Trendspotting: Speckled Pastel Nail Polish


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This season, sweet pastels are seeing spots, or rather, a mash-up of spring's two biggest texture trends — matte and glitter.

But instead of infusing decadent mints, candy pinks, and robin's egg blues with sparkling flecks, the latest lacquers on the market are mixing matte black glitter into their sorbet shades. The result? A speckled finish with an edge. Read on to see how you can get your hands on 'em this spring.

Deborah Lippmann's Staccato Collection, $19 each:


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Inspired by, we're guessing, a few of your favorite treats — cotton candy, oreos, and mint chocolate chip ice cream! — this three piece collection includes: I'm Not Edible, a panicked pink; Polka Dots And Moonbeams, a sprightly black and white; and Rockin' Robin, a mayhem mint. The yummy hues will hit department stores and virtual shelves later this month.

Illamasqua's I’mPerfection Collection, $16 each:


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A punchier take on pastels, the British brand's variation on the trend drew inspo from "imperfections" in beauty, like freckles and birthmarks. The collection is currently up for grabs at Sephora and includes: Freckle, a rich tan; Speckle, a lovely lilac; Mottle, a bold mint; Fragile; a bespoke blue; and Scarce, a fleshy pink.

Hard Candy's Candy Sprinkles Collection, $3.97:
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If you still want a little bit of sparkle with your, uh, speckle — this the collection for you! The sheer polishes, which hit Walmart stores this month, feature flecks of multi-colored glitter among the matte black chips. Our favorites? Sugar Rush, a milky white; Jelly Bean Blue, a baby blue; Gummy Green, a frosty mint; and Cotton Candy Pink, a pretty periwinkle.

We're hoping maybe, just maaaaybe, these speckled shades will satisfy our sweet teeth just enough, we won't go grabbing bags on bags of these come Easter.


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