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Top 10 Blue Nail Polishes

Update Your Holiday Mani With A Blue Polish Change

Update Your Holiday Mani With A Blue Polish Change

Tired of your typical Lincoln Park After Dark mani/pedi? We’ve got just the shade update for you! Blue is the new black as far as we’re concerned and we’ve rounded up the best of the best blue nail polishes to try this winter. From sophisticated navy to whimsical powder blue, OPI, Essie, and a few other tried-and-true brands have nailed it (get it?) when it comes to the blue color spectrum. Shimmer, glitter and holographic polishes round out our list of the Top 10 blue nail polishes. For long-lasting wear, skip the nail salon and opt for OPI Infinite Shine or Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish. All 10 of our picks go on smooth and are easily removed whether you prefer two coats or three. While we’re going to stick to a non-shimmer shade for the office, we’re already matching holographic polishes to our NYE dress options! There’s just enough time to try a new shade for the holidays… and what could be more festive than a cobalt glitter? Opening image: @essie

Love our 10 Best Blue Nail Polishes? Just wait till you see our 10 Best Light Pink Nail Polishes!

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December 18, 2018

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The Rankings


Zoya Nail Polish in Sailor

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Not only is this navy shade so gorgeous, but Zoya is also a natural and toxin free brand!

HELPFUL TIP: Use the "Try it on" feature to see what it will look like on your skin tone!


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Blue My Mind

Our Score

BEST FOR: Forget sticking with clear polish, this polish lets you stay stylish while strengthening your nails.

LOVED FOR: Inexpensive polish that lasts


Essie Nail Polish in Aruba Blue

Our Score

BEST FOR: Subtle shimmer

STYLE WITH: This bold electric blue looks ultra cool with gold arm candy.


Zoya Nail Polish in Dream

Our Score

USERS SAID: "A fabulous, rich, dark but sparkly midnight blue! I don't usually wear blues or dark colors on my nails (aside from an occasional dark copper), but this was so fantastic I wore it for weeks. Great for the holidays."

BEST FOR: Going for it with glitter!


ILNP Nail Polish in Hush

Our Score

BEST FOR: When you can't decide on one color, opt for this color shifting shade.

USERS SAID: "I am not one to typically leave reviews, but this polish is amazing! I am so addicted! So much I am about to place an order for 6 more bottles! In two days I’ve received more than 12 compliments on the color and “coolness” of the effects. Yes ma’am! You betcha! ILNP—Hush, my newest nail obsession!"


Deborah Lippman Creme Nail Lacquer in Blue Orchid

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This soft shade is as dreamy as a winter wonderland.

BEST FOR: Breaking the winter polish norm in favor of light nails


Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Caviar Bar

Our Score

BEST FOR: Easy application for girls who aren't polish pros

LOVED FOR: Caviar Bar is as chic as its name suggests.


Color Club Nail Polish in Blue Heaven

Our Score

BEST FOR: NYE nails

LOVED FOR: This holographic polish feels so 90s!


Essie Nail Polish Blue-Tiful Horizon

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This deep periwinkle is giving us major sugar plum fairy vibes.

FUN FACT: This polish is part of the Essie Desert Mirage collection that we can't get enough of!


OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in Get Ryd-of-thym Blues

Our Score

BEST FOR: A black alternative

HELPFUL TIP: For the longest-lasting wear, use with OPI's Infinite Shine base and top coat.

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