It's been 3 weeks today since I took off my last set of glue-ons. Except for my swatching of the new ChG collection, I've had very little nail polish on my nails. All I've worn for the past 3 weeks has been the Dermelect treaments and top coat. I was okay with waiting to polish my nails until I reorganized my stash last night. For one, I thought I had 150 polishes and I had almost 300, so I figured I'd better get cracking if I was ever going to use them. And, I fell back in love with some of my forgotten babies. So, even though my nails are not back to being polish-worthy, I figured I'd show them some love nonetheless.
I fell in love with Essie Aruba Blue while watching The Devil Wears Prada. Emily Blunt's character wears it through much of the movie. Of course, at the time, I didn't realize it was Aruba Blue. I just happened to stumble on that bit of information while reading ALU. I think I fell back in love with it at that moment. I had to hunt it down and make it mine.
Honestly, though, I don't think I've ever worn it. Amelia, my daughter, has, but I haven't. So I rectified that today. Here's one coat of Essie Aruba Blue over one coat of Dermelect Makeover Ridgefiller. I also have one coat of INM Out the Door TC.
The color is a gorgeous medium-to-dark, bright, blue shimmer. IRL, it's more like bottle color, but it still has that same gorgeous glowy quality. I had no application issues and it was actually opaque in one coat. It's in Essie's regular line and you can pick it up at your favorite e-tailers, eBay, BS, and at Essie.com. The cheapest place I've found is TD.
As for my nail recovery, I think it's going pretty well. Most of my nails are growing out without any problems, and I think all of them will be fine in the end. Just to remind you, here's where I started...
They aren't perfect, but I think they look tons better.