3 Shades of Blue Nail Polish

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3 shades of blue nail polish

I mostly live in black. Black clothes, black shoes, black purses, and even black hair– though the latter wasn’t up to me, it fits perfectly. My nails is the one department where I like to add a little bit more color– rarely, but it happens. Like when you fall in love with 3 shades of blue nail polish that you just can’t seem to put down.

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3 shades of blue nail polish

3 Shades of Blue Nail Polish

GlitterDaze Sky’s the Limit* is the most beautiful pastel blue creme. I love the formula of these cremes because they’re opaque in one coat for me, and they don’t apply patchy or streaky. I turn to this when I need my nails to be done quickly. One coat of this plus a matte top coat means your nails will be dry in no time!

Essie Find Me An Oasis is a lighter and much paler blue shade– call it a non-white white shade–that also has a creme finish. I’m an outfit repeater, but rarely a [consecutive] nail polish repeater with an exception to this nail color. It didn’t leave my nails for probably about a month after I got it.

Essie Bikini So Teeny is another creme finish polish (sensing a theme are we?) that is a cult favorite. When I look at this shade, the Pantone 2016 Serenity shade pops into my mind. It’s not bright or dark, but it’s not super muted, which is why I love it.

The formula of Essie nail polishes aren’t my favorite. They tend to be pretty streaky and watery so I usually have to put at least 2 coats to get them more opaque. But, more often than not I end up having to put on 3 coats and then sometimes things can get goopy. To be honest, it’s a love/hate relationship. I love so many Essie colors, but really dislike their formula. But, I continue to purchase them anyway because I love their shades so much.

Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Essie Bikini So Teeny is so pretty!


  • These look so pretty! I’m not usually a huge fan of blue polish but the lighter shades have me wanting to try it out!

    xo, Liz

    • I usually just stick to neutral nail colors and rarely go for color on my nails, but light blues oddly are a favorite of mine too!

  • I need to get both Essie shades! I love blue on my nails, somehow they look very flattering on me so those two have to be mine!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • These shades are really pretty! I need Bikini So Teeny. I haven’t rocked a blue polish in a while. I actually can’t believe you don’t like Essie polishes as much! They’re my favourite!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • I wish the formula worked better for me! I love their colors so much though that I put up with the formula haha.

  • I am a black person as well, you just explained me there ha ha :) I can’t seem to find a light blue shade that suits me, that’s why I pass them all the time. I am not a fan of the Essie formulas as well, especially the light colours. I need to be so careful to get them perfect, which takes a long time. x

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one! Ugh yes. The Essie formula is so hard to work with that I have to take my time with them.

  • The formula of the GlitterDaze one sounds lovely! Great colours!

    Abigail Alice x

  • Essie Bikini So Teeny is one of my favourite shades, it’s such a flattering colour, it really does work on everyone.
    xxx Claire

  • The three colors look so dreamy! Btw, thanks for reminding me again Essie’s formula can be hard to work with. often feel like getting myself some when I clearly don’t need anymore, and this can be good reasoning for it ;)

    Selene Addicted

    • Haha I always buy their polishes because I love their colors and then get annoyed because I have to spend so much time painting my nails to get them right, but ugh their colors are so good.

  • I love this post! The blues are so pretty and it’s definitely not what I usually go for but I definitely want to pick up all of these
    Kathy x

    • I have about 50 shades of neutral nude-pink nail polishes haha so these 3 blue shades are a nice pop of color :)

  • Awww those 3 blue shades are soooo lovely! I agree with you on the Essie formula, it can be quite difficult to work with! Thanks for this review x


    • cakedtothenines

      I’m glad you liked it :). I wish the formula on the Essie polishes were better because I love the colors!

    • They’re so gorgeous and have been on repeat on my nails :)

  • Gem

    These are so pretty – I’ve not worn a baby blue nail polish in ages – you’ve inspired me to raid my stash and see what I have!

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

    • Yay! I hope you rediscover some faves :). I always love raiding back through my stash and finding colors I once loved so much.

  • These are beautiful shades of blue. I don’t wear nail polish often but I love Essie polishes. x

    Ann-Marie |