After the new year, fashion and beauty brands start to focus on the new colors and styles for spring. Luckily, that means we get to look forward to a lot of new nail polish colors! Keep reading to see the colors and collections we’re most excited to try in 2013.
2013 General Nail Trends:
- Pantone’s Color of the Year, emerald green, is too harsh for spring nails. But, green will make an appearance in most lines in the form of mint.
- Move over neons! The eclectic oranges and tangerines of last year will be replaced by pale colors.
- You can rely on polishes from last year including light coffee hues, whites and ivories, and your favorite light pinks, purples, and blues. Just because there are new collections doesn’t mean you need to buy more, just look at the trends!
Butter LONDON’s new Spring 2013 “Sweetie Shop” collection will be available in stores in late January, and we are counting down the days until the release of this whimsical set of nail polishes. From butter LONDON’s press release, “Lacquer shades in the butter LONDON Sweetie Shop collection include:
Cuppa, a toasted opaque tan crème, named for a cup of tea served at 4PM with tea cakes. Fruit Machine, an opaque punchy carnation crème, inspired by a slot machine, most commonly found in an English pub. Molly Coddled, an opaque lavender-orchid crème, a name coming from when a child has been looked after a bit too indulgently. Fiver, an opaque icy mint crème, also known as a five pound note in the UK. Jasper, an opaque bright pastel yellow crème, the color of a wasp or yellow jacket. Kerfuffle, an opaque pink coral crème, a shade sure to make a commotion or fuss like its namesake.” We are most excited for Fiver and Molly Coddled.
Essie’s Spring Collection has three pink-purple pastels, a light grey, a bold blue, and a scarlet red. Madison Ave-Hue, used in many of the Essie Spring advertisements, is a bright fuschia with a bit of a pastel edge. Essie is also known for their stunning blue hues, so we’re excited to try Avenue Maintain. It is a bit disappointing to see the lack of diversity in this collection, and that the boldest hue of the spring collection is a predictable red with not much of a Spring feel to it. Luckily, these colors are meant to last you all year long, and that they will.
The China Glaze 2013 HoloGlam collection is filled with a diverse color set of holographic nail polishes. Holographic polishes are best known for their small flecks of glitter and tendancy to display more than one color when you move your hands different ways. These colors are fun, although maybe not as well suited for spring as some of the pastels we’ve shown already. In any case, we’re excited to sport the mint green and salmon holographic colors above to a party next year. Be on the lookout for these polishes in stores in March!
Zoya’s Spring 2013 collection is quite similar to Butter’s in its pastel quality. The three polishes on the left are actually shimmer polishes, and we have to say that we love the Julie lavendar. Of the matte polishes on the right, we love the sky blue called Blu and pale yellow Jacqueline.