03/01/2013

Essie - Aruba Blue


























Excuse the slightly messily painted nails, but how beautiful is Essie's Aruba Blue? I spied it in Boots the other day and left it on the shelf, continued about my day and then decided I absolutely needed it. I absolutely adore just how blue this colour is, it reminds me of my leaver's ball in dress at the end of my 6th form. Essie describe it as a 'frosty sapphire' and if you catch it in the right light it looks almost metallic.

It applies well, with Essie's signature wide brush and not too runny/gloopy formula, and has such a high sheen that I didn't feel it necessary to use a topcoat. (I hope it lasts all weekend without chipping though, we shall see!) You don't even need that many coats, 1 gives you a lovely blue hue, but I always like to use two coats to really bring out the colour on the nail.

My new favourite polish? I think yes! My only qualm is the price, why American brands feel it's necessary to match the dollar to pound exactly, i.e $8.00 for an Essie polish in the USA, £7.99 for the same polish in the UK. I know I could have found it cheaper online, but I wanted it there and then, my patience is not the best (unless I'm ordering with Amazon. I accidentally forked out £49 for a year's worth of next day guaranteed delivery!).

What are your favourite Essie shades?
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16 comments:

  1. I love dark frosty blues like this. I have a really old one from 17 but may have to check this out! Xx

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    1. It's such a striking colour, I've have many complements this weekend!
      xx

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  2. Love this colour, might have to buy it for myself! Would you mind having a look at my fashion/beauty blog? hermione-agatha.blogspot.co.uk :) Thankyou!x

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    1. You should, it's a beauty.
      I will do :)
      xx

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  3. It's such a captivating colour!
    xxx
    www.andshesaidwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. this colour is stunning, especially with your skintone ! x

    busyxbees.blogspot.com

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  5. This is such a nice colour, I got my firs Essie polish for Christmas and I love it but I get what you mean about the price, it is a bit of a drag x

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    1. Ahh, which colour did you get?
      xx

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  6. This is a gorgeous colour but you're right about the pricing. I always stock up at pro events and then just pick up a trend colour every so often. xx

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  7. Such a lovely colour, your nails look really pretty Xx

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