[Chanel Calypso (#88)

Here’s another vintage Chanel: Calypso. The colour is red brown with golden shimmer. I’ve still got lots of older Chanel nail varnishes I have not tried yet, and I will show them from time to time. 🙂

Calypso

Two coats applied, natural light.

Calypso

Calypso

Calypso

Artificial light.

Calypso

Calypso

Close-up photo.

Calypso

[China Glaze] Partridge In A Palm Tree

The nice bit about Partridge In A Palm Tree: It’s a beautiful shade, mint green with a hint of aqua, visible shimmer and it dries matte! That’s enough to know to fall in love with this.

Partridge In A Palm Tree

But when it came to application I almost went mad. First of all, this dries very – VERY – quickly, which is probably a plus. But, at least regarding my very own experience, the Partridge does noch seem to like base coats. First try: I messed both the base and the polish layer. Second and third try: I don’t know why, but I ended up with a crackled finish – “crackled” as in “crackle effect top coat”. Which is certainly not what Partridge In A Palm Tree is meant for.

Hence, forth try (with my living room smelling of nail polish remover …): no base – and it worked, but the “work quickly” formula still applied. Shown below is result no. 4, no base, two coats of Partridge On A Palm Tree.

Partridge In A Palm Tree

Partridge In A Palm Tree

Partridge In A Palm Tree

The colour was definitely worth the effort. Nevertheless I am not sure whether I will try it again … but (the same night) I added some top coat to bring out the shimmer.

Partridge In A Palm Tree

Partridge In A Palm Tree

Close-up view.

Partridge In A Palm Tree

Partridge In A Palm Tree

Partridge In A Palm Tree

[A England] Sleeping Palace

Hidden beauty in my stash – literally. It’s been a while since I purchased Sleeping Palace, 2013 to be precise. But only recently I came to wear it. The colour is a muted plum with copper and scattered holographic finish.

Two coats shown below under artificial light.

Sleeping Palace

Sleeping Palace

Sleeping Palace

Sleeping Palace

Here’s the macro shot.

Sleeping Palace