Slowly but surely, pastels are starting to feel more seasonally appropriate. Even if you're watching the cherry blossoms bloom through a window (or worse, via TikTok), there's something cheerful about warm-weather indicators that make this crazy time feel a bit more zen. Of course, the simplest, most non-committal way to ease into spring tones — especially while you're living in sweats and looking for an activity — is with a DIY manicure.
If your collection of pastels is looking a little sad and crusty at the moment, we have your guide to the most current crème de la crème of pastel polish. From sage green to lilac, click ahead to find the prettiest pastel polishes to add to your stash.
Suite Eleven Tea Time
From houseplants to home decor, sage green is trending right now. On nails, this soft, cream-based sage is basically the new neutral.
Suite Eleven Tea Time, $, available at Suite Eleven
Pear Nova Tokyo Afterglow
Who said that pastels can't make a bright, look-at-me statement?
Pear Nova Tokyo Afterglow, $, available at Pear Nova
Mischo Beauty Babylove
The perfect polish for those times when you can't decide between pink and purple.
Mischo Beauty Babylove, $, available at Mischo Beauty
Dazzle Dry Frozen Lemonade
A nail polish to wear while drinking an ice-cold lemonade (or Limoncello).
Dazzle Dry Frozen Lemonade, $, available at Dazzle Dry
Dear Sundays No.44, $, available at Dear Sundays
Ella + Mila Cotton Candy
Like hand-spun cotton candy, this shade is a bubblegum pink with a sugary sparkle finish.
ella+mila Cotton Candy, $, available at ella+mila
Olive & June BP
We're calling this frosty periwinkle by Olive & June grown-up upgrade to that old bottle of blue polish you loved back in high school.
Olive & June Olive & June Nail Polish – 0.46 fl oz, $, available at Target
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