My Spring Polish Picks #ALODrugstoreWeek

spring nails 2016
I haven’t spoken about nail polish in a little while on ALO but since it’s Manicure Monday and the first day of Drugstore week I thought I would share my spring picks.

A quick note on Manicure Monday, I have stopped doing it as I have become a little bit of a shellac addict but do let me know if you miss them and I might be tempted to ditch the gel.

I get particularly excited about nails in spring and summer, I love pastels and slightly more daring colours, often teamed with more natural bronzy makeup. I think the nails is a really easy place to play with colour and I don’t believe there is any reason to pay lots of ££ for nail polish when drugstore ones are so good- in fact none of these are over £7!

– it might be spring but you always need a nude in your nail polish wardrobe, this one is a really beautiful greige, which is surprisingly flattering and easy to wear.

Bourjois 1 Seconde in Jamais Saumon Vernis – I love how quick and easy the Bourjois 1 Seconde Polishes are to apply as they have beautiful fanned out brush with a great long lid which makes it really comfortable to hold. This colour is a fun but subtle peachy shade that would look particularly beautiful paired with a tan.

Avon Gel Shine in Mint to Be- I’ve been avoiding mint polishes all winter but I have heard great things about these Avon Gel Shine polishes and although I am yet to try it I couldn’t help but include it, so pretty!

Topshop Nails in Leigh- I am in love with the new denim inspired Topshop and Leigh is my favourite, I love pale blue polishes, they’re so fun and spring-y.

Barry M Speedy in Freestyle- These Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Polishes are my go-to when I’m in a rush as they really do dry quickly, I’m loving this pale pink which I would happily wear for months on end.

Barry M Coconut Infusion in Flamingo- The newest range from Barry M, this is the ultimate tan colour and I cant wait to pain my toes with this colour!


  1. 25th April 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Thee colours are so pretty! I really recommend fiji by Essie, its slightly more expensive but lasts forever and the colour is beautiful!

  2. Erin (MakeErinOver)
    26th April 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I’ve just watched your first drugstore video on YT! Cannot believe I wasnt subscribed to you there, as I have watched most of your videos! Anyways I am in love with the New Barry M collection you showed, eeeeek! I want them all, especially the orange shade 🙂

    I have just posted my favourite nail shades for spring/summer too 🙂

  3. 27th April 2016 / 9:51 am

    Bare Hug looks really lovely! Season-appropriate or not, I don’t care 🙂

  4. 1st May 2016 / 10:41 am

    Your blog is so cute and I love all these nail polishes!
    Could you do a post on how you do your blog (taking pictures, writing posts, getting readers).
    This is my blog would love to know what you think x

  5. 2nd May 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I love the look of the Avon nail polish! What a pretty colour x
    Louise |

  6. Diamond Designs Uniform
    3rd May 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Painting pastel shades onto your nails is a great way to inject some colour into your Spring outfit. We love the colours you have chosen, in particular the Topshop Nails in Leigh!
    Diamond Designs Uniform |

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