Easter Egg Nails

Happy Easter! This year, we had the cutest gold foil eggs in our house, and I was definitely inspired by them for my Easter nails. I used a dry brush nail art technique on top of a pastel rainbow. To achieve this look, wipe off a majority of the polish from the brush on the side of the bottle, and then gently sweep across your nails in various directions. It’s a super simple technique, and I even used two different golds to add some extra dimension!

Easter Egg Nails // Novels and Nail PolishHappy Reading!

Nail Polish Trend Report {Spring 2016}

Taking a page out of Pantone’s book, this year’s spring color trends are filled with peaceful & tranquil shades and pops of vivid brights. Along with Rose Quartz and Serenity, I’ve pulled together a few polishes that I’m loving for spring!Spring 2016 Nail Polish Trend Report // Novels and Nail PolishRose Quartz & Serenity Spring 2016 Nail Polish Trend Report // Novels and Nail PolishPale pink and pastel periwinkle are perfect colors for spring, and they also happen to be Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year. My favorite selections for these two colors are Essie Bikini So Teeny – no surprise here! – and Julep Martha.

Coral & Turquoise Spring 2016 Nail Polish Trend Report // Novels and Nail PolishThese are two of my favorite colors to wear from spring into summer. They are slightly more vibrant than my first two picks, but are still subtle enough for these next couple months. wHet Nails Hubris and Julep Alyssa are spot on for this trend.

Pops & SparkleSpring 2016 Nail Polish Trend Report // Novels and Nail PolishPantone’s Spring Trend Report noted that bright pops are the perfect contrast to the otherwise very calming and tranquil spring selections. Enter, Butter London Cheeky Chops, the ultimate combination of pastel and bright yellow. Another popular trend this season is jewel tones, like the gorgeous Essie Starry Starry Night. And if you’re feeling adventurous this spring, glitter top coats, like Julep Melody, are perfect to add a little something extra to your manicure.

What colors do you love to wear during spring? Let me know if I mentioned one of your favorites! Happy Reading!

Spring Has Sprung

Welcome back, spring – my favorite season! I don’t think I’ll ever tire of pastel books, so naturally a pretty, spring-inspired shelfie to celebrate the return of this lovely season is totally necessary! My top pics for spring nail colors are coming soon, so keep an eye out for those.

Spring pastel bookshelf // Novels and Nail PolishHappy Reading!

Nail Polish Favorites // Spring 2015

SPRING! My favorite season is finally upon us, and I am overly excited for the gorgeous nail polish trends this year.

Spring 2015 Nail Polish Trends // Novels and Nail Polish

I am so inspired by the Pantone collection, En Plein Air, for Spring 2015. It’s a gorgeous blend of soft pastels and understated bright shades that you’d find in florals & nature, and ultimately will stand out beautifully on your nails. We seriously can’t do wrong with any of their choices. You know who else has channeled this trend TO PERFECTION? Essie’s collab Spring 2015 Collection, Flowerista, with Rebecca Minkoff.

I could continue to rave about how passionate I am when it comes to the absolutely gorgeous colors gracing nails this season, but how about I just show you?

Spring 2015 Nail Polish Trends // Novels and Nail Polish

Marsala – As Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala is rich and robust, which lends itself to great manicures. I love Mint’s Moonlit Stroll as the perfect, wearable version of this trend. It has so many dimensions, and when I have it on, I can’t keep my eyes off it!

Spring 2015 Nail Polish Trends // Novels and Nail Polish

Nude – If you ask me, a good nude is always on trend no matter the season. When you’re looking during spring, you need a nude that brings new life and depth into your wardrobe in the same way the earth begins to find life again after winter. If you’ll bear with me, I’m about to start my lovefest over Essie’s spring collection! Picked Perfect is one of two nudes in their new collection, and this guy specifially is a warm almond shade I’ve fallen in love with.

Teal – I’ve already mentioned how much I love Essie’s Spring Collection this year, so obviously my teal of choice this season is Garden Variety! There is no lack of pigment here, and if you want a punchy, funky teal, you’ve come to the right place.

Grey – I always crave a nice grey with blueish undertones for spring. It really is the ultimate color that allows brighter, more showstopping shades to take center stage. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Essie’s Petal Pushers is perfection! Another home run for their spring collection.

Spring 2015 Nail Polish Trends // Novels and Nail Polish

Dusty Pastels – Whether it’s blue, pink, purple or green, pastels shine brightest during the spring. This year, I’m extra loving the dusty versions of these soft shades. Julep’s Shelly, a dusty mint, has been the apple of my eye for the last couple months, and I can’t wait to continue to wear it through the spring months!

What are your picks for Spring 2015 nail polish trends? Happy Reading!

Say I Do {with Mint}

Wedding bells and white dresses mean one of the most important days of a woman’s life. And while love is the primary focus of your wedding day, your nails are allowed to be important too!

I may not be getting married any time soon, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate some of the polishes I would love to wear on my big day!

Mint Polish Bridal Set

My love for Mint Polish is no secret. The formula is fantastic and the colors are gorgeous! Their brand new Bridal Collection is to die for, whether you’re a bride-to-be or not. I used some of these beauties in my Valentine’s Day collab, and I’m still not over them. They have a mix of class and personality that will make it hard to stop staring at your nails on the reg!

For the Classic Bride {I Do}

Mint’s original bridal color is a creamy pale pink, reminiscent of my all-time fav flower, the peony! If you’re the girl that lives by the mantra “less is more,” I Do is the polish you should be sporting on your big day. Make sure you build up the color with two thin coats, because like most pale colors, it struggles to dry evenly if you put too much on at once. Mint Polish I Do // Novels and Nail Polish Mint Polish I Do // Novels and Nail Polish

For the Glam Bride {She Said Yes!}

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? Accentuate your gorgeous ring by adding a couple coats of She Said Yes! to your mani. I love this micro-glitter because its iridescent quality gives the shimmer a ton of dimension! Mint Polish She Said Yes // Novels and Nail Polish I paired it with I Do, creating little shining half-moons and a fabulous accent nail. Whether you wear it as an accent color or on its own, She Said Yes! is every glam bride’s best friend.Mint Polish She Said Yes // Novels and Nail Polish Mint Polish She Said Yes // Novels and Nail Polish

For the Fun Bride {Bouquet Toss}

Coral looks great on all skin tones, and Bouquet Toss is even better than you can imagine. It’s a vibrant combination of pink and orange, and with spring on its way, there isn’t a better color to welcome it with open arms! If you plan on dancing the night away with your brand-new hubby, grab Bouquet Toss and get ready for the party of your life!

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What color do you want to wear on your wedding day? Happy Reading!