Beauty: The best pretty nail polishes


1. Sea Breeze

Avon claims to sell a nail polish every 10 seconds, so they've decided to treat their legions of fans by improving the formula – launching in May in 12 new shades.

£6, Avon,

2. Merino cool

This understated, but still on-trend, sugar-plum polish is a more mature alternative to this season's sweet candy colours.

£9.95, Essie,

3. Blancmange

Bubble-gum pink is always popular for the warmer months and two coats of this long-wearing, chip-resistant formula will transform toes for sandal weather.

£9, Filthy Gorgeous,

4. Love Hearts U&I

MUA has collaborated with the sweetie brand Love Hearts to produce six limited-edition shades for the summer.

£2, MUA,

5. Pistachio

Mavala's perfected this season's candied nail colours – choose from candy floss, fresh melon, frozen berry, lemon cream, blue mint or this delicious pistachio: yum.


6. Neon and nude collection

This mini collection of safer shades of pastels as well as bright stand-out hues, will give you the option of experimenting.

£22, Nails Inc,