I was trying to give my nails a break and just use OPI nail envy but after 2 and a bit weeks they looked so bland and I had to paint them today. The other day a lovely twitter follower sent my some nail varnishes. Including in the ones I got sent was an essie one I was dying to try out. 

I absolutely love the essie polish (shade aruba blue) and can’t wait to buy more (hopefully I can get it cheap in the uk) the formula was amazing, opaque in one coat but I two to be on the safe side. It has a small brush (not like the one stroke polishes) which I personally prefer as I find it easier and it has a handle I can actually grip, I love my models own and nails inc nail varnishes but find the tops hard to hold.

The colour is called aruba blue and is such a bright metallic finish! I love it. I then used a top coat I found in my nail varnish bag, not sure on the make sorry.  Whenever I do my nails I always add more, I’m not a plain girl! I decided to try out my nail art pen (not sure if you can get them in the UK)

I decided to add silver tips, this nail art pen was so simple to use but I’ve found after coming out of the shower my tips have completely disappeared, I’m assuming this is because I forgot to do another layer of top coat. Have any of you tried this nail art pen or found this? I love this silver and blue contrast though and may try again later.

I can’t wait to add more essie polishes to my collection. Have you tried any?

Love M



  1. shannen
    February 19, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    Lovely nails 🙂 where could I get that silver nail pen or one similar?Shannen Xx

  2. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    February 19, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Thanks shannen :). Topshop have very similar ones to this. I know a lot of people have got nail art pens from ebay and amazon, but those have metal nibs. The one I have and the Topshop ones are more like a felt tip nib xxx if you Google sally hensen you may find a UK seller

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      February 20, 2012 / 12:11 pm

      Me too, I always loved navy,never had one this bright before but I love it x

  3. Girlie Blogger
    February 19, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    The blue color is beautiful and the tips looks so cool.

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      February 20, 2012 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks, I'm so pleased with the shade, makes me think of summer x

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