Utopian Turquoise Again

Felt like being thrown back to 2011, when I had applied Utopian Turqoise (Turquoise utopique) for the first time, because this brought me through the weekend now, and today I was also wearing the same turqoise dress you’ll see in this link, leading to the inital post. I had forgotten about the nail varnish/dress combo! 😉

Here are recent (i.e. of yesterday) photos of Utopian Turquoise, two coats.

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Same experience with this as last time: sot the slightest indication of chipping after two days. However, this lovely turquoise (with high proportion of blue) stains a bit after removal, but this won’t last long. It’s definitely one of the best formulae I know.

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[Dior] Metallics (#612)

So here’s the third of this year’s nail varnishes for autumn by Dior. Metallics is a grey metallic (obviously 😉 ) shade, containing a hint of lilac.

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Two coats shown below. Depending on the light, you might notice a slight lilac shimmer. Although I like Paradox, I think Metallics is my favourite regarding this collection. It’s more complex.

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Macro photo (with lilac microshimmer).

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[Dior] Paradox (#917)

I’m almost on the way to catch my train to Hamburg, but not without showing you Paradox. Green with grey and shimmer, creating a metallic finish. At first glance I felt reminded of Black Pearl – and how I like green-toned shades. However, Black Pearl has a bigger proportion of green, while the shimmer of Paradox is more prominent.

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Two coats shown below.

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Close-up photo.

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[Dior] Enigma (#337)

When I went to Alsterhaus on Tuesday, to check whether the ladies at Dior know anything about the autumn collection, they were actually expecting me: A drawer was opened, showing three nail varnish boxes with my name attached. Surprise! I was speechless and impressed. 🙂

Today I had Enigma on my nails, which Dior describes as champagne shade, but in my view, it’s more rose gold, or even rosy beige (it certainly has a beige undertone), although with champagne bits of glitter.

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Application was two coats. Summer seems to be over and I took the photos outside while it was raining and under grey clouds.

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A single raindrop on the lid. 😉

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Macro photo.

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[Chanel] Rose Prodigious (#586)

I just realised that the last post seems ages ago and that I still owe you, especially berrymilktea, photos of Rose Prodigious. This is berry with copper shimmer.

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Two coats applied. Artificial light (the shimmer does not really show). Overall, this is very pretty, feminine and elegant.

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Daylight.

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I took this photo spontaneously when I was on the way to the metro. The sun came out for a short while, so I seized the opportunity.

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Macro photo.

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Alchimie again

I’m bothering you with another “reloaded” mani. :mrgreen: But Alchimie can tell a story. When I first tried (and posted) this, I didn’t like it so much. Pretty but … it didn’t make it on my nails again until shortly.

A couple of years ago, my second husband went to Copenhagen, and that’s how I got a miniature Little Mermaid, which he had picked very carefully, because he wanted to pick a mermaid with the most beautiful hair. 😉 I kept her on my desk, then with my selection of nail varnishes I was planning to apply … and dropped her accidentally sometime in March. The head broke off. 😦 I was devastated but managed to glue the head back on. She looked good again, however, the crack was still visible – and that’s when Alchimie came into play. Nail varnishes are varnishes, aren’t they? 😉 This is the result:

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Still a visible line, but Alchimie is indeed almost the same shade as the Little Mermaid.

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Of course, I applied Alchimie on my nails too. 😉 It’s one of my favourite colours now.

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Close-up.

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[Chanel] Paparazzi (#579)

I tried to find Paparazzi in this blog, then realised that I had worn but obviously not been taking photos of it … thus I applied it again. The colour is brown with a hint of plum and copper shimmer.

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Two coats shown below. I didn’t like it when I first tried it shortly after its release (hence summer 2013) but don’t remember why. Maybe the usual skinton/nail colour clash. Nevertheless, when I wore Paparazzi again a couple of weeks ago, I thought it looked really classy on my nails. Even under artificial light. 😉

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Even better in daylight! 😎

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Close-up view.

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So, I’m sorry for not having shown it before. But even if I had – Photobucket is still keeping my stuff on hold, and I am very slow regarding migrating to flickr. I usually try to update all posts (i. e. uploading photos again) I notice you were clicking on, so at least you’ll have those.

And for something else: Tomorrow we’ll be going to a pool party, which is taking place at the local swimming bath (it’s a small, but this place has only a population of 32,000). You remember that I love swimming and I go there regularly. There will be a professional setup, involving many games and so, of course, it’s especially for children, so I guess my daughter will have loads of fun. And me too. People are so incredibly nice over there, guests as well as staff. I have kind of a swimming buddy – not a real buddy, just an old man I can share a lane with when it gets too muddled up in the pool. So we never speak – but don’t get in each other’s way, and he is a bit faster than me, but I seem to have gotten better, haha. 😉 But what I was actually about to say: At first, I thought he was in his mid-50s, until I could take a look at his face without his goggles – I would have guessed: 70 and above. But swims so so fast! Today I had another peek, and believe me or not: He must be way older than 80! I was just thinking: OMG! 😯 I wish I was that fit. Amazing.

(Also loved that tousle-haired granny today, who was a slow swimmer but still decided to move to the fast track – which I only use when there is no other lap. She looked to happy and smiled a lot! 🙂 )

[Chanel] Magnetic

Magnetic, the neon pink shade, is the only colour of the Chanel Neon Wave varnishes I have not yet shown. So here it comes.

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Unfortunately, I have only photos under artificial light but will wear this again soon. It’s bright and flashy, truly textmarker pink. Three thin coats over white.

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This is the only outside photo I have – but with a water I got from Chanel after being at their Alsterhaus counter. 😎 😉

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[Chanel] Rose Énergie (#600)

When Chanel Beauty Boutique sent me an e-mail about new nail varnishes having arrived, I grabbed them, of course, although I had no idea about the release of a “Pink Pulse” collection. Officially, Rose Énergie and its three fellow shades are due in September, but I am happy to present this cherry red shade today. It’s so worth to be waiting. 🙂

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Two coats shown below. Slight blue undertone.

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Evening sun …

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… and early this morning. 😎

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