Top 5 Spring Nail Polishes

Spring has sprung – and I can’t be more excited!  Spring means a green and flowering gardens, pedicures, colourful sandals and pastel colours!

Today I’ll be showing you my top 5 nail polishes for Spring.  Spring, to me, means sorbet-coloured shades.  Whereas, Summer = bright and colourful – thus, I’ll be doing a ‘Top 5 Summer Nail Polishes’ blog post as soon as Summer is in full swing.

So let’s jump right in:

Essie – Mint Candy Apple

I love this shade for Spring, it’s the perfect mix of both pastel blue and pastel mint green.  Two coats are all you need for full opacity and the longevity of this little polish is great.

Suntra Colour – 204

I received this nail polish in a Rubybox / Glambox / Glossybox last year and I must say, I have been pleasantly surprised.  The colour is the perfect milky purple, leaning more towards a warm-toned purple which is perfect for my skintone.  This polish also wears quite well and doesn’t chip as quick as the MAC polishes (or some of the Essence polishes).

Tip Top Nail Chic – Melting Marshmallow

The perfect easter-egg-pink, this polish applies like a dream (no streaks) and I can get away with 2 coats.

Essie – Van D’Go

I am all about peaches and corals this season so this shade is right up my alley.  This is a beautiful creamy peach shade and I usually alternate between this one and Essie’s Haute As Hello Go for Spring.  Easy to apply (not streaky at all) and lasts for days.

China Glaze – Lemon Fizz

Doesn’t the name of this polish just sound like Spring?  It’s a gorgeous milky yellow shade, not too bright, and wears like a dream.  I am really impressed with China Glaze polishes, the longevity of them is really amazing.


The swatches are in order as pictured above.

Good news – all of these polishes are available in South Africa.  Yes, even the China Glaze one!  Candice-Lee from In My Bag informed me via Instagram that China Glaze polishes are now available in SA at the Maskscara showroom in Parklands (Cape Town) and Gina (GBooth on Instagram) mentioned Miss Salon London in Morningside Shopping Centre also stock China Glaze polishes (and will order any shade they don’t have in stock, for you).  With regards to the Suntra polish, I’ve had a look online and although I can’t see the polishes sold online, there is a Suntra website (same branding) and you might be able to purchase the polishes through them.



  1. Imka
    9 September 2013 / 10:01

    Those are really beautiful colours! I think my fave is the purple one! Can’t wait to give everything a spring makeover!

    • 9 September 2013 / 14:49

      Hahah! I love Spring!

      Thanks for popping onto my blog and commenting, Imka! 🙂

  2. Chicara
    9 September 2013 / 10:30

    Such pretty colours! The Essie Van D’Go doesn’t look that light. Stunning colour. 🙂

    • 9 September 2013 / 14:48

      No, it’s actually not that light. I think I had it confused with ‘A Crewed Interest’ when we spoke about it. x

  3. 9 September 2013 / 11:59

    The Suntra polishes are sold at Pick n Pay and P&P pharmacies. I won an entire box of them (and Chic Africa, think it is the same brand actually) and have that exact same color. They last really long on me and I find them so easy to apply, one to two coats. And they are super cheap, like R30 or something.

    • 9 September 2013 / 14:47

      Thanks so much for letting me know, Bronwyn! 🙂 They last really well, I am impressed! x

  4. Tjoppie
    9 September 2013 / 13:17

    Lovely colours! I will look out for the Suntra nail polishes at P&P, sounds like good value!

    • 9 September 2013 / 14:46

      Yes, they are VERY good value!!

  5. 9 September 2013 / 15:00

    First of all, I love all the shades you have. They look so good together. Melting Marshmallow is one of my all time favourite colours ever. It’s like pink ice cream.

    I am so in love with China Glaze as well.
    Loved this post. thanks for sharing!

    • 10 September 2013 / 19:21

      Thanks, Michelle! 🙂 I actually wore these shades on my fingers for Easter this year, there’s a picture on Instagram.

      China Glaze is brilliant in terms of shade selection and longevity! x

    • 10 September 2013 / 19:21

      I love these colours – they make me happy! 🙂

  6. 10 September 2013 / 06:57

    So beautiful! Love the colours!

    • 10 September 2013 / 19:22

      Thank you for checking in on my blog, Charlene! 🙂

  7. adajeannie
    11 September 2013 / 17:54

    I love all these colours. So pretty!

    • 12 September 2013 / 11:00

      Perfect colours for Spring! I want to wear them all at once!

    • 11 November 2013 / 23:27

      No, not at all… 🙂 I bought them to organise all my nail polishes. The idea was to swatch all my polishes by colour category so that I could see what the shades actually look like on a nail. And have all my colours handy, instead of having to go through all my shades every time I wans to pick a shade. But I haven’t done it yet, and I bought nicer plastic nail swatch thingies after I bought these. So then decided to use these for the blog. 🙂

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