|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Where to begin with this amazing polish?! This is hands down my favorite dark blue polish ever. Aruba Blue makes my nails look like sapphires! The first time I saw it, it immediately caught my eye and I just knew I had to have it.
It has a bit of a frost/metallic finish. The formula is a breeze, application is super smooth and you only need two coats max for full opacity. Also, there is minimal to no streaking. I can't wait for sandal weather again, because I know I'll be rocking Aruba Blue on my feet all summer long.
Formula-wise, Essie can be hit or miss depending on the shade (for me, at least), but this one is fabulous.
An absolutely beautiful color with an amazingly workable formula? I'm sold!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I could sing praise for this gorgeous polish all day long. From the very first time I saw this on the shelf in the store, I was amazed, and I just knew that I had to have it. Aruba Blue is this very dark, deep blue navy color with a subtle lighter blue metallic shimmer. There is just so much dimension to this polish that I don't think I'll ever stop using it (and I would really freak out if Essie ever stopped making this color). It's not just one shade. Depending on the angle and lighting in which I looked at this color, it looked different, which is just amazing. The formula was the perfect consistency (not stubbornly thick, but just thin enough for spreading), which helped get the flawless, shiny finish (even without top coat) that I love, and the color was opaque in just one coat! The brush also helped because it's thick and wide enough to cover each nail quickly, easily, evenly, but also cleanly, so there wasn't much clean up involved afterwards. Also, I wore Aruba Blue for a good 7 days without chipping, so this polish is worth every penny!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
Beautiful shimmery metallic looking royal blue polish. It looks fabulous on nails, but takes FOREVER to dry! I ended up getting scratches on the surface of my nails even though I was careful. It has also chipped at the top of my nails after one day, but I change my colour every few days anyway so it's not so much of an issue for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I was a little disappointed in this color, it didn't look as interesting on my nails as it did in the bottle. It's probably just me, though, as everyone else seems to love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this beautiful royal blue. So bright and eye-catching! It's so glow-y it's almost metallic-looking. This color grabbed my attention from the first time I saw it in the store, it really stands out. And now that I'm wearing it I've decided it's one of my favorite polishes, and I own close to 100. One of Essie's best!
If you like blue polishes this one is a must-have!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
This is my first Essie nail polish, I simply adore OPI and Chanel. Forgot to bring nail polish on a sleep over and went to a drug store and Essie was the only quality brand they had. Aruba Blue is a gorgeous blue which really stands out due to the brightness of it. I can see this working on all skin tones. It's a happy, royal and charming colour. Every time I wear it I receive a compliment. The Essie brush is quite wide which makes for an easy application. You could get away with one coat but I love two coats. It has a high sheen so you don't have to use a top coat if you use top coat for sheen. I'm very pleased with the purchase and wear it often.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This nail polish is reminds me of sexy, victoria's secret, royal blue, satin lingerie. That sounds insanely creepy, but that's what my brain came up with. Sorry if that offended you, but don't let me deter you away from this polish. It is GORGEOUS. It is opaque in 1 coat, but I like to add a second because I feel like if I don't, it won't be right. Two coats is generally good for all good quality nail polishes. Essie polishes aren't the best at chip-prevention, but hey, you're not buying this for wear and tear, you're wearing this for a statement. Be warned, people will notice your nails (in a good way of course!). Go check this out if you're a lover of blues and being noticed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
A beautiful navy blue with tiny specs of blue and purple sparkle (on the nails it just looks like a sheeny finish). Nice application and lasting power. I've only worn this color once and I got compliments on it, so it must be good, right? ; )
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Such a fab color!! I find Essie nail polishes a hit and miss in terms of formula and how easy application is. This one is a hit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Grey
What a gorgeous colour. It really is something that will give your nails some attention. Very glamorous royal blue with the most beautiful metallic shine! As soon as I saw this alongside the other essie polishes it immediately caught my eye, and I just had to get it. Really nice, very beautiful, quick drying, generally quite a nice product. :-)