Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Color Pop

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Good morning, loves! Hope you're having a bright and cheery week!

Speaking of bright, it's getting to be that time of year where all I want is bright pops of vibrant color to help tempt spring to come my way. Yeah I know it's still technically February and we have a few more weeks before it's officially here but this happens to me ever year. I anxiously await it's arrival as colors of the rainbow float through my dreams.

The stores are all decked out in color. And I have to admit that even though I'm looking forward to ditching my dark winter clothes, I'm a bit timid to go full on head to toe neon this time of year. Well honestly I'd probably never go full on head to toe neon but you get what I mean.

I'd rather ease on into the trend with my manis. I already ditched my old winter standby Wicked last week and started sporting one of my other go to faves, Essie Lollipop. And I have to tell you, it instantly brightened up things.

And I have a few more shades on the radar that I'll be picking up in the near future. Here are a few I'm lusting after.

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What are your favorite nail shades these days? Any new shades that you have your eye on this season?

Have a wonderful day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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53 comments:

sugarhoneybaby said...

I am so happy,I need colors these days.Spring <3

O said...

Am ready for some color popping! My current new color is red :) xoxo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Colour blocking is ever so trendy this season. Love a good, happy splash of colour;-)

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Lusting over the colored denim! And that Chanel color is one of my favorites as well. Thanks for bringing a pop of color into my day <3

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Beautiful!! I love bright colours and am trying to get more in my wardrobe!! I have many bright nail colours, been wearing bright baby blue at the moment, but I will switch to bright pink soon for a difference!! I hope you have a great day flower xoxo

Charlotta Grönberg said...

What a lovely, happy looking post! I long for spring, too, but I am just as happy with the weather today: -2 degrees Celsius, sun is shining, snow is melting on the roof and dripping with small sounds onto the ground and bouncing back against the window. Love.

Punctuation Mark said...

I love all of these colors... they brighten everything out there!

Statements in Fashion said...

Color just makes me happy:)
Great pics!!

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With love... said...

Oh it feels like summer already.
So nice!!

Enjoy your day darling.

Alexa said...

Ah I am so into brights this season. They are just making me smile!

Roselie said...

Neon clothing is one thing I love seeing other people wear but I don't think it suits me. Neon manicure on the other hand I love it! So bright and cheery...

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

In the full on summer I am willing to be a little more fun with my color. But right now I limit it to a little pink here and there. And of course the mani.

fancyfunction said...

Love your color choices and really looking forward to Spring! My next manicure is going to be mint green. :-)

classiq said...

Nail polish is a great way to incorporate bright colour into your look (I make great use of it, as I'm not bold enough to go for a clothing item in a vivid colour too often). For me the 1st of March has always marked the beginning of spring, so I couldn't be happier. Have a beautiful day, Dawn! xo
Ada

pretty pink tulips said...

I am loving my hot pink toes!!! I feel like I've secretly got some color going on. And, can't wait for open toe shoes and sandals!

Love these colors!
xoxo Elizabeth

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

All of these images are so happy + bright! I have Essie Ole Caliente on my nails right now and it is fab, like a neon red!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

All of these images are so happy + bright! I have Essie Ole Caliente on my nails right now and it is fab, like a neon red!

rolala said...

I'm loving all your vibrant polish picks! The nails are a great place to wear some some happy pops of color as we await the spring weather to arrive :)

rolala loves

Fashion Meets Food said...

Now can you not adore a pop of color. Right now I am wearing pastels on my nails or a pop of color such as pink or orange. xo

Styleabaad said...

I love every single pic in this post, I'm so into colors right now! I agree with you about the neon, I too prefer it on my manis! I can't wait to pick up a neon orange soon! That "pool blue" looks perfect too!

xoxo
Elsa

Taylor Morgan said...

loving the pops of color that are just around the corner! I just got my nails painted "Big Apple Red" by OPI and I am obsessing. It's my new favorite color. Very cherry red. love all these polishes you shared! fun colors. have a great day lady!

Dancing Branflake said...

I am loving that Chanel shade! It is gorgeous!!!
Yes, pops of color are always welcomed in my life, also. As is this beautiful post!

Melisande said...

beautiful! i'll be pinning most of those photos to my "bright" pinterest board! i'm all about red denim, patterned tops, coral nails, and pops of neon right now.

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Katie said...

