Winter behind you and embrace colour. 

After watching the Spring runway shows, a few colours and finishes keep reappearing. I give you the 5 MUST-HAVE colours for Spring 2011.

Chanel Riva
Blue, like a robin egg. This bright pop of colour works well with long or short nails. Dark gloomy blues are forbidden! We want to channel the feeling of Easter eggs all ready to be unwrapped and devoured. Great options include China Glaze in For Audrey and Chanel in Riva. 

Peach or Persimmon. This delicious colour is suitable for all skin tones! They work especially well when used for a pedicure. To get all dolled up, I recommend Revlon in Siren, China Glaze in Life Preserver or OPI in Hot & Spicy.
Opi Hot & Spicy (Hongkong collection

 Purple. Every imaginable shade was seen on the runway, although a lighter lilac would be more appropriate for the office as compared to indigo.  A great lilac would be YSL nail polish in Mauve Silk or Deborah Lippmann in Constant Craving. Darker options include OPI in Plugged-In Plum or RGB in Deep. Warning: If you choose to wear the darker purples, please cut your nails. Long talons look witch-like and scary.
YSL Mauve Silk

Gray. I would declare that dusty gray is THE colour to have this season. I love it and I have been sporting it practically every other day. I am obsessed with Essie in Sew Psyched.  Other excellent options include China Glaze in Magical Romantique, Deborah Lippmann in Waking up in Vegas and Manglaze in Fuggen’ Ugly which is a matte gray. 
Waking up in Vegas, Made famous by Lady Gaga :) Always ahead of the trend

Any crackle nail polish topcoat. Not technically a colour but still hot. Just be sure to use contrasting colours so that it pops! Good combinations include (base colour/crackle), pink/black. Blue/yellow. Red/gray. Purple/white.  In the Serena Williams and Katy Perry’s OPI collaboration, there is a crackle nail polish called Black Shatter. Canmake and Mia Secret have a whole range of different colours. Link here for polishes that can be brought online.

I hope this inspires you to try new colours.
Till then, happy polishing!

Notes: For more information about different finishes, here’s an excellent guide.


KarenD said...

Still very wintery here. :) Though Black Shatter hysteria is is full swing--my Ulta had probably eight displays, all empty of BS.

The Green Fairy said...

Hahhaah It's like completely sold out in Singapore. I never even saw a bottle. ^^