Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Making the Grade: Spring & Summer 2012 Polish Picks

It's no secret that we loooooove us some nail polish. We literally sit on the edge of our seats for a sneak peek at each new collection from Essie, OPI and more. Last August we brought you a post featuring the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2011 and how you can incorporate the hottest colors of the season into your personal style through your nail polish. Now we're back with our suggestions for how to take the latest Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report and head out to your local drugstore, Target or department store to pick up all of the must have polishes for this spring and summer.

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"Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone's outlook this spring."
orange, it's obvious
HLNC's Pick: Essie Orange, It's Obvious


"Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power radiates warmth and cheer."
HLNC's Pick: OPI The "It" Color


"Fanciful Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity."
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HLNC's Pick: Zoya Malia


"Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret is a sensual and intense rosy-red - an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics."
HLNC's Pick: Chanel Rose Exuberant


"Sodalite Blue, a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette."
HLNC's Pick: China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway


"Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will surely make a statement this spring."
HLNC's Pick: L'Oreal Club Prive


"Margarita, a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow."
navigate her
HLNC's Pick: Essie Navigate Her


"Reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe."
HLNC's Pick: Deborah Lippmann Shape of my Heart


"Natural versatile neutrals and practicality to this season's brights. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel."
HLNC's Pick: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate


"Starfish, a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured in this season's top 10."
HLNC's Pick: butter LONDON All Hail The Queen

all quotes provided by Pantone

We'd love to hear your thoughts about this season's hottest colors!! There are many dupes on the market for each of these shades...feel free to share your suggestions. Let us know if you'll be picking up any of these polishes to complete your collection.

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful shades, I personally love the OPI and CHANEL ones:)

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  2. That tangerine color is HOT this season! Thanks so much for entering the earring giveaway and for following me by e mail. I'm going to do the same for you all. Don't want to miss out!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  3. I love the Cockatoo color! Gorgeous, thanks for sharing ladies :-)

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  4. Great post!!! I like how you gave an idea/shopping example for each shade. I've always loved polish, but this year I feel like I'm more addicted than ever! xoxo

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  5. I have to go buy all of these! Fa-bulous!

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  6. So so pretty! I love all of those colors for Spring!

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  7. i am in love with all of these colors. i repeat, all!!!
    xx jes

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  8. FOLLOWED BK SWEETY http://lets-doll-up.blogspot.com/

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  9. LOVELY colors!!!!! I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!!

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  10. Ahh, love all of these colors! I have pretty much all of these colors (or at least similar ones) in Sally Hansen except for the Bermuda Breakaway and Navigate Her!

    I will definitely be adding these to my collection, esp since I have two $3.50 off of $10 purchase coupons to Ulta :)

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  11. I have the fast & dry one in the same shade & love it

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  12. oooh I love the L'Oreal Club Prive!

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  13. great choices, I'm definitely getting that essie orange!!

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  14. I love these colors!! I'm an Essie girl so I'll definitely be looking for that orange color. I saw that green last weekend at target and was soooo close to buying it. It's definitely going to be mine in the near future :)

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  15. The two Essie colours are my fave. MMMM and the L'Oreal, ok I love them all. They are all so fun and fresh

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  16. LOVE all the colours. My fav is the OPI one, must buy!

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  17. Oh my goodness ladies, I love the Rose Exuberant by Chanel, I'm picking that up this weekend! <3

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  18. These are some super fantastic nail polish colors!!! I'm ready for Spring to get here so I can start painting my toes!!! xoxo A-

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  19. I love the OPI Solar Power color!! It's different but I'll definitely be trying it. I also really like Cockatoo by L'oreal. I recently bought a very similar shade by Essie called Turquoise and Caicos! Thanks for sharing your polish finds :) xoxo, morgan

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  20. I am obsessed with the Butter London All Hail the Queen. I must have it. Like yesterday.

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  21. Love the ESSIE spring colors - mint is so pretty. Love Butter too - thanks for the great ideas!!

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  22. I love all these, but cockatoo is my fave!

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  23. Thanks for commenting on my Fashion Star post. You totally have to watch next week. It's really good!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  24. i DEF can't get enough of nail polish -- i have WAY too many + keep buying more. i am pretty sure it has become a problem ha but thanks for tid bits on some new great polish that i will probably now go buy! haha

    happy wednesday
    xx :: ashlyn

    let it be beautiful

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  25. That L'oreal and Essie .. gorgeous :) My favourites seem to be these pastel greens and blues right now.


    Satu
    - Indie by Heart

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  26. These colors are lovely! I need to mix it up more often!

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  27. have to get that first essie and the Chanel. great colors!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  28. Loving that DL polish! Great picks :)

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  29. My nail polish collection is so sad, I need to add to it ASAP. I think I NEED the turquoise and that last pretty neutral shade.

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  30. Obsessed with the Chanel Rose. Its so expensive, but there really is nothing better. Love all of your picks!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  31. I love all your choices! I think it's safe to say that we have very similar taste. :) I have yet to try any of the Butter LONDON nail polish, but it's on my to-do list!

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  32. Now I want to go out and purchase each of these! I am a nail polish and makeup junkie!

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  33. I would wear all colors except OPI the 'it' color and Essie Navigate her. so excited for summer!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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