Now that I’ve discovered that I can wear blue nail polish – light blue, that is, no navy or electric blue, thank you — I’ve been looking around for the best shades for me. And I’ve stumbled on what might be the perfect one. This is a pale, silvery, lavender blue nail color polish that fairly screams spring and summer, and we’re into fall (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere, but you guys in the SH could easily groove on this now). But I’m just so excited to have found a nearly perfect dupe for it that I just had to share. Back in 2012, Chanel launched a wondrously elegant blue nail polish called Sky Line. Unfortunately, I missed it. Although truth be told, back then I would no more have worn blue nail polish than the man in the moon.
But in the past year or so, as my nail polish palate has expanded, I stumbled upon this beauty belatedly and fell into deep, deep want.
However, by that time Sky Line was long gone from stores and was fetching upwards of $60 or more a bottle on ebay. However, I am nothing if not determined, once I get my mind set on something. So after a month or two of poring over Internet nail sites and some heavy experimenting – not to mention some crazy mismatched blue nails along the way — I think I have hit the jackpot.
In 2013 or ‘14, Lancome rolled out a bridal collection of nail polishes, and among them was a shade called I Do, Blue. It’s still available, so I got myself a bottle and was so excited. It is a nearly perfect dupe of the Sky Line and is gorgeous on the nail.
But being a bit of a perfectionist, I thought it could be ever-so-slightly improved upon, to give it a wee bit more of a lavender tone. So I played around with layering deeper colors under it.
The most spot-on formula to the Sky Line wound up being one (or even two coats for more oomph) of OPI’s You’re Such a Buda-Pest to make it a bit more lavender leaning, then one coat of I Do Blue on top, then finishing with a glossy top coat. Ah, perfection! This makes me so happy that I think I’ll just wear it year-round.
What about you? What nail colors are you enjoying now? Do you have any dupes that you love?
P.S. The Lancome I Do, Blue polish may be available on the Lancome site or on amazon dot com, but I got mine at belk dot com. It also appears periodically on ebay. OPI’s Buda-pest is available wherever the line is carried.