[China Glaze] Purple Fiction

A real stunner; I have not tried all of the “Rebel” collection colours so far but Purple Fiction is a favourite, that’s for sure. Purple with metallic shimmer; it got me instantly. Beautiful in the bottle and amazing on the nails, especially in direct light.

Purple Fiction

Two coats shown below. Artificial light.

Purple Fiction

Purple Fiction exposed to direct light – I wish the sun had come out.

Purple Fiction

Purple Fiction

Purple Fiction

Macro photo.

Purple Fiction

Purple Fiction

[Dior] Winter (#128)

December already and I just recognised that snow is back at WordPress! Let’s combine this with Winter, which I own since 2013 but have not applied before because I am not really into almost sheer shades, even when they contain golden and silver shimmer in a tinted white base. I don’t remember if Winter was meant to be a top coat? Nevertheless, here we go.

Winter

Three coats of Winter on its own.

Winter

Winter

Winter

Close-up view.

Winter

[Essence] The Semi Matt

This ia a beautiful shade by Essence from last year (Winter collection, as the bottle says), The Semi Matt. Pastel blue with grey undertones, definitely a subtle and pretty colour, with a semi-matte finish.

The Semi Matt

However, the finish is not really semi-matte; shown below is two coats with top coat, but even without the top coat, The Semi Matt (ignore its name though) presented a rather glossy finish. At least no suède one, as I had hoped for. Nevertheless, the colour is beautiful, as mentioned before.

The Semi Matt

The Semi Matt

The Semi Matt

The Semi Matt

[China Glaze] Meet Me In the Mirage

This is an older draft, from October. The garden in the background looks different now.😉

Meet Me In the Mirage is a rose gold foil, also containing hints of bronze. Sparkly and pretty.

Meet Me In the Mirage

Shown below is two coats. I had wanted to apply this for so long; it is more a summer colour, and a bit of sunshine would have brought out its sparkles.

Meet Me In the Mirage

Meet Me In the Mirage

Meet Me In the Mirage

Meet Me In the Mirage

Close-up view.

Meet Me In the Mirage