Rimmel Blue Me Away and Nails Inc Trafalgar Square NOTD

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sometimes, you just want to wear something weird. And clashing. And really ugly. And sometimes, it ends up sort of growing on you.

Like this NOTD, from a few weeks back. It all started when I decided I suddenly wanted to wear blue nail polish. If you know me, you'll know I'm not THAT big a fan of blues, for some reason. I don't even know why, especially given that I LOVE purples, and purples are essentially half blue? But that day I decided I wanted to wear blue. So I dug out Rimmel's Blue Me Away. It's a beautiful blue with fine red-orange shimmer. It's pretty cool, actually - it's rare to see a blue with shimmer of a contrasting colour, since most blues I've seen have silver shimmer.

So I put it on. While I like Rimmel's Lycra Pro Finish range, and their Lasting Finish Pro Enamel range, Blue Me Away was from the 60 Seconds Nail Polish range, and applies less well. I also don't like the brush as much - while the other two ranges have brushes with a curved end (which I particularly like), the brush on this one is cut across horizontally, and it is a little stubby. But it's nothing that can't be dealt with.

After putting it on, I decided that it wasn't weird enough. So I decided to put glitter on top of it. And I thought, why not put a red glitter on top, since there's already red shimmer in the polish?

So I dug out Nails Inc Trafalgar Square (which does seem quite a lot like China Glaze Ruby Pumps, another cult colour), and applied it on top. And as usual, this applied like nearly all the other Nails Inc colours I've tried before - without a single flaw.

Rimmel Blue Me Away Nails Inc Trafalgar Square

There. Are your eyes begging you to spare them the sight of my nails yet? I don't know why I like it, but I do. But I'm pleased to tell you that this lasted for a good 4 days before the first chip came on :P


  1. I see why you like it. Its actually VERY cool!

  2. The pic on my dashboard caught my attention as I was scrolling through. Sure you won't be to suprised that I was going 'ooh, like that!' before I even realised it was your blog!!! I've never tried any proper glitters from Nails inc, so really interesting to see.

    PS I bought 2 new blue varnishes yesterday.....obsessed me?

  3. Wow, that looks hot!


    xox Laura Beth

  4. It looks like fireworks! I love this mani.

  5. Oooooh, your nails look like they're glowing! Love this! :)

  6. I like it! It look like it's glowing from within.

  7. Old as this post may be, that is an incredible NOTD! And I already have Blue me away so I only need to hunt down Trafalgar square or a similar red glitter :)
    Sylvie xx


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