Friday Favorites: Colores de Carol Blues #2

It’s Friday … yay! It’s Friday … yay!! It’s a sunny and pretty day here, although quite hot, and I am happily singing the Friday song. I can feel the weekend coming, even though it will be a mask-wearing and socially distanced kind of thing. Still! For some reason, I am really ready for it this week, which seems silly as I have had a fairly slow week at work.

For today’s Friday Favorites, I have the second half of my favorite Colores de Carol blues to share. I think I mentioned, back in post #1, how Carolina creates some gorgeously amazing blues. And if I didn’t mention it back then, I’m saying it now! Gorgeously Amazing Blues!!

Sapphire Princess is one of Carolina’s amazingly intense holographic polishes. Think Slappy’s Tie, Esmeralda, The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, and The Cuckoo Clock of Doom … but in blue. Yep!! That is this amazing, amazing color. I would go so far as to say this is a perfect shade of blue. It is rich and still bright, and it is not too deep. It looks blue in every type of lighting. And, of course, that holographic is on fire in the sunlight!

See You at the Rink was part of the 2018 Roller Girl Collection.

This blue creme is EVERYTHING. It is a gorgeously light and airy shade of blue. And it has a fabulous formula. I love this on on its own and also under different toppers or in nail art. Just seeing pictures of it lifts my spirits and puts a smile on my face!

Sleigh Ride was part of the 2018 Advent Polish Calendar.

Now, this blue is deep, dark, and extremely mysterious. I think it still looks “blue” (as opposed to looking black) in pretty much every type of lighting. But it is so deep and dark that it reminds me of a night sky. But not a normal night sky. It reminds me of a night sky in the middle of winter, when there is no moon and your breath freezes in the air in little puffs. I realize that is oddly specific, but … yep! That’s what this polish says to me. I love it.

Substitute Boss Eros was part of the 2017 Valentine’s Day Trio.

I think it is becoming obvious that I have a serious soft spot for a certain shade of blue. And that would be THIS certain shade of blue. It’s kind of a medium-toned to dark shade that (to me, anyhow) lands in the middle of royal, cornflower, and sapphire. I love the brightness to it, and this is a color tone that never fails to make me happy on my nails. And speaking of sapphires, if I ever found a sapphire this particular color of blue (that I could afford), I would be one happy Mama.

Summer Glacier is kind of a surprise appearance here on my favorites list. When I first purchased and manicured with this polish two or three years ago, I have to admit I was not loving it. It didn’t look at all like what I expected on my nails, and I felt overall disappointed by it. I stuck it in my drawer and kind of forgot about it.

Fast forward a few years, to when I decided to swatch a bunch of my stash for nicer pictures. I swatched this polish, and I was mesmerized by it. We are talking seriously enchanted by every sparkle and shimmer, as well as this super light blue base color. I kept thinking to myself, “Self, why in the world did we think we didn’t like this?” And my Self had no answers. And so, here she is today: on my favorite’s list, where she will likely stay for the duration.

And I am rounding out my favorite Colores de Carol blues with this beauty: The Gifted Stone, which was from the January 2018 PPU sale.

Remember how I said I love that certain shade of blue? Yep. This one has it. Remember how I said I love holographic? Yep. This one has that, too. It’s a delicate, scattered holographic, which is super lovely on the nail. I love this polish so much that I actually have a backup for it. Now, that’s LOVE, y’all!


So that’s the end of my favorite Colores de Carol blues. I am going to be sad when my favorite blues are all done. I love looking at all these sparkly beauties so much. They really make my heart happy.

What about y’all? What are your favorite Colores de Carol blues? I would love to hear all about them.


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