Nail Files: My Favorite Spring Shade



Lately I’ve been wearing OPI “Thanks A Windmillion” nail polish. The shade is from OPI’s Spring/Summer 2012 Holland Collection and I can’t seem to get enough of it. The polish is a lovely, creamy sea green. The delicate hue is perfect because it compliments all of the neutrals and pastels that have recently overtaken my wardrobe. But the thing I like most about this polish is that after just two coats, the color looks just as it does in the bottle. (Don’t you love that?)

Here’s a snapshot of the polish on my nails:



What’s your favorite nail polish for spring?

XO Lauren


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  • Melissa Panici

    LOVE the nail polish!! I have actually been looking for a really good nail polish to use. So right now, I don’t have a favorite lol. I think I might try the OPI polish considering you use it and say it works great! Thanks Lauren!!

  • Melissa Panici

    Can you get that polish at any store?

  • Lauren Hoffman

    I love this mossy green color!! Lately I’ve been sporting nude nails with a pop of a bright on a few nails. It’s a really fun look!
    Check out spring’s sexiest fabric!

    <3 Lauren

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Love that! My sister does nails– so I’ll have to get her to do my nails that color!

  • Jessica Galfo

    my favorite spring nail polish is either Ballet Slippers by Essie or Limosine by Essie.. both colors are very simple and look so chic on :)

  • Emma Kershaw

    I love that colour nails polish! It’s so pretty! I’ve got lots of nail polish looks on my blog so please feel free to check it out! :)

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i’m loving pastel colors for the spring, although right now i’m wearing a (semi-ugly) bright shade of yellow because tonight is the final bruins playoff game and i wanted to support my team!! :)


  • Kaitlin Hubbard

    Love that color, Lauren! I don’t have many green shades in my polish collection, so I’m just gonna have to go out and find this one! :)

  • Melanie Richard

    Right now i’m wearing the new Sally Hansen collection for spring/summer. It’s number 07 (Sea). It’s a very light seafoam green, adorable!

  • Kelly Porter

    Right now I’m LOVING Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos!!

  • Rebecca Jackson

    even though my typical go to spring color is usually a hott hue of pink, i have been recently searching for a new color for spring and i think i just found it.


  • Amanda Kretchmer

    I love A Crewed Interest By Essie for Spring.

  • Karie Obremski

    That color is gorgeous! And I really love the name of it; I enjoy picking my nail polish color by the quirky names. (:

  • Amanda Cannady

    One of my favorites this season looks a lot like that, its Zoya’s Bevin. The other one I’m wearing a lot is Essies Tart Deco. I’ve pretty much been switching between the two for the last month or two :)

  • Rachel Trampel

    Cute color! I am excited to wear Orly’s “”Frisky”” color… a nice bright blue for spring!

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    OH that is a pretty color! My favorite is Essie Tart Deco and Sinful Colors 24/7. I actually reviewed them on my blog today!

  • Lily P.

    That’s really nice!

    I love all the tints of blue!

  • Angelica M

    i LOVE essie haute as hello. Its the perfect peach!

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    that’s such a pretty color! i love essies turquoise and caicos! :)

  • Sarah Heckle

    Pretty shade! I love how it looks with your gold rings.

    black & white outfit!

  • Amy Steinberg


  • Lauren Gaylard

    Love that color! Right now I’m wearing OPI Significant Other color and I hear everyday how much people love it! It’s perfect for Spring/Easter! Def going to have to try that one though!

  • Martin M

    Love OPI. think that neon colors are really amazing!!

  • Alexandra

    really cute color…you should also try OPI’s Mrmaid Tears its a similar color but a little more green!

  • Stacie Christopoulos

    Cute! Jamberry has a similar color, but since they are not polish they will not chip!

  • LeAnn Im

    I really like the color tart deco essie because it really brings out my tan skin and it looks great when i wear coral or turquoise!


  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    I love pretty much anything blue! Im on a kick of baby blue and dark blue!

  • Stephanie Valvano

    I wore this color last week and I absolutely love it! I have currentely moved on to a bright/baby blue color!

  • Tere Sa

    So COOOL πŸ˜‰

  • Krista Gray

    I love this! I’m really into mint right now too, here’s a list of my fave mint polishes:

  • Christina Graci

    love OPI’s holland collection. My fave is “”did you ear about van gogh?”” I also like pairing ‘thanks a windmillion’ with essie’s ‘matte about you’ over as a top coat, which i did here

    Would love to have you come in to my spa in Venice sometime xx

  • Martin M
  • Jaclyn Schler

    I love love Deborah Lippmann’s “”On the Beach”” shade! I posted a snapshot to my profile page. It’s an awesome color!

  • Shellz

    i love the colour! Im gonna be posting “”my favourite spring nail polishes”” soon!!

  • Alicia Trelles

    Here are my spring nails:

    NYC-Water Street Blue and Essie Luxeffects-As Gold As It Gets

  • Emilie Jordan

    That’s very similar in color to “”Turquoise and Caicos”” by Essie. I just received it as a gift and it is so beautiful. Such a fun color!

  • Elisee prummel

    I love that colour! I will buy that colour too!
    I love O.P.I the blue or green one are one of my fav’s


  • Tara Wyant

    im loving “”tarte deco”” by essie right now!! <3

  • Karen Vega

    I really love this color!! i am so looking foward to wear it :)

  • Nicole Czak

    i’m wearing the same color right now too! i love it

  • Erica Kim

    “”For Audrey”” by China Glaze is my spring colour!!! :)

  • Deek Labelle

    I just bought Road House Blues and Pirouette my whistle from OPI and I can’t wait to get home tonight and do my nails! I’m not sure what way I’ll incoporate both colours yet, but I’ll post pics tomorrow if I’m successful!

