5 best nail varnishes for spring

Celebrate the end of January with one of these spring shades

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Rejoice! The cold hard days of January are over for another year and we can all go back to being a bit frivolous rather than broke/sober/hungry/smug (delete as appropriate depending on your enjoyment of Christmas excesses).

Spring shades have been on beauty counters for weeks, but the season finally seems within reach now – well, almost – so if you can resist no longer, your nails are a good place to start: while an eye-shadow or blusher should last you yonks, a nail polish is often a one-season wonder, making it the perfect choice for loving and leaving trends.

1. Barry M Speedy Quick Dry in Pole Position: £3.99, boots.com

 

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A minty hue rather than anything more girly stops this cheap and cheerful ice-cream shade from veering into sickly-sweet territory.
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2. Opi Samoan Sand: £11.95, opiuk.com

 

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This is perfect as a base for nail art if you're feeling experimental, but worn alone it taps into the new neutral nails trend.
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3. Dolce & Gabbana Bella no 210, £19.50, harrods.com

 

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Light, sheer, delicate – perfect for any brides-to-be who are looking for something natural but don't want to go down the opalescent route.
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4. Burberry Stone Blue no 431: £15, burberry.com

 

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This opaque, moody blue has a really great colour pay-off so you can get away with just one coat if you're in a rush.
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5. Givenchy Rose evocation no 5: £16.50, escentual.com

 

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This pops at just the right point between strawberry milkshake and Barbie; a refreshing change from the ubiquitous neons of summers past.
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Verdict
For a super-quick colour update, invest in one-coat-wonder Burberry's Stone Blue. And for a good-value minty fresh nails, try Barry M's Pole Position.

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