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Get The Look – Jenna Ushkowitz in Glee

By on October 20, 2009
in Blue, Celebrity
Where are my fellow Gleeks in the nail polish loving community? I’ve been obsessed with Glee ever since its premiere last Spring after American Idol. I’ve watched each episode multiple times and have downloaded all the songs on iTunes. I even got the boyfriend to watch. It may be time for an intervention.

You may remember that I wrote about the cast and their nails last May. Ever since, I’ve been trying to figure out what shade of blue Jenna Ushkowitz wears as Tina. Thanks to Glee’s Makeup Department Head, Eryn Krueger Mekash, I now know. Find out after the jump!

I’ve had a bit of a girl crush on Tina from the moment she belted out Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ in the pilot episode. It’s a shame she doesn’t get more screen time or lead vocals because the girl has talent. I adore the juxtaposition of her punk rock look with her sweet, stuttering speaking voice and love of glee club. Though it’s her blue nails that made the polish fanatic in me take notice.According to Eryn, Jenna wears Essie Aruba Blue as part of her character’s look. Aruba Blue has long been a favorite of blue loving fanatics like myself and it seems to be a go-to shade for television and film. Who could forget Emily Blunt wearing it in The Devil Wears Prada? I know others have claimed that it was Chanel Blue Satin but that polish is too dark and wasn’t even created when the movie was filmed.

Aruba Blue is an electrifying blue shimmer. Rich with pigment it applies smooth and even in two coats.
Essie Aruba Blue retails for $8 and can be found at salons nationwide and online at e-tailers like Head2ToeBeauty.

You can see more of Eryn’s work at

images: and All Lacquered Up

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  1. Allison M. says:

    loved that color on Emily Blunt. I also love her in general, too.

  2. The Glitterati says:

    GLEE! It just started airing in Canada this season, and I'm totally hooked. So much so that I didn't even notice her nail polish, can you believe it? Aruba Blue is gorgeous!

  3. Emily says:

    Gorgeous!! I commented yesterday too about my love for all things Glee. Wow, I think I need that polish on my wish list!! I plan on giving myself a mani tonight, but can't pick a colour!! Will you be watching tomorrow???

  4. Duffi McDermott says:

    A Glee post! I love Glee! DD and I watch it faithfully. Not an Essie fan, though; Aruba Blue is totally gorgeous, however.

  5. Jennifer says:

    this is awesome, thanks for sharing! I'm thinking I'll wear Aruba Blue tonight :)

  6. Kajsa says:

    I think Aruba blue looks kind of dull in the bottle, but on the nails – WOW! It's my all time favorite blue!

    How close is it to ChG Frostbite? I'd love to see a comparison.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I'm a total Gleek! Thanks for this tidbit, Michelle!

  8. Laura says:

    I love this show! Thanks for tracking down what color she wears. I love it!

  9. Britt says:

    wow i am in love with that color….and i like how it sorta matches her blue streaks in her hair

  10. Ashley Danielle says:

    i have that color but i've never worn it.

  11. Chloe says:

    hi i really want this colour but i live in the uk does anyone know any shops which sell glee things like this websites would be appreciated thanks :D