It's only fitting that since we started last week blogging about polish that we could start this one with the same thing. Along with the OPI Softshades, we've received Essie's newest collection, The Art of Spring. Featuring very complex and interesting pastels from a palette that praises the world of art and design, we were pleasantly surprised with Essie's interpretation of the "it" colors for Spring 2010. As we have come to expect from her, Essie gives us a brand new soft pink and classic red to celebrate the season in Pop Art Pink and Red Nouveau, respectively. However, the subtle gray undertone gives the colors an unexpected complexity and a very trendy look. Lilacism, in particular, redefines a classic lavender to become a shadow dusted lilac; a truly beautiful neutral infused with interesting color. Van D'Go offers another light pink for Spring, but shares the orange-y warm undertones of Tart Deco, while remaining muted and complex. Neo Whimsical features the perfect medium pastel pink we always expect from Essie; cool undertones behind a muted and pastel pink that match any outfit, any occasion and any season. These great colors allow us to enjoy the sophistication of pastels without the easter basket shades we can trip across during this season. Click here to buy Essie's Art of Spring colors!