[Essence] City of Stars

While waiting for the spring collections to arrive at Alsterhaus, here is City of Stars, which was a Christmas gift from my daughter, who knows too well that I can’t resist night sky colours. Hence City of Stars is a dense glitter, packed with blue, turquoise and green microglitter bits.

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Two coats shown below.

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Close-up.

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[Essence] Be Passionate

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I was just happy about having two days off work; it’s been really hard during Christmastime, in addition to the grief. Of course …

I might be catching up with all those amazing nail colours next year. Until then here’s Be Passionate, which was a birthday gift by my daughter. It’s a blue-ish green metallic, hence pretty for Christmas too.

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Two coats applied.

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Artificial lighting.

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Close-up.

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One more day at the bookshop tomorrow and then we will be spending a week in Lower Saxony.

[Essence] Hot Like Chilli

It’s getting quite busy because Christmas is approaching. I am still working at the bookshop and loving it, but since it’s a temp job, my contract ends at the end of the year and I haven’t found another job yet. copy-editing (or “my “job #1”) will become my primary job again, it seems …

I bought Hot Like Chilli in October (and took the photos quite some weeks ago). It’s a darker red, with a light cinnamon scent.

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Perfect coverage, two coats applied.

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Artificial lighting.

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[Essence] Sweet Like Berries

Finally an Essence varnish from the lates limited (or, “trend”) edition, Sweet Like Berries. Hence the shade itself is actually a muted berry with probably a hint of cinnamon, and it’s cinnamon-scented too. So really something for the current season.

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Two coats applied. It’s a smooth crème finish.

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[Essence] Miss Universe

Season is getting more glittery, so here is Miss Universe, packed with blue and green (teal) glitter and, moreover, a purple shimmer. This isn’t available anymore, I regret. You might notice the old bottle design. But I’m still wearing this pretty colour from time to time, of course.

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Two coats shown below.

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Close-up photo.

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[Essence] Mrs. Brightside

We’re having the best sunny weather today, loving it! 😎 I already went swimming (the outdoor pools are open now) and sadly we’ll be going back to Hamburg later during the afternoon. But I am going to collect new Chanel nail colours from the Beauty Boutique tomorrow, so it’s worth the ride back.

Here’s a nail colour perfect for hot summer days, Mrs. Brightside. Bright, flashy yellow – just what you might expect regarding the name.

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Two coats shown below.

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Still standing out under artificial lighting.

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[Essence] Everybody Say Yeah

I actually wanted to wear this for Easter because the slightly pastel mint green would have matchedsome festive days. A few days later, Everybody Say Yeah made it to my nails.

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Shown below is two coats. I’m still excited about the new (even better) Essence formula: three days without chipping or tipwear, probably longer, but I usually try to change colous every two or three days. I’m getting used to the new bottle shape too.

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