Who says pastels are only for spring? Just look at the number of soft pink coats worn by the fashion elite the first few slushy days of NYFW. But if you don’t think you can swap your black-on-black for Easter egg hues, try going the safe route by wearing them on your nails. We rounded up our favorite pastel nail polish that will brighten up your day just by looking at them (we hope) and help you get through the last few weeks of winter.


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Deborah Lippman Spring Reveries Nail Collection in Blue Orchid

Considering powder blue could still be considered a winter shade in some circles, this pastel is perhaps the most accessible for those who may not be not be ready to fully embrace the dark nail defiance.

available for $18 at Sephora


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Londontown Lakur in Teatime

When a few coats of Teatime are applied, it becomes a gorgeous, opaque nude that truly looks like color of tea with a few drops of milk in it. Plus, it has nourishing ingredients that help protect your nails.

available for $22 at LondontownUSA.com


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Revlon Parfumerie Nail Color in Powder Puff

This perfect, baby pink nail polish is certain to be your new go-to with its subtle iridescent glitter and powder-fresh scent. Warning: you will be “that girl” smelling her nails all day.

available for $6 at Ulta


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Essie Nail Polish in Resort Fling

Part of their new spring collection, the peachy coral Resort Fling reminds us of fruity drinks and sunkissed skin…if only we could experience those reminders rather than imagine them. Sigh.

available for $8.50 at Essie


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Butter London Nail Lacquer in Fiver

And finally, the most risk-taking pastel of them all: a minty, spring green that only comes out to play when the temperatures rise above 65. We consider anyone who rocks Fiver in February a cut above.

available for $15 at Sephora



Photos via Sephora, Londontown USA, Ulta and Essie

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