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Saturday, September 27, 2014


I have recently sorted through my nail polishes, as you may have seen on Instagram I am a true addict and may have colour co-ordinated them, so I thought I would share the shades I have been reaching for most recently. As the seasons have changed and everybody has transitioned to Autumn berry shades on their lips and nails, I have found myself still reaching for blue colours, not being able to shift the summer as quickly. Oceanic shades were really in for Spring/Summer this year and this trend has carried on into Autumn/Winter. I think blue can be a bit of a controversial colour to wear on the nails and not a shade everyone thinks they can pull off, but I think blue nails can look very sophisticated, if you want to go for a dreamy vibe or a punchy cobalt pop. My collection of blue nail polishes has certainly grown over the past year and I have many favourites, but I thought I would show you a few I have been using on rotation. Firstly is Essie polish in Midnight Cami a gorgeous navy blue which is nearly, but not quite black. This is a very special nail polish as I wore it for my Graduation early this year as it was the perfect colour to go with my gown. Essie formulations have to be some of my favourite and the brushes are the perfect shape to use to equally distribute colour. This is the ideal shade for Autumn and you don't need to apply many coats to get the full effect. My next favourite is Models Own Hyper Gel in Cornflower Gleam, Model Own launched their gel formulas earlier this year. This shade is more of a dusky cornflower blue, which is nice for all seasons. I do struggle with the formulas of these polishes, I find that I have to apply thin coats or the layers can get too thick and gloopy, but I like the overall finish. Another gel formula polish is the Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in Regents Place. Again, another cornflower blue with a lilac undertone. I love the formulation of these, they provide a gorgeous flawless, high gloss manicure. I also like this one of my toes! Another new formulation to me this year are the Revlon Pafumerie range this one is in the shade Surf Spray. When the polish has dried on your nails you can still smell the scent of the nail vanish for days afterwards. I love this metallic blue shade with a purple shimmer running through it. I like to wear this one more if I'm going out for the evening than a day to day polish, but it still is very wearable. My last blue favourite is the Essie polish in Bikini So Teeny, similar to the Nails Inc one but with a silver shimmer. I like to apply two coats and I'm left with such a cute shade.
What shade of polish have you been enjoying?

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  1. Omg! I love blue nail polishes! These are just gorgeous. I really want to try the Revlon and Nails Inc ones. :)

    Olivia x

  2. I've become quite obsessed with Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Blueberry, gorgeous shade of Blue!

    Alex |