Top 5 - Blue Creme Polishes

Oh dear friends, my brain is overwhelmed with choices for my favourite blue cremes! I could have easily made a top 10, and I'll be forever debating my choices in my mind but I guess that's what happens when you try and play favourites with polish. Sometimes it just can't be done.

So here are my top five as it stands at this very exact moment in time!

#5 Revlon - Coastal Surf

Revlon Colorstay - Coastal Surf


I love almost every colour I've tried from the Colorstay range, and this is one of my favourites. A lovely vibrant pastel that is opaque in two thin coats and is perfect for nail art. Most of these polishes I didn't have existing swaches for because I primarily use them for nail art, but they all stand alone beautifully.

I've used Celestial Cosmetics Anti-Matter top coat (a softer, slightly waxy matte) in most of these swatches to bring out the colour.

#4 Sally Hansen - Pacific Blue

Sally Hansen - Pacific Blue


Of course, the now uber-famous original formula of Pacific Blue had to be featured in here somewhere! It was popular for a reason - the gorgeous, slighty dusty cerulean shade of blue and the flawless formula. Two coats gives you this beautiful richness. Again, matte top coat on this one.

I have two backups because I was already halfway through my first one when they were discontinued, when I saw two sitting in my local chemist for $5.95 each I couldn't have them not be mine. 

#3 Australis - #playthegame

Australis #playthegame

I'll admit, I purchased this polish not expecting much. I find Australis can be pretty hit and miss with polish, but I can forgive that in a cheaper drugstore cosmetics brand. It immediately impressed me once I swatched it though - it really is about as neon as you could hope for in a pure blue. 

The formula is great, very creamy and applies beautifully. Plus, this is another two coater... I'm starting to see a theme here. I didn't wear the matte top coat on this because I wanted to show that, unlike most neons, this dries glossy.

#2 Celestial Cosmetics - Monocerous

Celestial Cosmetics - Monocerous

Indie makers aren't exactly know for their cremes, but when they do take a chance against the mainstream offerings I find I always want to buy them. I already had a few blues in the cobalt range, but none compare to this one. 

Dreamy formula and perfect colour, this applies smoothly and self levels like magic on my ridgey nails. Quite obviously, this was the one existing swatch I had of the bunch, hence the different nail shape. I did still use the same matte top coat on it though! Monocerous is still available via Celestial Cosmetics.

#1 Essie - Bobbing for Baubles

Essie - Bobbing for Baubles

Number one is outrageously different to the rest huh? Not only is this my favourite blue creme, it's probably also my favourite Essie polish. It reminds me of one of my favourite polishes when I was younger, which was Revlon Top Speed - Ink. Bobbing for Baubles leans a bit greyer than Ink, but it has that same almost-black look.

So it's almost obvious by now, but it's another two coater with a formula that totally rules. Yep, matte top coat too! 

So there are my current favourite blue cremes! Love? Hate? Let me know in the comments x

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