Now that the sun has decided to make a proper appearance, and looks as though he will be sticking around for a wee while – fingers crossed – my make-up tastes have started leaning more towards an array of bright bold colours and pretty pastel hues, and nowhere is this change in seasonal shades more obvious than on my nails.
Long gone, but by no means forgotten, are the deep, rich autumnal tones that dominated my cosmetics cupboard for so many months, and in their place there is a collection of five trusted, and oh-so pretty, spring tones that will lift my nails right on out of winter and into the warmer months.
For a bright and bold shade, we have Essie Flowerista, a vibrant fuschia-toned purple that seems to suit any skin tone, no matter how pale!
Then we move on to some extraordinarily pretty pastels courtesy of Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup, the most beautiful pale yellow shade, and Blue Orchid, a stunning and simple pale blue shade. Both look ace with a tan, and both work so well with any ensemble, sun or not.
I won’t spend too long waxing lyrical over the next option, the incredible Nicole by OPI It Starts With Me. Potentially my favourite polish ever, I can’t see this rose gold beauty ever going too long without being worn.
Bringing up the rear is Ciate Pepperminty, which looks a bit greener in this picture than it actually comes out in real life. Still, to me this bad boy may we’ll end up being this year’s Mint Candy Apple thanks to its perfectly green blue colouring and easy-to-apply formula. Watch this space…