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March 14, 2011

crazy about coral: spring nail polish colors

I’ve been doing a good job staying on top of beauty resolution number three these past few months. While I was in New York last month, Caro and I got coral manicures (as seen in this previous brunch post), and I’ve been hooked on the happy color since then. Unfortunately, at the New York salon, the bottle of coral OPI nail polish I chose didn’t have the sticker with the name on it. With a little sleuthing, though, I’ve found what I am 99.9 percent sure is the pretty coral color I had on my nails just a few weeks ago.

With spring just around the corner, what better way to brighten up your day (besides daylight savings time!) than with super-slick nails in a festive, citrus color? Here are two of my favorite coral colors from some of my favorite nail polish brands.

OPI conga-line coral south beach collection

{This is the color I had on my nails in New York! It's a shimmery coral from OPI's South Beach Collection called Conga-line Coral. Photo By Masha2020/Courtesy Flickr}

coral nail polish essie clambake

{I am loving this coral nail polish from Essie called Clambake. Who gets to name nail polish colors? I want that job! So fun. Photo By karigee/Courtesy Flickr}

What other shades of coral do you like for spring? Leave me some tips in the comments section.

 

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  • Meaghan

    I loove OPI Cajun Shrimp. Actually wearing it now!

    • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

      Oooh, good recommendation Meaghan. Very pretty color!

  • http://www.bodiesinfocus.com Megan

    I always have a tough time with nail polish because my skin is so fair. I tend to opt for very dark colors year-round, which isn’t very appropriate when it’s spring or summer. I just never think lighter colors look as nice. But this seems like a happy medium; not too pale to make my skin look washed out, but definitely not a dark hue either. I love anything red- or purple-toned, and this fits that bill — AND it’s absolutely gorgeous for spring. Great suggestion!

    Also: Love hearing about all of your NYC adventures! More, please.

  • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    I love seeing your dark-colored nail polish choices, Megan! I love the contrast with your pretty skin. I bet we could find a pretty pink or nude that would be kinda girly on your tough-girl nails :) Maybe we need to have a nail-painting party soon! xx

  • Jen

    Although it’s not the nicest of brands, Wet N Wild’s “Blaze” is gorgeous. I’d like to find a similar shade of coral with a higher quality brand.

    • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

      I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for the idea, Jen! :)

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