Blue Hues

Whilst looking through my embarrassingly large nail polish collection I noticed a pattern occurring and I seem to have quite a thing for blues. Not a colour I would immediately think of when I mentally go through my collection and not something I would always think to be flattering either. I've got all bases covered here from a deep royal blue to some pretty pastels that are just perfect for the spring and look super pretty on fingers or toes.

Starting with the deepest blue first and its the Rimmel Salon Pro in Barmy Blue, a true royal blue shade that I don't pick up all too often even though I adore the formulation. It is quite a statement colour to wear so it has to be paired with the right kind of outfit and worn with more of a tan, on somebody with a darker skintone to me I think this would work better than my pale hands. Then is a real favourite in the form of the Miss Sporty polish in the shade Pop Fiction which I spoke about in this post. I love the shade of this such a pretty pop of colour and looks amazing with an all black outfit with gold jewellery, for £1.99 too the formula is great it's opaque in only a couple of coats and wears well. The latest blue to join the ranks is the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Blueberry, I actually smashed a bottle of this all over the floor of my local Boots whilst waiting to pay which was pretty embarrassing to say the least. I'd been meaning to pick this up for so long as I really like the formulation of these polishes and who can deny that pretty shade.  

Something ever so similar to the Barry M is the Rimmel 60 Second Polish in Mind the gap Victoria is something I always catch myself steering towards it. I have a fair few of these polishes and I really love them as the bottle is small, the brush is wide and the formulation works so well for me. You know you really love a shade when you pick up a second one and for me the Models Own polish in Blueberry Muffin, its meant to smell like blueberries when it dries but it has no chance with a layer of Seche Vite over the top. A perfect pastel blue shade that looks lovely on the fingers as well as toes, the only issue I was with it is the formulation can chip a little too easily. Finally is one from Essie that I picked up in a set from TK Maxx years a go now, I go back and forth between this shade sometimes I love it sometimes I think its too neon for my liking and it also has no name. It has the old brush and formulation which is so fiddly to use and with such a light shade it can take a good 4 coats to get an opaque finish too. 

Are you a fan of blue polishes?
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Rebecca WarrinerBeauty