A fresh coat of paint isn't just a cheap and easy way to cheer up your home; it works well on fingers and toes, too – especially when the sophisticated shades of winter make way for the brights of spring.
The current trend for nail art isn't going anywhere, but if you're too cack-handed to tackle it yourself, opt instead for a splash of colour that will hide a multitude of sins and smudges.
While bright colours are certainly fun, any chips tend to be really noticeable – which means it's time to remove the whole lot and give another shade a whirl.
La Laque Couture in No 50 Bleu Celadon
Usually, I'm not a fan of blue nail polish, but will make an exception for this pastel version which is perfect for summer feet.
Gel Effect Polish in Covent Garden
Professionally-set, long-lasting gel manicures are a worthwhile investment, but for those without the time, money or inclination for a long-term commitment, this polish will mimic the high-shine effect.
The best bright nail polishes
Electric Chrome Nail Enamel in Gwen's Crush
£6.49, Revlon, boots.com
Linked to Revlon ambassador Emma Stone's role in the new 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel, each shade in this limited-edition collection is shot through with sparks of glitter.
Nail Polish in Lovie Dovie
£7.99, Essie, boots.com
Once exclusive to professional salons, this much-loved brand is now widely available – the tricky part is choosing a shade from its extensive collection.
Nail Lacquer in Flaming Rose
A tie-in with the up-coming 'Maleficent' movie, this rich red calls to mind fresh blood, but sadly doesn't magic any wearers into Angelina Jolie's image.