[Chanel] Surprise (#153)

I still have a couple of vintage Chanel nail colours I have not posted (nor worn) yet. Gold is a tricky shade to wear for me – in my view, it’s more something for darker and shorter days … which we have now. In addition, I wanted to apply Surprise for quite a while, so I just pulled it out. I would describe the colour as light gold with a tiny hint of green and metallic finish.

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There’s a slight visible nail line after to coats, which didn’t bother me. Artificial light.

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Daylight.

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Close-up.

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[Essence] Listen to the Sound of the Waves

October already! Because of the German Reunification Day on Tuesday, I’m staying at my mother’s for a long weekend. Listen to the Sound of the Waves is the shade I applied yesterday. This nail varnish actually belongs to my daughter, but when I noticed it, I had to try it. In the bottle, it looks grey with silver microglitter, and it also says “Sand Effect” on the lid.

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Once applied, however, the finish isn’t “sand” or even gritty at all. At no stage during application. Nevertheless, I don’t mind. I checked out other blogs, and they too report that Listen to the Sound of the Waves dries actually glossy. On the nails, it also shows hints of lilac, and the shimmer is very subtle. Overall, it’s very pretty! Shown below is two coats.

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Been out for a walk. 🙂

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Close-up. I think the glitter makes it seem three-dimensional, so probably this is what is referred to as “sand effect”. 😉

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[Essence] Holo Maniac

I have a couple of new Essence nail varnishes to share with you; most of the photos were already taken during the summer holidays. I am generally a huge fan of the Essence brand because their cute designs, especially with regard to their “trend editions” are always a surprise.

Concerning their current nail polish range, they have a small holo glitter series – and I snatched Holo Maniac from my daughter. The turquoise glitter (and it’s more a glitter bomb) made me think of China Glaze Atlantis, but the latter is more greenish. Nevertheless removal of both Holo Maniac and Atlantis is a pain. :mrgreen:

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Two coats applied; as with most dense glitters, this one is a topcoat eater too.

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Close-up.

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[A England] Lancelot

Lancelot was perfect for the final day of Fantasy Filmfest. Amazing blackened cherry red, which I could not wait to try.

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Two coats shown below. It’s hard to see that this is actually a very, very deep red. But it is, although the proportion of black is really high.

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Artificial light.

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