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!
- 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?