[Essence] The Frosted

One more white (although I am currently wearing the new Blanc White by Chanel; finally, I could get my hands on the Spring collection – photos will be shown soon) … The Frosted has a matte (or suède) finish, yet this white contains glitter particles.

the frosted

This is two coats without top coat under artificial light.

the frosted

the frosted

Applying a top coat brings out the shimmer. I took these photos the next morning, so it’s natural daylight. Even though I like matte nail colours, I prefer the glossy look in this case.

the frosted

the frosted

Close-up view without top coat.

the frosted

[Chanel] Blanc Ceramic (#335)

Yesterday I paid Alsterhaus a visit; it was my daughter’s birthday and we wanted to go out a bit, actually having some chai latte. However, no spring collection yet, neither Chanel nor Dior. Instead they were moving their stuff to a different part of the department store, trying not to seem too busy. Refurbishing is still going on at Alsterhaus.

At least I have a Chanel to present today, and as it seems that I’m into white these days, it’s Blanc Ceramic. White with pearl finish.

blanc ceramic

It’s rather sheer, thus three coats.

blanc ceramic

blanc ceramic

blanc ceramic

Close-up view.

blanc ceramic

[p2] even now!

[I’m sorry but Photobucket currently seems to cause some trouble, so that you might not be able to see the mani photos … I am trying to work things out.]

“Winter … who cares!” Well, it has become quite cold, even in the North of Germany, with frosty nights and snowy paths, e. g. at my mother’s place. I’m not too fond of the cold season because it means putting on layers of clothes. But nevertheless I like winter-themed nail polishes. 😉

Even Now has been part of my stash for a while before making it on my nails. It’s like a snow globe disguising as a nail varnish, white glitter from chunky to fine in a white, semi-sheer jelly base. Winter, isn’t it?

even now!

Two coats applied. It’s not too gritty, I used one layer of top coat.

even now!

even now!

even now!

Natural light.

even now!

Macro view.

even now!

[Yves Saint Laurent] Khaki Arty (#31)

If you are a bit familiar with my taste, you will notice that Khaki Arty is quite an unusual shade for my nails. It’s indeed khaki with olive green undertones – nothing that will make me think of winter days. 😉 I received this from C.M of ChaHeVu blog – ages ago and as a special edition of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.

Shown below is two coats.

Artificial light. This brings out the green.

[Lacura] Peppermint

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time yesterday at New Year’s Eve, and may 2017 bring everything you wish for.

Since I am still at my mother’s house, I am not painting my nails too often now (which, in my terms, means every two or three days), and I also brought colours I have worn and posted before. So there isn’t anything new to show, but I still have some shades in my drafs, and I am starting with Peppermint. This is quite an unusual Lacura – regarding the bottle design. I found this in a store near my mother’s place, and the mint green of Peppermint looks so pretty.

Peppermint

Flawless application, quick drying, and shown below is two coats.

Peppermint

Peppermint

Peppermint