Spring's Retro Pastel Nail Colors

I'm ready to shed winter grays for spring pastels. Isn't it time for flowers and sunshine and chirping birds or something? I think so. First step: My nails. Essie has a new line of pretty nail polishes called "French Affair" ($8 each). Inspired by the idea of a romantic Parisian fling (just like one of our favorite recent books, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins), these soft shades are retro pastels with a definite edge.

I'm currently wearing "French Affair" (right), a lavender-pink not unlike my dream wall color when I was eight. It makes me happy. I'm also dying to try "Coat Azure" (center), a medium blue with shimmer, and "Nice is Nice" (left), a light violet that just happens to be included in our We Heart You giveaway package! The entire set of six is on my wish list these days.

Here's to all things inspired by love in Paris. Bring on Spring!