[OPI] Pamplona Purple

Pamplona Purple. The name says it: purple.

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Two coats shown below. Funny thing: Unscrewing the lid was kind of a nightmare. The bottle was already used (Ebay purchase), so I guess that some polish had glued the lid to the bottle neck. I finally managed to unscrew the bottle, but the pliers I had used left some dents on the lid … Nevertheless, the colour was worth the struggle!

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[OPI] Barefoot In Barcelona

I’ve been at my mother’s place for a week now and enjoying it so much. Didn’t tell you that Hamburg has early Easter holidays – so we are taking some time off in Lower Saxony, starting our days with swimming. I swam two kilometres each day except Sunday and it’s so great.

Once I’m back in Hamburg, there will be new Chanels to show. I noticed that I have not posted a nude shade – and an OPI nail varnish – for a while, so here is Barefoot in Barcelona. It’s beige with a proportion of rosewood. Lovely!

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Two coats shown below and another premiere for this year: The weather is getting better (i. e. warmer) and thus I am taking photos outside again. 😎

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[OPI] You Ottaware Purple

This too was kept in my stash for, well, years! You Ottaware Purple dates back to 2004 (Canadian collection, as implied by the name) the and so I guess that that was the age of shimmer finishes, which adds to the purple base of You Ottaware Purple.

You Ottaware Purple

As for the formula, it’s rather sheer. I applied three thin coats. This colour somehow takes me back in time. 😉

You Ottaware Purple

You Ottaware Purple

You Ottaware Purple

You Ottaware Purple

Macro view.

Reloaded: Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Hello there! I’ve been a bit lazy or whatever (film festival addict …), but received a call from Dior today, stating that part of the Holiday collection has already arrived at their Alsterhaus counter. So I’ve just applied the dark red Mystère and might take photos tomorrow. Gosh, this is another stunning vampy red in the tradition of Rouge Noir; I’ll have to check it out at daylight.

For the time being – last week I gave Every Month is Oktoberfest another try and am happy to present a recent set of photos, taken by daylight this time. Enjoy!

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Close-up view (again :mrgreen: ).

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

[OPI] Vodka & Caviar

Seems that this weekend is going to finish with a chilly breeze and rainfalls … Just discovered that timetables for Fantasy Filmfest are now online, and so I started planning the days from 20 to 30 August. I have not done any new swatches so far but still got some drafts, such as Vodka & Caviar, a classy red.

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Application was two coats.

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vodka & caviar

vodka & caviar

[OPI] Go with the Lava Flow

Go with the Lava Flow is pretty extraordinary, really awesome. I am sure about not having anything similar in my stash. This is basically an orange red, but with hints of pink and a strong golden shimmer. And, what is best, Go with the Lava Flow is still availabe, as part of the Hawaii collection of this year’s spring.

Go with the Lava Flow

Application was two coats.

Go with the Lava Flow

Go with the Lava Flow

Go with the Lava Flow

Go with the Lava Flow

Go with the Lava Flow

I even managed a close-up picture, so here it is. 🙂

Go with the Lava Flow