Monday marked the day of my first visit to Chanel Beauty Boutique at Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg’s major shopping areas. The boutique opened a year ago and I had not managed going there, since I usually purchase my nail varnishes at Alsterhaus or online. But regarding the Neon Wave collection, I felt I had to get them at the Boutique, not wanting to wait for any delivery (they are boutique-exclusive). Which I did not regret of course. The shop assistants were lovely and the boutique is beautiful. So Chanel, so handy when you live in Hamburg.
As a fan of greens, I will show you Fantastic first.
All of the Neon Wave colours are flashy, but it’s hard to capture their brightness when taking photos. This might give you an idea.
Shown below is three coats of Fantastic – with top coat, the finish is normally semi-matte, and I realised that I actually prefer wearing these without top coat (which you will see with the blue one, Electric, in a different post). What is more, for the next manicure I tried white base, to bringt out the neon effect.
Nevertheless Fantastic stands out against the grey clouds.
Another nail varnish I’ve had for ages, applied several times, but never posted before: Blue Rebel, classic marine blue.
Two coats shown below.
A true vintage shade – I have no idea about the release date of Flocon. But as you see, this is a white pearl.
Because Flocon tends to be a bit sheer, I needed three thin coats to achieve full coverage. Below is the result.
I’m affected by photobucket’s new T&Cs, which won’t allow embedding photos in third-party websites any more, if you have a free account (like me). That means that you will notice those funny (actually they are not really funny) black boxes in some posts. I’m working on this; I rediscovered my flickr account which I had set up years ago but never used, but migration will take some time, so thank you for still sticking around!
As for Monochrome, photos are hosted by flickr already. 😉 Pretty grey shade, two coats applied.
Rouge Red, a classic red, is one of those nail colours I have tried shortly after their release date – but didn’t prepare a blog post, for whatever reason (lack of organisational skills maybe?).
So here they come. Two coats shown below.
Délicatesse (of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out of 2012), one of those shades I thought I had already posted – but no. So here comes this muted rosewood.
Two coats applied – photos have been taken only recently when visiting my mother. 🙂
Just uploaded new pictures and thought, why not posting Pirate? It’s one of my favourite reds and I love the crelly formula as well as its colour. Here is the new formulated Pirate.
Two coats applied.
Wheather is crazy by the way. It’s noon now and we’ve already had a super dark sky with thunderstorms, while the sun is shining at the moment, with temperatures expecting to rise up to 30 degrees celsius. 😎 We’ll see, I’m going out later.