20 January 2014

Blue Monday

I'd never heard of Blue Monday 'til this morning when everyone seemed to be talking about it on twitter. Apparently it's the most depressing day of the year, and I'm sure we only had one of those a couple of weeks ago, but I'm still going to use it as an excuse to show off my coincidentally blue nail polish.
perfect sky blue nail polish
I put this on yesterday unaware of todays colour significance, after ordering it in the Crabtree and Evelyn January sale. I bought about half a dozen of these polishes in the same order as they were reduced from their full price for £6 to under £2 each and they're all gorgeous. The one I have on today is aptly named 'Sky'. It's described on the site as 'a light blue crème to match the summer sky', and despite the depressing connotations of 'Blue Monday', this is such a cheerful colour. It just makes me think of summer days and ice creams on the beach, and we all need to be thinking of those things to get us through January!
blue sparkly nail polish

So I was happy to leave them at that for at least a few days but I figured since it's apparently Blue Monday I might as well add extra blue, and since sparkles are so cheery I dug out Nails Inc's Royal Arcade to jazz them up a bit!

crabtree evelyn nails inc
 I do like the finished effect of blue on blue... it looks like a swimming pool in the sunlight - there I go daydreaming about holidays again!
What do you think? Should I have saved this for summer?  Would anybody be interested in seeing the other Crabtree and Evelyn polishes I picked up?  


  1. I love the look of them layered together - so pretty. And pah at it being Blue Monday - I've had an awesome day.

    And yes to the other shades wahooo I want to see

    Kayleigh xo

  2. That's a lovely colour! And blue Monday is just an excuse to be grumpy and eat cake ;)

    Danniella x | Famous In Japan

  3. Absolutely gorgeous blue! I quite often paint my nails in Summery colours in the Winter, it makes me feel happy, it's nice to have something bright to look at when it's all dark and miserable outside x

  4. These polishes make a pretty combo. This is a much better Blue Monday x

  5. Lovely colour :)


  6. lovely color! my favorite with glitters

    Loves from Malaysia

  7. This is such a lovely combination! I didn't realise Crabtree & Evelyn did nail polish, I may have to look into that! :)

    Jess xo

    1. I don't think they've been doing them very long...

  8. That blue is beautiful, very Tiffany Blue like, which I love. I wonder what makes yesterday the worst day of the year? Aren't all Mondays depressing, why was yesterday so much more so? Lol I wonder....

    1. haha yeah all Mondays are pretty bad! I guess it's deemed worse because it's still in the thick of winter but without all the Christmas stuff to look forward to?


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