Capsule Nail Wardrobe – Spring 2016 Edition


Since the clocks went forward I can’t deny things are just so much brighter, it really makes so much of a difference. I am loving being able to leave the apartment with a lighter layer when I go for a walk, my sunglasses tend to be applied to the face when the sun decides to put in an appearance! I have also enjoyed shopping for clothes with the new SS16 collections out, with colour rather than the usual darkened winter hues of late. It’s a real breath of fresh air and so much more choice of colour in clothing! These latest weather changes have inspired me to update my Capsule Nail Wardrobe for Spring!

I also cannot believe where the year has gone, it’s been 6 months since I did the Autumn capsule nail wardrobe edit. Mad stuff, seriously where does the time go!?!

As we come into a new season of colour and nail polish change, it’s that time again to encapsulate and consolidate all our seasonally appropriate edit of shades. This Spring edit of polish colours is building upon the colours we selected in the previous seasons, pulling some shades out, adding new shades in and generally mixing things up a bit in the nail stakes!

I have found the last 6 months, having a capsule nail wardrobe of shades has been a real winner of an idea. If you are anything like me, hundreds of polish shades to choose from, having my capsule edit of polish shades for the season to choose from makes selecting manicure colours a breeze. Between my seasonal edits and shopping my own stash, I am really getting the use out of my polish stash. I am loving rediscovering polish favourites and truly getting the benefit out of my polish collection.



Core Shades in our Capsule Wardrobe


Looking back across the last Autumn and Winter edits, it’s time to take stock are our transitional core shades, these are the polishes that can stick around for the foreseable.

Bold Red’s, Nudes, Deep Wine’s, Greige’s and Dusky Pink toned polishes really can be worn throughout the seasons and will remain in the polish rotation for Spring and beyond!


My Spring Capsule Nail Wardrobe Edit


With Spring sprung, you maybe dying for a tad more colour to add into the mix! So I hope in this edit doesn’t disappoint!


Warm Tangerines and Blood Oranges are my favourite new editions, A fiesta for the nails, they liven up your mani’s for the coming season!

Below Left to right: Louboutin Nail Polish in Popi, Essie Sunshine State of Mind and Rimmel Super Gel nail polish in Happily Evie After.






Peachy cremes and delicate Apricots also lighten the mood!

Below Left to Right: Essie Lounge Lover and Taj-Ma-Haul and OPI’s Crawfishin’ For A Compliment.





A few surprise brights are also necessary, with this season’s Bright Bold Blue offerings to really jazz up your mani’s.

Below Left to Right: Deborah Lippmann’s The Tide Is High, Nails Inc Nail Polish in Portobello Terrace and Essie’s Nama-Stay The Night.





Bright grape toned purples are what you should be painting on your nails this season, these shades are of a fine vintage!


Below Left to Right: Essie’s Shades On, OPI’s I Manicure For Beads and Sally Hansens Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Grape Gatsby.





Rich looking greens I am also feeling this Spring, so lush on the nails!

Below Left to Right: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polish in Black Pistachio, Burberry’s Nail Polish in Dark Bottle Green and Essie’s Off Tropic.



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Whites/Off Whites are also here to stay, brightening the hands with their optical illusion quality!

Below Left to Right: Burberry’s Nail Polish in Optic White, OPI’s My Vampire is Buff and Victoria Beckham for Nails Inc nail polish in Bamboo White.



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Along with these shades we add in our necessary nail neutrals of Dove Grey and Khaki green, these shades work well with all these seasons shades and compliment whatever look you are rocking this Spring.

My favourite grey currently is Nails Inc’s Chelsea Park Lane and favourite Khaki is L’oreal’s L’huille nail polish in Vert Abysinthe, shown below left to right.

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Other seasonally appropriate shades we are bringing through from Winter edit are Rose Quartz and Serenity, the Pantone Colours of the Year. See my post here for all the pantone pastel inspired hues you need on your nails, in case you haven’t tried already!




There are my favourite shades of the season, perfect for my capsule nail wardrobe.

What are your favourite shades in your Capsule Nail Wardrobe Spring 2016? What shades are you loving in your manicures currently?

Share your thoughts in the Comments below.