Unless you've been buried under a rock, you'll know how big pastels are this Spring so I thought I'd show you my top 6 nail varnishes. Yes, that's right, 6. I couldn't pick just 5! : )
|L - R: ELF Lilac, ELF Mint Cream, Barry M Pale Blue, Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream, Barry M Peach Melba, Barry M Lemon Ice Cream|
Let's start with the two ELF varnishes. They were £1.50 each from ELF's website. I only bought these at the beginning of the year, thinking how gorgeous they'd be for Spring / Summer. Only thing I will say about them is they do take longer than normal to dry, but the colours are gorgeous.
|My current nails - ELF Lilac & Mint Cream|
The other 4 varnishes you can see are all by Barry M. Peach Melba is the most recent buy out of them all when there was that blogger craze about it last year! I'm so glad I got it, it's such a beautiful colour. : )
The other 3 I've loved ever since I started wearing nail varnish. A girl has to have a pastel pink in her collection somewhere & the Strawberry Ice Cream is perfect! The Pale Blue just reminds me of the sky when there are no clouds & it's just gorgeously sunny. However, the Lemon Ice Cream & I have had a love / hate relationship. Two Summer's ago, I put it on my nails & took it off immediately. For some reason, I just didn't like it. However, when I tried it on my toes, I loved it. Since then, it's been my perfect Summer shade for my toes.
- Try mixing up your pastels on your nails, never stick to just one colour. Because they are all pale shades, they look beautiful mixed together.
- Try using a matte top coat on top of your pastel nails, it takes away the shine & looks amazing.