  • Yaz Raja

    Yellow by BarryM

  • Kellie Norton

    I love that color!! So similiar to the one I have from Essie! Except mine takes about 5 coats to be the right color! Definitely going to have to try this one!! :-)

    -Kellie N.

  • Madeleine White

    such a lovely colour! please tell us where you rings are from xx

  • Jerrilyn Aragon

    I have that color in OPI. I also have a grayish blue shimmery color that I alternate with it. Spring is so fun :)

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  • Maria Padilla

    Lately I’ve been into China Glaze’s “”Hunger Games”” colours…right now I’m wearing Smoke and Ashes. It may be dark, but it fits my current mood. πŸ˜€

  • Kelly Elaine

    So pretty!!

  • Jackie L.

    Love it!!!

  • Alexis Mendez

    That nail polish color is soo cute! i actually had a nail polish color very similar to that for your book sign at the grove!! You asked me what color it was and it’s called Smush from Urban Outfitters! its a very cute color and i love how it stands out even though im very light skinned!

  • Leigh Keiran

    This color is gorgeous! Definitely a must for a lot of people. I bought mine really cheap from this site: it out!

  • Liesl

    Awesome, color! Here are my favs for spring:

    My favorite spring/summer 2012 nail polish collections

    Liesl xxx

  • Laura Jewison

    Essie Coctail Bling and Essie Love and Acceptance are my new favorites :)

  • Melissa Mokes

    Love the shade but also really love the rings!!! Where can I get them?

  • Angie de los Santos

    I love this! I must get it pronto!

  • Vivien Harmat

    I love essie mint candy apple and OPI bubble bath

  • Tejal Khatri

    Omgzz this is so crazy cuz i coincidently bought this colour a while back and now im so excited that its actually YOUR favorite spring nail polish !! Yay πŸ˜€

  • Emilie

    That is a amazing shade!

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @

  • Sanne R.

    Lovely color, maybe I’ll get it too

  • Karla Peach

    OMG i love that polish! i have the whole collection! its so beautiful!

  • Sharon Kim

    Does anyone know where Lauren’s rings are from?

  • Lizzie

    Lauren so after reading this post yesterday I walked by the same beauty store I do everyday to get to the subway. However, yesterday I noticed that there store is closing and everything is %30 off! So I went in and quickly bought this nail color as well as ‘I Don’t Give a Rotterdam’. I’m excited to try them. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Stephanie Montgomery

    omg i bought this color a couple weeks ago and i love it, wear it all the time :)

  • chamil

    I love the color, very refreshing look!

  • Ashley Pazo

    Very Pretty!!

  • Eliza Zamora

    love it!

  • Claudia Merrill

    i love it! it would look great in a knit jumper aswell… x

  • Petra Zeller

    Lovely color. My favorite nail polish is a little bit lighter. It’s from Essie number 23
    xo, Petra

  • hiddenrosegarden

    Love the color..even though I’m totally into pinks right now.

  • Elizabeth LaBrasca

    love the color! i can’t get enough of coral right now, no matter how many times i paint my nails i keep going back to it! p.s. LOVE your rings!

    xo Elizabeth

  • cathleen king

    Mint is my new favorite and there are so many different brands and shades to choose from. On this list, my favorites are the Essie and OPI ones.

    Spring Nailpolish: Mad for Mint

  • Kelly Burt

    This is such a great shade for springtime!! LOVE it :)

  • Haley McGillivray

    So cute! Even thought im into reds and pinks right now <3 But will def have to try it!

  • Morgan Cook

    need fashion or beauty advice? check out my blog! to ask a question click on the advice tab

  • Maki Tsubouchi

    Love it!! SO CUTE<3

  • kassy

    LOVE IT right now i am currently into NUDES!

  • Denise Gruber

    Love It..It would go with a lot of LC lauren conrad collection! Im into coral right now!

  • Ana Flavia Goncalves

    greaaaaaat color Lauren!!!I just posted summer accessories from Blumarine and Moschino, they are beautiful!! And the video Love sucks x Love rocks, amazing!!!

  • Victoria Nunziato

    I love your rings! Where are they from?

  • marina Leps

    My favorite shade of nailpolish for spring would have to be Lilac but i have yet to find the that perfect shade ;o

  • brianna winnie

    i love everything OPI and the color is beautiful!

  • Alyssa Cordova

    I absolutely love that shade of color but I’m more fo a pinkish type of kind of girl.Or I’m also more into the pale or pastel kind of colors type of kind of nail polish but I would wear it

  • Atira Goldberg

    loving those rings ! where can i get some ?? xo

  • Rachel Elkins

    I love coral right now. I also really like mint green. Wet n Wild has a color called Need A Refreah-Mint and it’s the prettiest mint green! Neons stand out right now too!

  • Eva Kosec

    Great colour, and just so lovely how you wear xour rings! :)


  • Isabella Mazzanti

    Where are your rings from? Love them!

  • Bianca Hoffmeister

    look so prety

  • lisa aversa

    I love Mod About You by OPI such a great colour

  • Given Grider

    I’m into yellow right now lol.. yellow like taxies :)

  • louli

    i love this color



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