On trend: blue nails

Blue makeup was a big hit on SS14 catwalks, but for many of us it doesn't seem to be an easily achievable look. No-one wants to feel like an extra from an 80s film, so in this two part series, I'll be showing you easy ways to translate the blue looks of the catwalk into easy to wear real-life options.

Nail polish is probably the easiest place to start with the blue makeup trend - while we might not feel comfortable wearing it on our faces, blue nails will give you a gentle way of introducing the trend into your summer looks and there's a whole host of different shades and finishes to choose from.

I've picked out a few of my favourite shades which go all the way from gentle baby blue, right through to the deepest navy.

Polishes left to right:
B. - Brit*
Liz Earle - Moonlight*
Models Own HyperGel - Blue Glint
Nubar - Blueberry*
Models Own HyperGel - Cornflower Gleam
Maybelline Superstay - Uptown Blue*
Nubar - My New Obsession*
Essie - Go Overboard
Maybelline Acid Wash - Ripped Tide
Kiko Sunshow - 45*

Don't be afraid to play around with textures too - Barry M has some great concrete effect blue polishes and Nails Inc have just launched a turquoise Latex finish one that looks fantastic. Blue does have a habit of staining your nails, so make sure you wear a good base coat underneath to help prevent this.

If you're feeling really adventurous, why not try a blue ombre effect on your nails (easy to do using a makeup sponge), or using multiple shades from light to dark across your nails? I think nails are the easiest place to have fun with - are you a fan of blue nails? What's your favourite blue shade?


  1. I love blue polish especially the Barry M Blueberry x


  2. I used to hate blue nails but I am really liking them at the moment. I've been wearing Essie Truth or Flare, bit similar to the Cornflower Models Own one!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. Nubar blueberry and Models Own cornflower gleam needs to be in my nail varnish collection!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  4. What a great idea! Having blue eyes I've stayed away from blue eye shadows like the plague. I know some blue eyed gals who rock blue eyeshadow well but just don't really have the guts to try it out for myself. Hadn't even crossed my mind to try out blue nails, how simple, haha. Will have to actually go buy some blue nail polish now :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

  5. I do love a blue. Wearing Nails Inc Regents Place at the moment which is a really pretty cornflower blue. Love the Kiko Sunshow polish, it looks so pretty. Really like their formulas.

    Vanessa The Other VW xx


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