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.
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.
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.
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.
Macro photo (with lilac microshimmer).
I found this glitter top coat by Claire’s in my stash (I don’t think it has a proper name, at least I could not find any), took it to my mother’s and layered it over Dior Optic White.
One coat of the glitter over two coats Optic White. No idea for how long I’ve had the Claire’s, five years at least I assume.
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.
Two coats shown below.
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.
Application was two coats. Summer seems to be over and I took the photos outside while it was raining and under grey clouds.
A single raindrop on the lid. 😉
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.
Two coats applied. Artificial light (the shimmer does not really show). Overall, this is very pretty, feminine and elegant.
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.
I’m bothering you with another “reloaded” mani. 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:
Still a visible line, but Alchimie is indeed almost the same shade as the Little Mermaid.
Of course, I applied Alchimie on my nails too. 😉 It’s one of my favourite colours now.
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.
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. 😉
Even better in daylight! 😎
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! 🙂 )
Magnetic, the neon pink shade, is the only colour of the Chanel Neon Wave varnishes I have not yet shown. So here it comes.
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.
This is the only outside photo I have – but with a water I got from Chanel after being at their Alsterhaus counter. 😎 😉
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. 🙂
Two coats shown below. Slight blue undertone.
Evening sun …
… and early this morning. 😎