[Essence] 1000 Light Years Away

Black teams up with holo glitter – that’s why I picked 1000 Light Years Away for last weekend, when I attended Fantasy Filmfest White Nights. I thought that this combo, which also reminds of a little galaxy on the nail, would suit fantastic and horror films. The glitter comes in various sizes.

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Two coats applied. These photos were taken directly after I had applied top coat; in fact 1000 Light Years Away is a top coat eater …

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Daylight. The polish stayed on my nails for three days, and I had no problems with either chipping or tip wear. (But don’t forget that I spent about twelve hours on Saturday and Sunday at the cinema, went straight to bed after coming home, and I caught up with my chores on Monday again.) Just opened crisp bags while watching the ten films, and stirred my hot chocolate. :mrgreen:

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Close-up. Note the hexagon-shaped glitter. 🙂

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[Essence] Hot Cocoa & Fuzzy Socks

It snowed today although the sky cleared up soon, so that the snow melted quickly. But I had this pretty winter nail varnish on my nails; Hot Cocoa & Fuzzy Socks is a deep plum shade.

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Two coats applied.

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Artificial light.

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[Essence] Grey-t to be here

Happy New Year – although it’s been 2018 for almost one week. I just realised that this is the first post of this year. I’ve been back in Hamburg for a couple of days and already been a bit busy too … happily enjoying the rest of the weekend.

Grey nail varnishes are so special; I like this colour very much, also regarding clothing. Grey-t to be here comes with a pink shimmer. It’s really there even when it’s hard to see from the photos, argh! 😮

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Two coats shown below.

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Close-up.

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[Essence] Pour Some Glitter On Me

With Christmas approaching, I’m definitely in the mood for glitter and bling (apart from Christmas sweaters 😉 ). Pour Some Glitter On Me is packed with hexagon-shaped golden and silver glitter chunks, and it is even more special because it dries matte. That’s really something, isn’t it? 😉

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I didn’t fish for the glitter and “poured” one coat on Chanel Fiction. You might notice the matte effect.

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Macro photo.

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[Essence] Chrome Into My Life

Chrome Into My Life. According to Essence this comes with a “melted chrome” effect, so I thought it could be mirror-like (as the bottle design indicates). The colour is silver.

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Actually, it’s silver with metallic finish. No mirror-shine though but still pretty. This is three coats because the formula is pretty sheer.

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Close-up photo.

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[Essence] You Belong to Me

This is a super old swatch – I thought I had posted this ages ago but obviously I haven’t. It’s “Fetifest” currently, a totally sick stuff film festival, which is kind of co-hosted by Japan-Filmfest Hamburg and lasts for two days at Studio-Kino. Also, there is a Sion Sono special at B-Movie cinema … so lots of films to watch for me for the rest of this month.

As for You Blong to Me, this is a classic mint green with a small proportion of turquoise (or even blue).

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Two coats applied.

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Close-up. (Why did I do that? It’s crème finish, but anyway.)

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[Essence] Icebreaker

Here’s an older Essence. I picked Icebreaker about three years ago because of its fascinating, slightly iridescent shimmer. The base is blue and the shimmer is magenta.

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Sadly the formula is very sheer. Shown below is three coats and there is still a visible nail line. But the shimmer is amazing.

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Close-up photo.

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