Spring 2016 Nail Polish Trends Header

Spring 2016 Nail Polish Trends

Spring 2016 Nail Polish Trends Header

Today is a very special day.

“Why?” you ask…

Today I discovered the mystical golden unicorn of the nail world. After almost 4 years of struggling to find a Cleveland based nail technician that can complete a pristine mani/pedi combo in under 2 hours without drawing blood, I found her. She actually exists! Her name is Sandy and she is spectacular.

All joking aside, a talented nail technician who you trust is high up there on the list of things every woman should have in her life… right behind an amazing hair stylist and a thorough and efficient (because no one wants to be on THAT table longer than necessary!) waxing specialist.

The modern woman’s glam squad.

Sandy managed to be speedy on application, yet meticulous in technique at the same time. In under 90 minutes I walked out of the nail salon with perfectly polished tips and toes and a new appreciation for quality handiwork. There was no aggressive cuticle hacking and no rough edges — only the most flattering spring-ready shades of taupe I would have never picked on my own.

Which brings us to today’s post… While unfortunately I can’t send Sandy directly to you, I CAN pass along some of her spring color selection wisdom as well as some of the other spring runway nail polish shades that are going to be your new favorites!


Pink Quartz: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

Spicy Reds: 5 // 6 // 7

Grey Storm: 9 // 10 // 11

Liquid Metal: 8 // 12 // 13

Serenity Blue: 14 // 15 // 16 // 17

Did you notice PANTONE’s 2016 COLORS OF THE YEAR peeking through? You’ll be seeing a ton of Pink Quartz + Serenity Blue making their appearance in everything beauty, fashion and decor!

Sandy helped me pick really clean and easy neutrals for my own mani/pedi situation. We went with OPI Tiramisu for Two on my hands (#1) — I used the longer lasting gel formula. It’s a really pretty opaque, pinky beige, best described as the color of coffee with a lot of cream! On my toes, she recommended going slightly darker with, OPI A French Quarter For Your Thoughts (#9). I would describe it as a warm grey with purply, taupe undertones.

Do YOU have any favorite nail polish colors for spring?!


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