When it comes to the trendy blue nail polish look, I'm a fence sitter. I have seen some women, particularly younger women, wear it well. In the darker shades, I tend to rather like the look. On myself, however, I think it looks rather silly--Something my husband very much agrees with.
Regardless, there is no need to break the bank buying sold out Chanel on Ebay or spending $20 on the Dior version in order to have the current hip look in nails. The cheaper brands are already stepping up and putting out blue shades. When chasing a trend, buying cheap makes sense. You are unlikely to use up the product before it goes out of style anyway
At the cheapest end of the scale, you can get a perfectly acceptable polish in Wet 'n' Wild for a couple dollars at your local drugstore. As one of those impulse grocery store purchases, I picked up Wet 'n' Wild Sapphire Blue for under $2 and gave it a try. The quality of the polish was surprisingly good. It covered well with only a single coat, dried quickly, and has been almost as chip proof as my more expensive polishes. Plus I kill nail polish so fast, that chip proof means little to me--I chip even the best within a day. Here is another view of it:
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