Monday, 11 August 2014

Manicure Monday: Summer Blues

Blue Nail Polish Swatches Models Own Beetlejuice, Maybelline Uptown Blue, Barry M Gelly Blueberry, Barry M Pure Turquoise and Crabtree Sky
Blue Nail Polish Swatches Models Own Beetlejuice, Maybelline Uptown Blue, Barry M Gelly Blueberry, Barry M Pure Turquoise and Crabtree Sky

One of my favourite nail colours has always been blue, which surprises me in a way, as I tend to gravitate towards more neutral colours for most of my make-up and clothing. It makes sense though, as blue goes with most colours, and I definitely see navy as a pretty neutral shade. Oh how I love navy nails in the Autumn and Winter! But I am getting ahead of myself - today I want to show you the blue shades I reach for in the Summer months. 

Last year's big obsession was the Barry M Gelly nail paints, and Blueberry was my absolute favourite. The bright shade, the glossy finish - it's such an all-round winner for me. Another Barry M shade I love, particularly on toes, is Pure Turquoise, which looks fantastic with a tan. On the lighter end of the blue spectrum, we have a couple of new purchases that I've been wearing lots this year. Crabtree and Evelyn Sky* is a perfect baby blue shade, and I really love the formula - I keep meaning to pick up a few more of their polishes. Another formula I have been loving is the Maybelline Forever Strong in Uptown Blue, which I picked up after Amelia Liana raved about the finish. It is fabulously glossy, but sadly does not last 7 days on my nails, more like 3 or 4. Last but not least, if a darker shade is more your thing, Model's Own's sparkly duo-chrome Aqua Violet, may be for you. From their shimmery and beautiful Beetle Juice range, this little gem shines a little violet when it catches the light. 

Do you love blue nail polish too? What shades do you recommend?

4 comments:

  1. You have a nice selection of blue nail polishes!

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  2. Thanks Ella, I love a bit of blue in the Summer! xx

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  3. Love the blue. This is my absolutely favourite shade. :)

    - Somdyuti
    www.stilettosandtequila.wordpress.com

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  4. Thanks! I love blue too, it's perfect for the Summer. x

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