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A 2011 Bright Blue Nail Color Guide

2011 Bright Blue Nail Polish Guide

Blue Week – 4. 10 – 4. 17

With this guide, I’m trying to “collect” really bright blue nail colors that remind me of LED lights. These are those true pain-inducing blues, no green, no turquoise, just unnaturally blue. It seems to be a popular trends this spring. April is Autism Awareness Month and you can Light It Up Blue with these nail colors.

Budget Bright Blue Nail Color (Under $10)Jordana Nail Polish in Blue Flash is a satin finish neon blue that retails for $1.50. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Miami Heat is really bright blue, verging on “royal” that retails for $2.50. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Nail Color in Pacific Blue is an OP/Ocean Pacific early 90’s kind of blue that goes for under $3. Rad. NYX Nail Polish in Thunder (not pictured) is a shimmery bold blue that retails for under $5. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Brisk Blue is a bright, bold and satin tropical blue. It retails for about $5. Milani Neon Nail Lacquer in Dude Blue (yeah, that is the name…) is the LED light blue. This retails for about $5. Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Royal is a quick-drying royal blue with a satin finish. It’s really pretty and retails for about $6. Barielle Nail Lacquer in Berry Blue is a bold, rich, dark blue that retails for $6. Essie Nail Polish in Mesmorize, a bold bright blue, retails for about $8. Zoya Nail Polish in Tallulah is an electric medium blue with lots of shimmers. Zoya says it looks good on all skin tones! It and goes for $8.

More Expensive Bright Blue Nail Color (Over $10) Priti NYC Nail Polish in Kingfisher Daisy is a neon blue so bright that it hurts my eyes. It retails for $12.50. Pop Beauty Nail Glam Nail Polish in Ocean is a darker, metallic blue that goes for $14. It’s LE and I am calling this a “2011 Guide”, and I can resist, Butter London Nail Lacquer in Blagger is a pretty cobalt that retails for $14. Seattle-based Julep Nail Polish in Taylor is a toned down electric blue with a touch of “denim”. It goes for $14. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Force is a bold and shiny blue. It retails for $14.  Scotch Naturals Nail Polish in Flying Scotsman is a water-based satin royal blue that retails for $15.

I haven’t tried any of these shades. In fact, I’m a little scared of how these blues will look against my slightly yellow complexion. Have any of you guys tried any of these? What do you think? And if you have any more to add to this list, please share!

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8 thoughts on “A 2011 Bright Blue Nail Color Guide

    1. Essie Coat Azure is really pretty. I don’t own it but I’ve seen it in person. I say “screw it”. It’s no bolder than having red on the fingers!

    1. That new EL was the inspiration 😉
      I love Essie nail polishes. It may be my favorite nail color brand. Easy, even application and great colors. Just wish it was as inexpensive as Sinful Colors!

  1. Thank you for doing a week of blue for Autism Awareness Month. Many people don’t know what it is; if they do, they have decade old stereotypes of Autism. If every blog could do a little shoutout for lifelong disorders like this on their months, we could get a lot more awareness. I’m a high-functioning Autistic and I love how you decided to pick a color from the puzzle piece colors and went with that color for a week in terms of beauty! It’s very creative!

    I have Essie in Mesmorize. It’s not LED blue; it’s literally Crayola crayon blue! It’s one of my favorite colors!

    1. It’s true. These stereotypes still exist. People are shocked that my favorite clients are those with autism. I relate to them and they have all taught me something! People need educated. Autism isn’t a death sentence and many individuals with autism function in our society, having families, jobs, hobbies. Parents and families need support. Teachers and therapists need strategies. And Autistics need accepted. I’m all about “Autism Action Month” every month of the year!

      Mesmorize is a beautiful color and I think it is one of the few that would work with my complexion because like you said, it is a “true” blue. And I love the Essie formula. Did you know they are sold at Wal-Mart and drugstores now? I have a feeling that my Essie collection will only grow…

      1. I just looked at your profile and thought, “Oh, that’s why she’s around people like me all the time! She’s a speech therapist!” because I was wondering why you would know so many clients with Autism. I did speech for almost 8 years, from the time I was 6 months to the time I was 8.5 years old. We still don’t know what causes my speech problems though as I do have more than Autism; I actually have Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy too.

        I know that Essie is in drugstores now, but I didn’t like that a lot of the collection got pared down in order to do it. I’ve got to hunt down more Pretty Edgy’s! That was originally a permanent but they cut it out when they settled on a drugstore list. It clashes a bit with my cool-toned skin (yellow does not go well with my skin!) but I love that color too much. It perks me up. It’s a perky color!

        1. It’s really amazing that anybody learns to speak or communicate as complex as it all is. From the brain to the physical to the thoughts. There’s room for many problems. Like I said, I can’t believe that it ever works at all!

          I’ve recently discovered that I love nail polish, Essie being one of my favorite brands. I didn’t know it was at drugstores until I stumbled upon a blog. I am really loving Tart Deco right now. I hate that they have a “drugstore” list. I don’t like when vendors try to decide what I’ll like. I find it offensive. I like my options 🙂

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