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Friday, December 11, 2009

NOTD: Essie Aruba Blue

It's been 3 weeks today since I took off my last set of glue-ons.  Except for my swatching of the new ChG collection, I've had very little nail polish on my nails.  All I've worn for the past 3 weeks has been the Dermelect treaments and top coat.  I was okay with waiting to polish my nails until I reorganized my stash last night.  For one, I thought I had 150 polishes and I had almost 300, so I figured I'd better get cracking if I was ever going to use them.  And, I fell back in love with some of my forgotten babies.  So, even though my nails are not back to being polish-worthy, I figured I'd show them some love nonetheless. 

I fell in love with Essie Aruba Blue while watching The Devil Wears Prada.  Emily Blunt's character wears it through much of the movie.  Of course, at the time, I didn't realize it was Aruba Blue.  I just happened to stumble on that bit of information while reading ALU.  I think I fell back in love with it at that moment.  I had to hunt it down and make it mine. 

Honestly, though, I don't think I've ever worn it.  Amelia, my daughter, has, but I haven't.  So I rectified that today.  Here's one coat of Essie Aruba Blue over one coat of Dermelect Makeover Ridgefiller.  I also have one coat of INM Out the Door TC. 

The color is a gorgeous medium-to-dark, bright, blue shimmer.  IRL, it's more like bottle color, but it still has that same gorgeous glowy quality.  I had no application issues and it was actually opaque in one coat.  It's in Essie's regular line and you can pick it up at your favorite e-tailers, eBay, BS, and at Essie.com.  The cheapest place I've found is TD. 

As for my nail recovery, I think it's going pretty well.  Most of my nails are growing out without any problems, and I think all of them will be fine in the end.  Just to remind you, here's where I started...

They aren't perfect, but I think they look tons better.


Liz (iceomatic's nails) said...

Wow!! Your nails look really good. :) That is really impressive for only three weeks. I love that blue.

Unknown said...

I love this color and yet, I don't own it?!
Your nails are improving amazingly well, you should be very proud! Go You!

Lucy said...

Your nails look lovely. They have improved masses. Especially with that polish on them. They really look pretty. I'm afraid to count mine. I probably have double what I think also.

Paige said...

Your nails are getting better every week! I love this blue, it is so beachy and pretty!

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Thank you, Liz

EA, you neeeeed it. It really is a gorgeous blue. I bet it would look great on your nails.

Lucy, I shouldn't have counted mine. It makes me "too aware".

GA, thank you. It really is an amazing blue.

Jacie said...

Mega, your nails are looking fab! I can't believe the difference.

Jacie said...

Megan even!

Get Nailed said...

I also died over that color in Devil Wears Prada! I love how just her nail color showed that she wasn't always up tight, she knew how to express her fun side, which was through bright blue nails.

Aurora's Nails said...

I want that blue!!! And your nails are looking great!

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