Im ready for spring as soon as its March!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I am loving the bright colors that are in style for spring this season, they make me so happy! And even though it's currently freezing where I live and summer is months away, nail polish is a great way to brighten up the drab end of winter blahs....I love all the colors you chose, so pretty! xoxo

Martina said...

Yes, i know what you mean - color is gorgeous, but when it comes to outfits, it must be used with care! I'll get a few colorful things like little cardi and maybe a handbag and a flower-pin and combine it with jeans or neutral shades. Can't wait ;)

Tanvi said...

Love Love Love ... You know me! I am all about color.

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B. in the Know said...

Loving all those bright colors! It suddenly decided to be winter here, so I am in need of some bright nails so there is something encouraging spring to show it's lovely face - though I think it is supposed to go back to being warmer next week. I really want to try some of the neon nails since I do not know that I will be doing head to toe neon - at least not at the office!
Much love,
B

TheWhitList said...

I'm always looking to add color, as I gravitate toward neutrals. I'm thinking a pair of colorful jeans. Maybe in the red/coral family? And I like colorful nailpolish on my toes :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

mint green anything is my fave these days!!

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

We're so on the same page considering colors and Spring! I would love a peachy orange nailpolish...

About Last Weekend said...

I've been sooo tempted by getting a pair of bright coloured jeans but worried I'll only wear them once. For now its the tootsies and loving those "slapper" tones - what a great name!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Ohhhhhhh!!!! I love Disco Biscuit! :) How gorgeous! I hear ya girl... I'm ready to ditch the black and dive into some punchy colors... or at least accents! :) Loving the top image! :) Hope your having a super Hump Day!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love the color...definitely pops!!

Julip Made said...

I couldn't agree with you more Dawn! Especially with today being one of the rainiest, gloomiest, grayest days in a while. Typically my color craving manifests in the form of nail polish! Right now mint is on my toes and magenta on my fingers. Hope you have a lovely week! xo

Elle Sees said...

I'm starting to get the bright hues craving too. Surprising since I love my calimg neutrals.

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Colorful splash, summer calling!!! This is what I needed today, now I can sleep properly!:)
kissse

Jelena
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*Glam Chameleon* said...

Oops I wanted to say spring!:D U see how fast forward I go!:D

cam - bibs and baubles said...

great colors! the oranges and pinks are winning me over.

Lonely Wife Project said...

I'm loving Essie's Bachelorette Party!

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

this post has me totally excited for spring!!

Leslie said...

Beautiful colors Dawn! I woke up to a snow/rain mix this morning and had to wear boots (again) to work. I'm craving sunshine and warm temps and keep buying flowers and candles to make the indoors a happy place - ha! I'm with you, can't wear all the neon .. but love a pop here and there. Nails are a great place to start! I have a mani/pedi scheduled for Friday - no one will see my toes for a while but it really brightens my spirits.

xx leslie

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh Miss Dawn! You are speaking my color-filled language!! I'm definitely easing into the trend as well and those nail polishes are *HOT*!!!

fashionsensitive said...

I am the biggest fan of neon colors! I was so happy last year when all the shops were full of my favorite colors!I am now into red and burgundy nail polish! But during the summer, I love all these bright nuances posted by you, Dawn!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

I'm tempted to try May from Chanel but one of my best friends is always telling to stop buying the more expensive nail polish and go for a brand like Essie. I need some red colour so maybe I should try one from them. What I'm trying to say here is I obviously need to go shopping soon ;-)

Debby said...

I love seeing the burst of colors in the stores... it means Spring is on it's way! The neon colors remind me of the 80's. I am not sure at mid forties they would be flattering. I'm thinking small doses... a bright scarf, manicure or cute pair of flats is probably about as brave as I'll take this trend. Although, I have been experimenting with brighter lip shades and loving them. xo

Empress said...

I've never tried Butter before; that pool blue looks like a good place to start though. Thanks!

true queen

LifestyleBohemia said...

This post def has my mind on Spring! I've been slowly buying bright nail colors and I think since it's March - it's tim to start using them!

xx
Joanna

Alexis Grace said...

All of this color makes me smile!

I am also on a bright nail polish kick. Loving these colors from Mary Jo Matsumoto: http://maryjomatsumoto.bigcartel.com/category/4free-nail-color

Jessi said...

I needed this little burst of colour on this dreary snow day

navy and orange said...

love these pops of color and the manicure options!

xoxo navy & orange

The Golden Girls said...

o0o0 what gorgeous pops of color! this makes us soo excited for spring <3 xx,
The Golden Girls