Give Your Nails Some Flower Power This Spring
Posted on April 05 2019
All this talk about the super bloom is giving us spring fever! Yes, it’s true that April showers do indeed bring May flowers and there’s no shortage of these beautiful floral landscapes. It’s one of the things we love the most about spring, right? So we came up with a list of the most breathtaking April flowers that are in this season and, you guessed it, found nail polish shades to match.
1. Sweet Pea
This sun-kissed flower may be small and delicate but it’s extremely beautiful. Available in rich, pigmented colors like purple, red, pink, lavender, apricot, and white, the sweet pea is commonly used in wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements. Not to mention, it’s very fragrant.
- CND Shellac - Tango Passion
- Essie - Allure
- CND Vinylux - Coquette
- OPI Nail Lacquer - All Your Dreams In Vending Machines
Peonies are available in hues of white, cream, blush pinks, and reds. It symbolizes romance and prosperity, and is commonly used in corsages. With lots of petals, this flower is also known for its fragrance and gives us major spring vibes.
- Essie Gel Couture - Signature Smile
- CND Shellac - Soiree Strut
- ORLY Nail Lacquer - First Kiss
- OPI Infinite Shine - Arigato From Tokyo
Although the name may sound unfamiliar, you’ve probably seen this flower before. It’s star-shaped with hints of lavender that also come in pink, blue, and white. Unlike other flowers, this one is scentless. Tweedia is commonly used as accents in bridal bouquets and groom boutonnieres.
- CND Shellac - Azure Wish
- Essie In The Cab-Ana
- ella+mila - I Need A Tan
- OPI GelColor - Dreams Need Clara-fication
The symbol of beauty and love. The rose comes in a variety of colors including red, burgundy, pink, white, yellow, apricot, and even orange. They’re most commonly used in bridal bouquets, centerpieces and are typically accented by white star wedding flowers.
- Essie - Limited Addiction
- CND Shellac Luxe - Soulmate
- ella+mila - Rose Tea
- OPI Nail Lacquer - I Just Can't Cope-cabana
5. Lily of the Valley
These blooming bell-shaped flowers are available in white and pale pink colors. They are the perfect neutrals and stand for happiness and delicacy. They’re commonly found in wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements.
- ella+mila - Barely Pink
- CND Shellac - Romantique
- DND Gel & Lacquer - French Vanilla
- OPI GelColor - Tiramisu For Two
The tulip is a romantic springtime flower that come in hues like pink, red, yellow, orange, and purple. They’re slightly scented. The tulip symbolizes the perfect love and is commonly used in most elegant wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral wedding decorations.
- CND Shellac - Studio White
- Essie - The Fuchsia Is Bright
- ella+mila - Limoncello
- OPI Infinite Shine - Dutch Tulips
Ranunculus are huge, multi-petal flowers that come in a wide variety of colors including yellow, apricot, pink, prange, and white. They have a mild scent and are more affordable compared to peonies and roses. They have the romantic meaning of “I am dazzled by your charms” and are commonly used in bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages.
- DND Gel & Lacquer - Bright Maroon
- Essie - Taj-Ma-Haul
- CND Shellac Luxe - Poetry
- OPI GelColor - Suzi Chases Portu-Geese
The freesia is the perfect pop of color, available in bright pinks, whites, and purples. They have a pleasant scent and are the symbol of sweetness and innocence. Freesias are often used for decoration pieces on their own or paired with other flowers like roses to glamorize wedding bouquets and centerpieces. They last a long time in vases.
- CND Shellac - Hot Pop Pink
- Essie - Coconut Cove
- ella+mila - Yours At Dusk
- OPI GelColor - Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet
Although its petals are delicate, the iris is one of the most unique flowers in season during this time of year. It has hues of white, yellow, and purple and only a few are scented. The iris is the symbol of conveying one’s message. It’s commonly used in elegant wedding bouquets, table centerpieces, and flower arrangements by themselves and in combination with other flowers.
- CND Shellac - Video Violet
- DND Gel & Lacquer - Summer Sun
- Essie Gel Couture - Labels Only
- OPI GelColor - Dancing Keeps Me On My Toes
The Forsythia is a yellow, scentless flower from China that grows in clusters. Because they stand straight, they’re typically placed in vases and used in wedding receptions, rather than in corsages or bouquets.