Today's #SPRINGNORULES theme is one that I had a particular problem with: Pastel.
I love pastels, but I only love them in the bottle. They just don't look good on me. They don't suit my skintone (or my personality apparently, at least, that's what my friends claim, lol).

But I wasn't about to skip one of the theme's for this challenge, so I got out my pastel polishes (yes, I do have quite a few) and I tried to made them work for me. The end result was... well... extremely fun and pretty to be honest. I absolutely love this mani and I'm currently wearing this in a toned down for work version, with just the pink ruffian on all my nails.

I think this ruffian skittles pastel mani looks just gorgeous. Every spring I see people rocking pastel mani's but I was never able to wear any of the lovely colors, but by putting a color underneath that does suit me, I finally found a way to wear all those pretty pastels, without looking like I'm about to audition for The Walking Dead and I'm over the moon about it!

I love all the combinations in this mani, but the pink one might be my favorite. Or the purple... oh, I love them all! For those of you who want to know, I used the following polishes:
  • Thumb: Essie Butler Please and Essie Lapiz of Luxury
  • Pointer: Essie Naughty Nautical and Essie Mint Candy Apple
  • Middle: China Glaze Creative Fantasy and Essie Lilacism
  • Ring: OPI Dim Sum Plum and OPI Mod about you
  • Pinky: China Glaze Happy go Lucky and China Glaze Lemon Fizz
What's your favorite combination and do you rock the pastels in spring?


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  1. Wat mooi ! Hoe heb je die nail art gemaakt ?

    1. Bedankt, het is heel simple: je lakt 1 laagje van de donkere kleur en daar overheen lak je 1 of 2 laagjes, afhankelijk van de dekking, van de pastel kleur. Zorg er voor dat je met de pastel minder dicht bij je nagelriem lakt als met de donkere kleur zodat je een randje over houdt.