[China Glaze] Too Busy Being Awesome

Too Busy Being Awesome. I like this colour, utterly amazing cyan, and I regret that I left it in Hamburg. Since homeschooling will last until at least mid-April, we decided to stay in my small hometown until further notice. It would be too risky going back, even for one day or just a few hours, to sort things out. Too many are infected.

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Two coats applied (photos were taken like two weeks ago – artificial light).

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[China Glaze] Resting Grinch Face

This came out last year for Christmas, and I haven’t been wearing it until my birthday (which was in November) because the bottle of my traditional nail varnish, Happy Birthday, was finally used, except for some thick glitter stuff at the bottle … In spite of all the tragic and hardships of the past months, I still wanted something cheerful on my nails. So it was multicolour glitter in a sheer base.

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Two coats shown below. I still think the Grinch collection is so pretty!

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Close-up. New birthday polish found.

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[China Glaze] Who Wonder

This is part of the Grinch collection, fuchsia with pink sparkles. It’s nice because I like the colour but my favourite China Glaze fuchsia will always be Ahoy.

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Two coats applied. It’s all under artificial lighting because it’s been a while since I wore Who Wonder and there wasn’t much light outside during the day …

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Close-up photo.

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[China Glaze] Deliciously Wicked

I was at Fantasy Filmfest White Nights during the weekend (of course; I’ve mentioned it before), with Deliciously Wicked on my nails. Horror film festivals seem a perfect opportunity for glitter nails because nobody would think it’s strange matching them with Metal band shirts (mine was Arch Enemy, on the first day). As always, I had Bäri Bäri with me.

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But this is about Deliciously Wicked. It has a light blue base (pearl finish by the way, I’ve never had this before with glitter nail varnishes), which is semi-shee and contains silver holographic glitter. It’s just awesome.

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Two coats applied and, yes, it’s from the Grinch collection.

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I am happy to include a daylight picture: This is on day 3, the day after White Nights, the mani still looking great.

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Close-up photos.

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[China Glaze] Grinchworthy

Finally, this year is about to come to an end. I’m so looking forward to 2019; there’s nothing I am going to miss regarding 2018. Tomorrow will be my last swim of the year. Since my mother died, I spend lots of time in the swimming pool, refining my strokes and loving it. I’ll also get some chocolate-filled and piggy-shaped doughnuts afterwards, which are sold at the local bakery, and they look so tasty.

Probably the last post for this year is Grinchworthy. I haven’t brought any new (i.e. not yet tried) colours here, but the rest of the Grinch collection, as well as two Diors I had bought just before the loss of my mother (I unpacked them only recently) are waiting in Hamburg. As for Grinchworthy, expect a green base, which is packed with golden and green glitter.

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See for yourself – two coats shown below.

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Close-up.

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Since I won’t be posting tomorrow, to bring this year to an end: Thank you so much for following, stopping by and reading my posts. It means a lot to me and I hope to welcome you again next year. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and may all you wish for, and our resolutions, come true in 2019.

[China Glaze] Ho! Ho! No.

I sat the new Grinch animated film today, and had such a wonderful time. The film is so sweet. After two days in Hamburg, we’ll be going to my mother’s place (I still call it like that, it’s still her house, although she spent her last four years in the nursing home), until the beginning of January.

A colour which is totally Christmas is Ho! Ho! No. It’s classic red with small golden glitter particles.

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Here’s two coats, and the location is before Alsterschwimmhalle swimming bath in Hamburg, my favourite place in town (apart from cinemas). So, this photo was taken after a swim.

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To me, the finish seems “naturally gritty”, i. e. I think Ho! Ho! No. is meant to be a sand polish. This is how I preferred it, without top coat.

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Here it is smoothed out with top coat, making it look more like a regular red nail colour with a tad of sparkle.

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Close-up photo.

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Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the Holidays, be happy and spend as much time together as possible. Life’s so precious.

[China Glaze] Lukewarm Wishes

Thank you for your kindness and condolences regarding my beloved mother. I miss her endlessly and still can’t believe it. She’s with my father now, I’m sure.

I think I should get back to nail polishes by presenting Lukewarm Wishes … I still had it on my nails when I last held my mother. This is actually (I believe) a topper, with a milky, semi-sheer base and iridescent blue microglitter.

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Application was three coats.

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Macro photo.

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I actually have tickets for The Grinch on Christmas Day (I’ll be spending the next two days in Hamburg). This week, I met with an old schoolmate of mine and her two daughters, and our mothers had been friends too. We also gave some biscuits to our neighbours, a sweet elderly couple.

[China Glaze] Merry Whatever.

I totally fell for China Glaze’s Grinch Collection for Christmas, lots of sparkles, holographic glitter and really Grinch-related names. This is Merry Whatever – gold with holographic and golden glitter.

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Two coats applied. Looks like tinsel on my nails. 😉

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Daylight, which brings out the yellow proportion of the golden base.

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Outside. You’ll notice that the glitter is really dense. Nevertheless, removing this was no pain.

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Close-up.

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[China Glaze] Accent Piece

Here we have a perfect autumn colour (although it’s almost winter, I guess). Accent Piece is pumpkin orange, also containing orange shimmer.

Photographed at our window with matching leaves in the background. 🙂 I had applied two coats of Accent Piece.

Artificial light, which makes the shimmer almost look golden.

Close-up.