Dior Summer Look and Find Me On Instagram

As for recent news, I’ve just managed linking my Instagram account: japanetteably. (I’ve had this for a while but never realised that I could mention it here.) The widget can also be found in the sidebar when clicking a post. However, I’m only publishing nail stuff from time to time and mostly random stuff, especially photos of my Bears :bear:, swimming, stuffing myself after swimming, film festivals … Feel free to check them out and follow me.

Having just mentioned films, Japan Filmfest starts on Wednesday. Thus I will be busy until Sunday and there won’t probably be any new posts in the blog. Since I came home today with the Dior Wild Earth nail colous for summer, here they are:


I won’t be trying them before next week and might start with Orange Sienna.


I’ll be seeing you

My mother died last Thursday.


It’s been a shock, and it still is. As soon as the hospital had informed be that they would have her taken back to the care home for palliative care, I packed my stuff and could see her, hold her, comfort her one last time; she had already reached the last stages of dying. We wanted to prepone Christmas, but while I was preparing her little presents, she died.

I miss her so much. You guys know that we went to see her whenever possible, and the last months in particular when her conditions got worse, were filled with so much love.

The funeral takes place on Friday. She had always considered Dean Martin as her favourite singer and wished for one of his songs to be played during service (we won’t have a real service, it’s just the three of us), and I picked I’ll Be Seeing You.


It makes me so sad. I don’t really feel like posting here (but felt that I should tell you), although there are quite a few colours to show. When I was at her side, I was still wearing Lukewarm Wishes from the Grinch Collection (China Glaze).

Thanks for you patience.

[Chanel] Aurore (#606)

I’m a bit late for Valentine’s day but at least have a special nail colour to present, Aurore. This is pink with a subtle blue-ish microshimmer (not visible on the nail though). What is more, it’s boutique-exclusive but also available online.


I thought Aurore might be a bit boring because there are so many shades of pink and even from Chanel – but it’s on my desk with my favourite colours for spring now and will soon be applied again. Below you see two coats.

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Artificial light (here it looks actually pink).

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Happy Easter!

Almost forgot this, so Happy Easter! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful time. We had rainfalls in the morning but now, in the late afternoon, the sun has finally come out and even though it’s a bit windy you would not guess that the day started pretty cold and wet. 😎


Happy Halloween!

Nathaniel presents our Jack O’Lantern.


Since my mother wasn’t able to take care of her place, due to her ongoing illness, the garden looks so creepy that it does not need any decoration. I set up the pumpkin inside though; people in this town do not really celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, and I wouldn’t like someone messing around.


Ethan in Candy Land.


I’m usually not posting pictures of myself, but sometimes I do, once a year or so. Part of my costume – I love dressing up. This still misses the halo and its wings, which I will put on later. Nail polish is Dior Smoky.


My little one had a devil’s costume but grew out of it, so she’s dressing up as a witch.

Have a great day!

[Dior] Brun Moiré / Brown Moire

So here we’ve got another vintage Dior nail varnish: Brun Moiré aka Brown Moire. This is a bronze-brown shade with a shimmer finish.


Photos (showing two coats of Brun Moiré) were taken under artificial light some months ago.





Macro view.


My internet is running normally again, so there is much hope for regular posts, and at the same time I am already preparing a couple more drafts. 🙂 Thanks for staying tuned!