Happy Halloween! Hope you are having fun out there. I’m not doing anything special today; we were just watching a DVD (The Piano Forest, a Japanese Anime and not Halloween-themed) and gave out treats. 🙂 I thought Rouge Noir would fit All Hallows’ Eve – dark vampy red. This is the re-formulated version of 2016.
Application was two coats. Still one of my favourites.
Here’s the previous version of Rouge Noir, and I also like Free Bear Hugs by China Glaze, which is similar, if you are not looking for Chanel.
Due to a severe storm in the North of Germany we were advised to stay home, for safety reasons. So I swatched some nail varnishes and watched Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD. This one is another matte. Relax Rosy is pink with a hint of rosewood.
Two coats applied.
Close-up (please excuse the uneven application; I didn’t use base coat).
I guess you won’t be surprised to hear that I have a ton of nail varnishes in my stash which I have not worn, nor swatched yet. There are many pretty colours among them, such as Midnight Sparkle. This is denim blue with small silver and blue glassflecks.
Moreover, but it does not say so on the bottle, it dries semi-matte. Shown below is two coats.
So here’s another nail powder, Mirror, Mirror on the Nail. The name says it, I hoped to see my own reflection in this and was therefore eager to try this powder.
The following two photos was taken directly after applying the water-based topcoat, and you will notice some of the fine powder around my cuticles.
Unfortunately, it’s not visible from the photos but the mirror effect is amazing! I should probably have gone for a little bit more powder to get a less scattered mirror image but the effect was stunning.
After cleaning up.
Daylight. I love these powders and will get more colours; there’s an iridescent shade too. 😎
Seems that I saved the best for last, regarding Dior’s Precious Rocks nail polishes. Here’s Grenat – red with a hint of berry.
Two coats shown below. Again please excuse the bad lighting.
“Natural” light, haha … rather meaning: cloudy skies in the morning. But Grenat really stands out. 🙂
Ruby is indeed ruby red, coming with a shimmer finish.
Two coats applied. Artificial light – I am genuinely sorry for these rather bad pictures. Inside (at my mother’s) it was too dark and outside wasn’t better because it had been raining almost all the time with the usual dark clouds.
Maybe the photos aren’t that bad …
This is outside and with a tiny raindrop on the bottle. Tried so hard. I might wear Ruby again because it’s also a pretty shade for Christmas.
I don’t know why but Amethyst puts me in the mood for Christmas. Maybe it’s the plum colour (in addition to the bauble-shaped bottle).
I had not been wearing plum or purple for a while and this is really beautiful. Two coats applied.
Emerald is my latest and brand new Dior and belongs to this year’s Holiday collection, which had arrived last Saturday at Alsterhaus but since they had not testers, the display was still waiting for being set up. Emerald is a green metallic with a hint of turquoise.
Two coats shown below.
On my way to the centre of Nienburg, the small town in Lower Saxony where my mother lives.
Letterbox in the background.
Going through my Essence drafts. … & my flaky caty is one of their recent releases, beige nude with black glitter and a finish that is frost and satin at the same time! What is more, look at its cute bottle design.
Two coats shown below, no top coat.
Macro photo showing the different glitter shapes and sizes.
I tried nail powder for the first time! It’s probably been a huge thing for a while, and I also got those Dior Voile de nacre sets of 2000 although I never applied those.
A Touch Of Vintage is a golden powder, or very fine microglitter.
Application was easier (and less messy!) than I thought. Since the powder itself is rather sheer, I used two coats of Black Out as a base – which should not be too dry, so that a bit of the powder can be rubbed onto the base. The result of this was a greenish chrome finish, which was very, very shiny. I sealed it with a water-based top coat (I heard that normal top coat would make the effect look dull).