[Manhattan] Cupcake Addicted

I guess I like all of Manhattan’s Birthday Colours. Cupcake Addicted is another beautiful shade with its white base, golden shimmer and pink glitter. It is a bit similar to The Hungry Asian Belle, but Belle has, in addition, brown hexagon-shaped glitter bits.

Cupcake Addicted

Two coats applied.

Cupcake Addicted

Cupcake Addicted

Cupcake Addicted

Cupcake Addicted

Cupcake Addicted

Cupcake Addicted

Close-up picture.

Cupcake Addicted

[Manhattan] Aquamania

Birthday Colours collection again – I’ve got a crush on it, especially on Aquamania, because my mother gave it to me for my birthday: She went out to get it with my daughter, thus her grandchild, although she hardly can walk, and her condition is not so fine overall. Blissful is an understatement regarding my feelings when I opened my presents and learnt that this actually came from her. She never got nail varnishes for me (or perfumes, that’s what I collected during my teens), but I rarely remember her having bare nails, so she is more or less responsible for my doing my nails (which I started in fifth grade or so).

As for Aquamania, this is a turquoise green with a pretty golden shimmer.

aquamania

Two coats applied – flawless application, and it dried rather quickly.

aquamania

aquamania

aquamania

aquamania

aquamania

aquamania

Close-up view.

aquamania

[Manhattan] Amazing Anniversary

I purchased a few of the glittery Birthday Colours by Manhattan; this collection was released shortly before my own birthday, so I thought they would be fun to wear, being sparkly and bright. Amazing Anniversary has a semi-sheer teal base with black (yes 🙂 ) glitter chunks as well as smaller golden glitter particles.

Amazing Anniversary

Shown below is two coats, the formula builds up quickly.

Amazing Anniversary

Amazing Anniversary

Amazing Anniversary

Amazing Anniversary

Close-up shots.

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[Manhattan] Blue Party Dress

Blue Party Dress from the current Birthday Colours collection, just noticed it at the drugstore and could not resist. This is actually an electric blue, much brighter than in the photos. Moreover, it is packed with copper shimmer, for that extra bit of sparkle.

blue party dress

So pretty! Blue Party Dress is opaque with two coats.

blue party dress

blue party dress

blue party dress

blue party dress

blue party dress

Close-up view.

blue party dress

[Manhattan] Ma Marais

Here we’ve got another of those emerald green, Ma Marais. So pretty, isn’t it?

ma marais

Two coats, but, unfortunately, artificial light only. Hope you can still recognise how beautiful this is, at least from the bottle picture.

ma marais

ma marais

ma marais

ma marais

Close-up view.

ma marais

[Manhattan] Glow It Up

Glow It Up was released in collaboration with Playboy Magazine, so this is an intense pink with glitter particles.

glow it up

However, once applied it has a gritty surface, which I did not expect but also did not mind in the end because Glow it up is pretty unique in my stash. Moreover and sadly, the shimmer is not too visible on the nail. Shown below is two coats with one layer of top coat (Essie Good to Go). A second top coat layer wouldn’t have been to bad, I guess. 😉

glow it up

glow it up

glow it up

glow it up