NOTD: Easy as Peach

It’s spring so it’s time to bring out those brights and pastels when it comes to nails. And what color is more sunny and fun looking that yellow? Add a bit of cupcake sprinkles and you have the perfect recipe for a nail of the day that breathes spring time.

One of my favorite ways for playing around with color on my nails is by making some type of gradient. I sometimes do all 5 nails, or I alternate. I add glitters or as I did in this case: peach on the thumb and pinky, creamy yellow on the index and ring fingers and then a textured ‘cupcake’ nail polish on my middle finger. Easy peasy,  but still fun!

Products used:

  • Trind nail restorer
  • Trind nail repair
  • Orly Bonder base coat
  • China Glazy Peachykeen
  • China Glaze Lemon Fizz
  • Kiko Cupcake nail laquer 648
  • Sally Hansen Insta-dri top coat

The star of the show is this Kiko cupcake polish. This is a textured polish and I think it is supposed to look like you have cupcake sprinkles all over your nails. I only used the polish on one nail to try it out. The effect is quite muddy in a close up. However, from further away I like the effect this nail polish gives. The different colors add a hint of interest to the entire nail look and the texture makes for a nice break from the otherwise creamy polishes.

The other two polishes I used, are by China Glaze. Apart from OPI, China Glaze has to be one of my favorite nail polish brands. Finding a good creamy yellow nail polish, and pastel at that, is a feat. Most of them are streaky, do not go on opaque and need 5 coats to become a uniform layer. Lemon Fizz however, is a pretty pastel yellow shade that goes on opaque in 2 coats.

Peachykeen is a long time favorite nail polish of mine. It’s a bit more orange than a peach in my opinion, but I thought it would go well with the Kiko polish as that has some orange flecks in it. The peachy/ coral/ orange shade is perfect for spring and summer as it is a lot brighter than many of the other shades I own that are similar.

All in all this a super easy nail look that uses some bright, fun spring appropriate colors, combined with some clashing textures. And I love me some textures. I’m still a sucker for liquid sand polishes for instance, so this Kiko polish is right up my street.

What is your favorite combination on your nails?

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