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10 Spring 2011 Nail Trends From Our Favorite Beauty Bloggers

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Sweet Honeysuckle

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Blogger: Ange Dewey

Blog: Scandalously Polished


Part of Nubar's Spring Garden collection ($7.49; bynubar.com), this sweet, juicy creme pink exudes all things trendy for spring. The color is suave, fresh and exactly what those bare nails need for the beginning of spring. "Honeysuckle is set to be the 'it' color for spring," says Scandalously Polished blogger Ange Dewey. This color is the perfect transition from dark winter bolds to colorful spring brights, as it's soft but has tons of depth.

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Shim, Shim, Shimma

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Blogger: Scrangie

Blog: Scrangie


Though shimmer is an evergreen nail polish trend, it's one that is always on top. Just like spring, it makes your ordinary day come alive. Buffy the Violet Slayer from Wet n Wild ($1.99; drugstores), featured here, is a fabulous spring color that will basque in the sun and boast its shimmer. "This is the craziest, prettiest, most vibrant violet-purple color," says blogger Scrangie.

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Pearly Spring

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Blogger: Judy Rusk

Blog: Beauty Judy

Zoya's new Spring 2011 Intimate Collection has gotten tons of buzz since its release earlier this winter for many reasons. The colors are perfect for nail art, combining, blending and standalone. The fresh spring colors encourage you to take a deep breath and smell the flowers. Beauty Judy blogger Judy Rusk created her own spring manicure with Zoya's Marley color ($8; zoya.com) and put a flower and butterfly on each of her nails using the stamp nail art trend. Flowers, butterflies, pearls, it's all so spring-y!

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Classic Gold

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Blogger: Kelly Keeton

Blog: Vampy Varnish

While trends come and go, classics always remain. We're talking gold. NARS Spring 2011 collection features a beautiful color called Desperado ($17; narscosmetics.com) one that leaves us wondering how we ever lived without it. Golds are the perfect touch to any spring look, adding class, shimmer and fun to your getup. "NARS Desperado might not look like your typical spring color, but it's very unique, and so shimmery," says Vampy Varnish blogger Kelly Keeton. The warm combination of yellow, rust and a hint of green in this unique color makes us desperate to see that first flower bloom.

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Add Some Crackle

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Blogger: Ange Dewey

Blog: Scandalously Polished

This spring, it's all about the crackle. Though it hasn't been seen in over a decade, fashion is cyclical and crackle is back and in full force. Global brands like OPI and China Glaze were some of the first to jump on the crackle trend, and drug store brands like Sallie Hanson plan on releasing their own version of crackle this summer. We know the look is out there and that it's not for everyone. But if you're feeling like it's going to be a bold spring, this could be the perfect trend for you, Dewey suggests. In this photo, Dewey uses China Glaze Poolside Nail Polish Lacquer Kiwi Cool-ada ($2.53; amazon.com) and China Glaze Broken hearted pink crackle ($8; amazon.com).

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Technicolor

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Blogger: Tara Fardellone

Blog: For Your Nails Only

If there is one trend that is bold this spring, it's the technicolor theme. Big, loud and bright colors will be everywhere come the warm weather, and we're certainly looking forward to joining and observing the trend. Here, For Your Nails Only blogger Tara Fardellone celebrates this trend with five different fingers— literally. Using all neons, she takes the technicolor theme to a new level with five beautiful colors. This fun piece of work is just what spring represents, and the white dots add that whimsical element we all feel when spring arrives.

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: In the Nude

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Blogger: Scrangie

Blog: Scrangie

Nudes are in this spring, according to Scrangie. Halle Berry wore it gorgeously at the Oscars, which means we're expected to match our nails for the nude spring-y vibe. Nudes and peaches have a fresh, clean look if you need something different this season. While it won't be the most exciting or outrageous color, it's a great way to sport the spring trend without going too wild. This color is from Essie's spring 2011 collection called Topless and Barefoot ($7; amazon.com).

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Gild the Lily

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Blogger: Melissa Osburn

Blog: The Daily Nail

'Tis the season for bouquets of flowers, which is the touching inspiration behind this beautiful freehand design. As the Peruvian Lily was the last one standing in The Daily Nail blogger Melissa Osburn's bouquet, she couldn't help but match her nails to the meaning of spring. She uses a soft pink and blends it flawlessly into the white pedal, dashing it with a deep brown to get the complete Lily effect. Just gorgeous!

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Strawberry Sorbet

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Blogger: Ange Dewey

Blog: Scandalously Polished

Jelly polish, or "sorbet" as OPI has termed it, is one of the biggest trends this spring, according to Dewey. OPI's Texas Sorbet collection is a great example of smooth spring colors that look deliciously juicy on the nail. No crazy surprises here, just simple corals that exemplify spring in that warm, comforting way. And, the name of this color ($4.95; amazon.com) is just too cute! Do You Think I'm Tex-y? Yes, we do!

Spring 2011 Nail Trend: Glitter in the Air

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Blogger: Ange Dewey

Blog: Scandalously Polished

As "jellies" (also known as "sorbets" coined by OPI) are a big hit this spring, designers are doing everything they can to take this trend and run with it. Deborah Lippman created a sheer milky jelly color and threw in tons of glitter for that extra mmph. It combines clean and classy with fun and exciting, something that reminds us of that crisp, fresh spring air. And the name just says it all – Glitter in the Air ($18; lippmanncollection.com).