Slowly but surely, pastels are starting to feel more seasonally appropriate. Even if you're layering a lavender short-sleeve shirt under a sweater and a black puffer coat to walk outside, there's something cheerful about adding those touches of soft, spring-y shades into a still-winter wardrobe. Of course, the simplest and cheapest, most non-committal way to start easing into pastels while Mother Nature is still catching up is to paint them on your nails.
If your collection of pastels is looking a little sad and crusty at the moment — with a few glass bottles of sheer pink that may be more than two years old — we have your guide to the current crème de la crème of pastel polish, as determined by the pros. From frosty Chanel blue to lilac mauve, scroll through to find the prettiest pastel polishes to add to your stash. Consider it the smartest form of pre-spring retail therapy.
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