Buy Now: Pastel Polish

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to pull out those sandals, peel off those gloves, and show off those nails. Even in the gloomiest of April showers, freshly painted nails can satisfy your longing for May flowers. Schedule a mani-pedi and try out spring’s newest polish colors. It’s all about pastels this season, so go with lavender or lilac, robin’s egg blue or minty green, nature-inspired nudes and any sort of warm, rosy pink. And for Friday night out? Gunmetal gray puts the petal to the metal.

1. OPI Suzi Skis the Pyrenees Suede ($6.50)
Okay, so maybe you’re not always in the mood for a flirty pastel. That’s okay…try gunmetal gray! It’s just as on trend and pushes nail polish from girly to all-out glam.

2. Christian Dior Nail Enamel Iridescent Lilac ($19)
Winter’s plums and purples give way to lilacs and lavenders this spring. This iridescent Dior is a great way to traverse the divide between winter and spring.

3. SpaRitual Nail Laquer in Delight ($30)
Fun, flirty and a little unexpected, blue is your ticket to the weekend, picnics in the park, and concert-going. This shade says springtime fun is right around the corner…

4. CHI Ceramic Nail Laquer in CHI-ngle Bells ($6)
Minty greens are springing up everywhere. The perfect complement to nudes and neutrals, this shade calls forth the first blades of grass and the budding trees.

5. Revlon Sweet Nothings Nail Polish in Nude Nightie ($1.50)
Nature-inspired? Try out a nude in any shade from peachy to pink. Nudes are understated, but sexy, too, as they hint of the bare, sun-skinned skin that summer will bring.

6. Essi Nail Polish in California Coral ($7.50)
Think pink. You can’t go wrong with any shade, but stay away from over-pearlized or metallic finishes. Think pure color like this coral meets pink Essie shade.