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The Spring Nail Polish Trend You Can Wear Now
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Every February I get way too excited when spring clothes start rolling out at my favorite stores. I usually pick a day and do a one big haul of slip dresses, tanks, and sandals so I'm prepared for the first warm day of the year.

The only problem? I end up staring longingly at the new pieces in my closet for the next two months until the ice thaws. The good news is that the color of your manicure isn't dependent on the weather forecast. While nail polish trends tend to turn bold once it's above 60 degrees out, you can get a head start on this season's bright nail polish shades as you ride out the rest of winter.

And if you find yourself feeling a little more joyful when you catch a glimpse of your slime green or traffic cone orange nails during the day, it's because you are. Scientists have found that wearing light and bright colors can boost your mood – what better reason to add a couple of neon polishes to your collection?

From cherry red to lemon yellow and every shade in-between, your guide to the best bright nail polish colors to wear now to get over your mid-winter slump and throughout the spring and summer.

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Bright Orange: Nails Inc. Naked in Neon Nail Polish in Walker's Court

$8; target.com

Even if Megan Fox hasn't convinced you to try this often overlooked nail polish color, neon orange manicures will be unavoidable come spring. The shade is expected to be one of the season's biggest nail trends, so get a head start on it now with this Nails. Inc bottle. 

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Bright Lilac: Essie Nail Lacquer in Play Date

$9; amazon.com

Consider this lilac shade an upgrade from the periwinkle Very Peri manicure you've been wearing all winter long. Whether you're doing your own nails or bringing this bottle with you to the salon, you can count on Essie's polishes to stay glossy and chip-free for days. 

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Bright Pink: China Glaze Nail Lacquer Rose Among Thorns

$8; ulta.com

Not only does this hot pink nail polish look amazing on every skin tone, the formula is infused with polymers and resins for a long-lasting, chip-free finish that doesn't fade. 

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Bright Yellow: Olive & June Nail Polish in Lemony Lemon

$8; oliveandjune.com

Warning: Taking a second out of your day to admire your lemon yellow manicure will result in a smile. We don't make the rules. This neon shade by Olive & June comes with a wide, fan-shaped brush that makes painting a breeze – whether you're a pro or new to doing your nails. 

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Bright Coral: JinSoon Nail Polish in Winky

$18; jinsoon.com

Swear by pastel pink nails? Why not switch things up without going too far out of your comfort zone? This bold coral polish by JinSoon is half pink, half orange, and will be a pretty pop of color with the black turtleneck you're wearing now and the white slip dress you'll wear in the months to come. 

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Bright Green: Orly Nail Lacquer in So Fly

$10; ulta.com

A few coats of neon green polish is surprisingly chic – and that's why the color is still trending. Orly's creamy polish is a good gateway into green manicures: the formula is designed to evenly coat the nail for a streak-free finish. 

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Bright Blue: Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer in Cabana Boy

$16; staticnails.com

Manifest future afternoons at the beach with gorgeous sea blue polish. Grab this Static Nails shade, which offers a whopping 10 days of chip-free glossy color. 

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Bright Red: Pear Nova Classic Lacquer in Kissu Miss You

$14; pearnova.com

Meet your new go-to red nail polish, care of Pear Nova. Kissu Miss You is a classic cherry shade that will end up in your regular manicure rotation all year long.