[Chanel] Koala (#113)

Here we have Koala, which is a red brown hue. As for the release date, I have no clue, but I think this is a beautiful colour for autumn.

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Application was two coats. Artificial light only … it’s this time of the year.

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[Chanel] Scenario (#604)

A current favourite, with special regard to Christmas. I fancy reds and I fancy neons; Scenario combines both.

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Two coats applied. The finish is actually matte but photos were taken with top coat.

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Daylight.

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On my way to the subway – here you can probably see how bright this is. 🙂

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[Essence] Icebreaker

Here’s an older Essence. I picked Icebreaker about three years ago because of its fascinating, slightly iridescent shimmer. The base is blue and the shimmer is magenta.

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Sadly the formula is very sheer. Shown below is three coats and there is still a visible nail line. But the shimmer is amazing.

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Close-up photo.

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[Chanel] Vert No. 22 (#822)

Here’s finally Vert No. 22, a greyish green. At first sight, it might look boring but I think this is a very special colour because it matches every other shade.

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Two coats shown below.

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Daylight.

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I showed this to Mother Toad – who wasn’t impressed at all and preferred to stay in her earth hole. 😉

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[Essence] Elfin Whispers

Elfin Whispers was a wonderful birthday present I got from my daughter last Sunday (hence on my actual birthday). It’s currently available at drugstores which have Essence cosmetics and I would have bought it anyway because I was curious when hearing about “melted chrome”. Elfin Whispers is purple and has a metallic finish.

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Application is good but you have to be quick; this can get stripy. Without topcoat the finish is more semi-matte or satin. Adding topcoat, the finish becomes glossy – but not shiny as in “mirror-like”. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty colour and formula. This is two coats, by the way.

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Daylight.

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Macro photo.

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[Dior] Cruise (#676)

First of all, I have to apologise to quite a few of my readers (hello out there :), especially those who got in touch with me via e-mail. The caramelfrappe Google address has been “seized” by my daughter to register with Snapchat and whatever other social media stuff; we actually share it but she didn’t seem to tell me about messages and I didn’t check the inbox for quite some time.

So I’ll be catching up with this and am really, really sorry! Thank you for your sweet messages; some of you were asking why lots of photos are not visible any more, or with the Photobucket message. This is, in fact, because of Photobucket’s conditions, which were changed in the summer, not allowing third-party links for free. I am still moving my stuff to Flickr and it will take a while but I can assure you that all photos will be back one day. It’s just that there are so many.

Today I have Cruise, pink with golden glassflecks (and my blurred face in the lid :mrgreen: ); this posting is for Anna, who is, as I have happily learned, a huge Dior fan. Although this was released for Spring 2016, it took me a while to get hold of it because Alsterhaus didn’t received this particular colour. I ordered it in Italy more than one year later.

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Cruise is a bit sheer. This is two coats – with visible nail line.

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Close-up with the beautiful shimmer.

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