As the poem goes, April is the cruelest month, but we're here to argue for giving the prize to February. The holidays are long gone, winter has truly set in, and snow (and ice) cover the streets. The calendar says spring is just around the corner, but the weather forecast says otherwise.
It's about this time we start getting tired of dark winter colors on our nails, and crave something light and fresh instead. It's not yet time to wear all out candy-colored spring pastels, but letting color creep in via pale pastels is our favorite way to brighten up our fingertips. From the new neutrals (greys, mauves, nudes) to icy greens and shimmery pinks, there's something for everyone here.
Lavender: Morgan Taylor PS I Love You, pastel yellow: Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup, speckly pink: Illamasqua Scarce.
Camel: OPI Samoan Sand, white: Intensae White Horse, light grey: Jin Soon Kookie White, mauve: Morgan Taylor Perfect Match.
Floss Gloss Faded (muted black), Deborah Lippmann Spring Buds (pistachio creme), Morgan Taylor Adorned in Diamonds (shimmery nude).
NARS Thasos, Essie Lilacism, Essie Mint Candy Apple.