[Accessorize] Pink Spice

Pink Spice is from Accessorize’s nail polish range; it’s said to be a dupe to MAC Bad Fairy. It is a metallic duochrome pink-orange.

pink spice

Below is three coats. My first Accessorize varnish; I was so happy getting it in Durham! And surprised because I guess it’s been sold out from time to time, at least regarding their web site.

pink spice

pink spice

pink spice

[Biocura] Fliederzauber

Fliederzauber means something like Lilac Magic (although this varnish’s shade is rather pink than lilac)… the magic of this is the holographic effect!

fliederzauber

fliederzauber

This was actually a quite cheap polish, since I got it from a discount shop. But it’s so stunning; the holographic effect is amazing, and moreover it dries quickly and is so easy to apply! Two coats – this is actually my current manicure. Still waiting for my nails to grow again.

fliederzauber

fliederzauber

Here’s my first swatch; I took this photo in about six weeks ago.

fliederzauber

[Essie] Burma Ruby

I’m back from Durham and we had a wonderful time! 🙂

Sadly this has been discontinued for quite a while. Burma Ruby is a wine red shade with gold shimmer and thus rather christmassy.

burma ruby

These are older pictures, again taken sometime in the summer. But my nails are currently nearly as short as in the photos, but squared. I broke two nails when handling the suitcase and thus decided to cut the rest of them too.

burma ruby

burma ruby

[Chanel] Sirocco

This has been in my collection for quite a while.

sirocco

I’m a bit in a rush, since we are going to England tomorrow (we’ll be back on Wednesday evening), so please don’t worry if I don’t find the time to approve any comments. I’ll definitely be checking my emails and other stuff probably on Monday afternoon at one of the University Libraries… I prefer Palace Green Library, it’s the most beautiful library ever – specialised in law and music – and next to Durham Cathedral. 🙂

Nevertheless, here comes Sirocco, two thicker coats.

sirocco

sirocco

My husband is going to join us on our flight to Paris (where we’ll change planes) in order to stay there and to explore the Louvre etc… and he’ll be also paying the Dior boutique at Avenue Montaigne a visit on my behalf. That’s true love! 🙂

[A England] Tristam

Tristam is definitely the most beautiful holo dark blue I’ve ever seen. I purchased this directly from A England a couple months ago, and it was dispatched the very same day. 🙂

tristam

Swatches were done in the summer and, unfortunately, in a rush… I guess I used two coats; photos don’t do the stunning holo effect justice. The dark blue is amazing; this is simply a wonderful shade.

tristam

tristam

tristam

[Essence] Blue Addicted

Not much text these days, I’m sorry – I’m rather busy with university-related stuff and generally a bit absent-minded. Anyway, I like Essence’s current standard range, particularly their glitters. Blue Addicted seems to be a dupe to Across the Universe by Deborah Lippmann. Green and light blue hexagon-shaped glitters and smaller blue glitter particles meet in a blue jelly base.

blue addicted

Below is three coats, I wanted it to be quite opaque. Formula is a bit thickish but nevertheless good to work with, and it’s really loaded with glitter.

blue addicted

blue addicted