The recent bank holiday has left me feeling all spring like! Despite the spell of stormy weather over the weekend here in the UK, we still had the odd glimpse of spring sunshine with clearer skies and a hope of brighter times ahead. Today I've been having a rifle through some of my makeup and nail varnish stash, still trying to get more organised following our move, and I stumbled upon three of my all time favourite neutral nail colours just perfect for welcoming the season of spring into the office.
I love the pretty pastel colours out there, the blues, greens, lilacs. Yet these aren't always necessarily workspace, meeting-friendly styles. Sometimes you just can't beat a trusty nude, pale-pink or neutral that's quick and easy to apply, looks smart and chic for work and is also equally easy to remove ahead of a wilder choice for the weekend! These three all fall in to this very category and are very well tried and trusted. Staple polishes that you can always rely on and that are well worth adding to your collection. So without further ado let's take a look at my top three picks for the office this spring.
1. From left to right, first on the list is the subtle pink offering, Revlon Classy. I love the formula of Revlon nail varnish but trouble often comes with the paler colours that require a multitude of coats to get any effect and yet still remain watery and streaky. Well this colour causes no such trouble with an opaque finish that satisfies with even one coat. So if you're looking for a very quick fix of perfect but subtle pink colour then this is a great option. It's by no means one of Revlon's newest releases but for me it's an old faithful that never fails to deliver.
2. Sally Hansen Mauve Along pictured in the centre is a delicate pale mauve that I adore, think of an ever so subtle tinge of lilac in a lovely neutral disguise. This colour glides on effortlessly for a smart finish that leaves you feeling put together for both work and play! Just two quick coats and you'll achieve a ready to go, fully opaque look. This varnish is also extremely glossy. I admit I rarely ever use a topcoat anyway but with this colour you just don't need to. This really is one of my all time favourite picks for super smart nails in a flash.
3. Last but by no means least is the beautiful Leighton Denny High Performance Colour in the shade Supermodel. If pinky or mauve based colours such as the above aren't quite for you then this lovely mink colour might be just what you're looking for. I've loved this ever since it initially came into my life via a freebie on a magazine! I've repurchased since which is actually quite rare for me and nail varnish, but that's how often I love to reach for this shade. Again it's a really easy one to apply - you may well sense a theme here, I can't be doing with lots of faffing when it comes to painting my own nails!
All three of these picks are pretty hard wearing and chip resistant. Plus that's part of the beauty of neutral shades such as these, tiny chips when they do start to appear don't notice nearly as much as with bolder colours, allowing you to get away with it for longer!
I'm intrigued to know what your all time favourite nail colours are? What recommendations do you have suitable for days that you need to be a little smarter in the office? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.