Monday, June 16, 2014

Beauty Barrage: Manicure Monday - The Fault in our Stars Nails

It's just another manic-ure Monday. I don't "wish it were a Sunday" though because it's Game of Thrones night and I'm rushing this post so I could watch with the hubby!

Anyway, today's manicure is a bit special because I saw The Fault in our Stars last Saturday. I loved the book by John Green and I couldn't wait to see the movie. I'm so glad A has a crush on Shailene Woodley because of Divergent, so he was totally willing to see it with me. I'm going to do a post on the movie itself soon so I'll just focus on what this entry is about. 

That, my friends, is Hazel Grace Lancaster's nail polish. Augustus Waters described it as an almost black dark blue. "But her hand was still her hand, still warm and the nails painted this almost black dark blue and I just held her hand and imagine the world without us and for about one second I was a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that I was going, too." 

When I first saw Hazel's nail polish I immediately thought, hey, I have nail polish that's just like that! It's NYX Advanced Salon Formula nail polish in Royal Blue. Why it did not occur to me when I was reading the book a long time ago, I have no idea. And so, this happened today. 

This nail polish is really easy to apply. It's sheer, so layering is easy, and I only need two coats usually to get it fully opaque. It dries super fast too and is one of the easiest formulas that manicure-challenged me has ever tried.

It's exactly a dark blue, almost black color and it reminds me of the midnight sky. I love how it sometimes looks black, and then it catches the light.

This lacquer is actually one of my favorites because it matches my engagement ring perfectly (see below for an old picture). I love this kind of blue, and I love it even more now because it reminds me of The Fault in our Stars.

Have you seen/read The Fault in our Stars? Do you have a favorite blue-black nail polish? Let's talk in the comments!  


  1. Hi, Im writing this from India. i really want to get this nail polish, but the link that you have given doesnt work there anywhere i can get this and have it delivered over to Bangalore (INDIA).

    1. Hi. I'm in the Philippines so I'm not sure if NYX is available there. You can check the international NYX website maybe it's still available there, and you can order from there ( Thanks for dropping by the blog!