Bright and bold nail colors make a statement
With winter behind us, bright and bold is the motto of spring and summer, nothing like the gloom and doom days of the winter season. Spring outfits can pop with the right nail color, and brands have been busy building up their offerings, many of which focus on removing potentially harmful chemicals. Here are some hot colors perfect for warmer weather.
SinfulColors Sail La Vie
As blue as the sky on a clear, sunny day or a dazzling cornflower blue as described by the brand, this polish is perfect for a bold and vibrant mani. Created with a formula that provides full-color coverage, Sail La Vie, along with other shades from the brand, are formulated without the use of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. Sail La Vie’s SinfulColors retails for $1.99 at Walgreens.
Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color-On a Trip
Add some major pop to any day of the week with this five-day chip-resistant purple nail polish. On a Trip contains a resin polymer the company said is designed to improve color adhesion, along with calcium and mineral, which are fortified to help prevent nail discoloration. It also is free of formaldehyde and other toxins. This polish also features wet n wild’s ManiCurve Pro Brush, which the company said allows for liquid to drain down to the bristles equally. It retails for $2.49 at wetnwild.com.
Revlon Nail Enamel’s Gilded Goddess
This futuristic shade hails from the brand’s Holochrome collection, which brings chrome and holographic effects together for a high-impact color. Each shade in the collection delivers a multidimensional effect and textures that come in two distinct finishes — holographic and chrome. Gilded Goddess plays with light for a metal-like finish, is formulated with innovative micro-foil pigments and is created without the use of chemicals, Revlon said. Gilded Goddess retails for $5.99.
Essie’s let it glow
The fiery coral enamel shade from the company’s desert mirage collection glistens with a copper shimmer and contains a high-glossy shine finish. The company said the product is designed to offer high durability without having been tested on animals, while the brush fits every nail size and allows for a streak-free application. To achieve the perfect manicure, Essie recommends applying one of its base coats first before applying two coats of the polish, and following up with a top coat. Let it glow retails for $9 at essie.com.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel’s B Girl
Perfect for a day at the beach, this mint-colored chip-resistant shade contains the brand’s patented technology for long wear and is formulated without the use of harmful chemicals. No UV lamp is required to achieve the gel manicure, and Sally Hansen recommends applying two coats of color on nails that are clean and dry, then allowing the polish to dry for five minutes before applying one coat of top polish. B Girl retails for $9.99 at Ulta Beauty.
ORLY’s Cyber Peach
This pale, elegant peach tone is part of the brand’s Pastel City Collection and is perfect for a spring or delicate summer mani. Created and inspired by the city of Los Angeles, ORLY’s line of nail lacquers are created without harmful chemicals and aim to nourish, protect, add shine and shorten drying time. Polishes also feature the Gripper Cap, which the company said allows for easy opening and precision performance. Cyber Peach retails for $9.50 at orlybeauty.com.
OPI Nail Lacquer’s Big Apple Red
Bright, shiny and ready to take on the world, the brand’s high quality and heavily pigmented lacquers are created with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Big Apple Red and the rest of the brand’s offerings are super rich, long lasting, chip resistant and feature OPI’s ProWide Brush for application. Big Apple Red retails for $10 at opi.com and Ulta Beauty.
Subtle yet dramatic, this warm, soft, sandy champagne metallic fits with other nude shades and contains a noticeable opaque intensity. As with other products from ZOYA, the company said this polish was formulated by having such toxic ingredients as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate formulations removed. Beth retails for $10 at zoya.com.
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