It’s from the spring collection (I have no idea why the nail varnishes weren’t available in my usual stores; as I had mentioned before, even Alsterhaus hadn’t heard of them, but got some of the lip and eye products), a deep red brown: Candy Cane. Side note regarding this one and its “siblings”: They are meant to be kind of fruit-scented, which might be true – there actually is a faint fruity scent- but I don’t usually take a smell at my nails or varnishes.
Ok. Nice colour though, shown below is two coats.
Inside under artificial light.
I love everything about Essence nail varnishes. They are basically available in every drugstore, for a low budget, and their colours range from classical shades to loud and somewhat unique colours. Obviously they redesigned the bottle shapes and Creating Memories is brand new. It’s a bright periwinkle blue.
Two coats applied. It made me think of China Glaze Fancy Pants – but the latter is more cornflower blue and contains pink shimmer.
Creating Memories is a classic crème with an amazing formula. I applied this on Saturday, right after I had bought it, and no chipping or even tipwear until today; I even went swimming and it was still immaculate.
Finally something colourful – bright canary yellow from Dior’s collection for Spring. This collection, as far as concerning the four nail colours, wasn’t available at my local store, so I ordered them at the Dior webshop.
Because I love yellows, Tutti Frutti is the first shade I picked to apply. Formula is a crème-jelly-hybrid. Two coats shown below.
Photo taken after my swimming session on the next day.
Artificial lighting (which brings out a cooler yellow).
Jaspe. As the name states, this is jasper red (red with a small proportion of orange), crème finish.
Two coats shown below. Although the colour might be far from being unique, I really like this shade. Reds are generally welcome.
Presenting one of my latest Chanels, Eau de Nacre, which I bought via their website, along with three other nail varnishes. The colour of this is mother of pearl (with a tiny bit of pink), and the finish is pearl too, with a slight golden shimmer.
Eau de Nacre has a semi-sheer formula, so I applied three thin coats.
Still a visible nail line.
My first emerald green with crème finish, Envy the Adventure. It’s from the Nutcracker and the Four Realms collection, and I also realised that it’s been ages since my last OPI nail colour.
Application was two coats.
I’m basically ‘back to business’, i.e. my flu has gone. Finally! Today I went swimming again, which I wasn’t able to do for almost two weeks. It’s still another ten days until I will be at the house again (my mother’s house, now mine), visiting my parents at the graveyard and so on …
Here we have the perfect neutral shade for my nail (and skintone), Bleached Mauve. It’s nude beige with a very discreet touch of mauve.
So far, Barefoot in Barcelona has been my favourite neutral from this colour family. But Bleached Mauve is a hint warmer. Shown below is two coats.
Daylight; I’ve had this mani for two days when taking the photo.