Spring nail trends for 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

With winter finally on its way out, we’re looking forward to packing away our purple and burgundy nail polishes, and stepping out in shades of coral, pink, orange, and, of course, pastels!

Spring 2013 nail colour trends

This spring, variety is key. Pastels are still big, but by no means the only shades on the shelves! This year we’re seeing neon emerge as a hot trend, with lumo pink, yellow, orange and lime green being some of our favourites.

Bold greens and blues are also making a comeback, while trusty coral remains a winner this spring. Last but not least, we’re loving the all the brights that have emerged. No matter what your favourite nail shade, it’s available in a brighter, bolder version this spring.

Here, some of the nail colours we’re excited to try out this spring:

Essie Neon Collection in Bottle ServiceR110.95

Mavala Chili & Spice Collection, R64 each

Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamel in Sunny Sunday, R87.95

Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel in Marmalade, R99.95

OPI Nail Lacquer in A Good Man-Darin is Hard to Find, R145

Givenchy Le Vernis in Lilas d’Exception, R265

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in That’s What I Mint!, R19.99

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Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Kariwo

    Yum! Essence has a number of pastel colours that would be perfect, even during these hot summer days

    4 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    These colours are truly beautiful!

    5 years ago •

  1. Rosegower

    Pastels for summer sound fab! Mavala have a stunning range

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love the pinks and corals – they’re truly fresh and shout of spring.

    5 years ago •

  1. Alice

    Love the ‘That’s What I Mint’ & ‘Lilas d’Exception’!

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Loving the Essie brights and the Essence pastels

    5 years ago •

  1. Leana

    I have the essence one! It doesn’t dry so quickly but I love the colour.

    5 years ago •

  1. Abby

    Lilac is my favorite at the moment, and mint green.

    5 years ago •

  1. me

    Sunny Sunday might be slightly too much for me, but the Mavala green is something I’ll try.

    5 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Gorgeous colours – one of each please!

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love the pastel shades, especially that purple Givenchy.

    5 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    I found an orange that I absolutely adore, I normally dont wear brights like that but I am loving it :D

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    All of them are really pretty but I’n not sure about the coral just yet..

    5 years ago •

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