Getting Blued

blue nail polishes

For the meantime I’ve put the pinks on hold and am turning my talons to a more monsoon congruous colour – blue. Who doesn’t love a good blue? Well actually my best friend A doesn’t, stating that the only two colours that shouldn’t be sported on nails are greens and blues – say what? But she has been known to quote that ‘shimmer nail polish is against her religion’ and I can vouch for a glitter nail or two so I think we’re just going to have to agree to disagree on that one. She’s bloody hilarious my A and has some funny takes on beauty; I’m currently in the process of bullying her into featuring on the blog. But back to blue and there’s five in my stash that I turn to when a passion for blue arises…

Revlon Sun Candy Nail Polish in Northern Lights – There’s a bit of a buzz in the beauty waters at the moment for this shade and I can see why. Although it requires a steady hand and enough time on the clock for three coats (as do most of these picks), I love this one mainly for the fact it’s exactly the darn same as my favourite blue – Bourjois’ Bleu Water (see below).

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in Bleu Water – My favourite. Not too bright, too white, too bold, just right – you know? Whenever I’m in the mood for a pastel, out this subtle-toned blue comes. It looks perfectly pretty on fingers and toes alike and is 100% worth the hunt down for it online.

Revlon Colorstay Long Wear Nail Colour in Blue Slate – Slightly different from the rest of the pack with its grey hues; a good choice for those who want to steer away from the bright side of blue. This scores major points on the application front too – just two thin coats to achieve a nod of opaqueness approval.

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist in Blue Royale – The newest addition to the crew. The formula does require the patience to layer on three or so thin coats but it’s redeemed by its awesome brush and deep-royal-blue tone.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis in Blue Velvet – A blue nail polish edit just isn’t complete without a nod to this. The original and probably the most popular of this hue, it’s the most black-tinged of my bevy and probably the one I wear least but it would be almost criminal for me not to own.

There you go, if you’re in a bluey mood then lacquer-up with one of the aforementioned and you’re sorted. And don’t worry about A, I’m working on her. She’ll be rocking out a slick of sea blue quicker than you can say “Bleu Water”…