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.
Sadly the formula is very sheer. Shown below is three coats and there is still a visible nail line. But the shimmer is amazing.
I guess you won’t be surprised to hear that I have a ton of nail varnishes in my stash which I have not worn, nor swatched yet. There are many pretty colours among them, such as Midnight Sparkle. This is denim blue with small silver and blue glassflecks.
Moreover, but it does not say so on the bottle, it dries semi-matte. Shown below is two coats.
I have the feeling it’s never going stop raining; it’s already the second day with nonstop rainfalls, and I actualy thought we’ve got summer! Today I got up at 5.40 in the morning, in order to catch the train to Hamburg … and got so tired in the late afternoon. 😉 So I am back in the big city for two days.
Printemps – Été 2014 at least alludes to summer, also in terms of its colour, which is a bright carrot shade. Moreover, it is the exact colour of Dior Mango. Believe me, not a tad different.
So here is Printemps – Été 2014 on my nails, two coats.
See? I told you so. 😉
So I presented No Hurries, No Worries (aka one of the most opaque nail varnishes 😎 ) yesterday, and here it is topped with Reflects. Reflects is meant as a top coat and packed with golden glassflecks in a sheer base.
One coat of Reflects over my (two-coat) No Hurries, No Worries mani to achieve a slightly golden shimmer.
Close-ups under natural (left) and artificial light.
Night Shock. I don’t wear dark colours that often when days get shorter – but this has been in my stash for a while, so I gave it a try. Nevertheless, Night Shock looked really pretty when I went to the swimming bath, refelcted by sunlight and the water. The base colour is dark grey or charcoal grey, and it is packed with microglitter for a shimmer finish.
Shown below is two coats. We are at my mother’s place currently, since it’s autumn holidays, and it feels nice being here. I wasn’t lucky regarding the weather when taking photos, but at least you’ll notice the shimmer in the bottle.
Hypnotic. This maroon red is not really a summer shade (and I admit I took the photos ages ago, in March) – but nevertheless pretty to look at, don’t you think?
Two coats shown below.
I’m still enjoying Japan-Filmfest Hamburg, two more films to watch. It’s been great so far – but also the reason why I could not present any nail varnishes. Today I found Palais Royal in my drafts. Just taupe.
Two coats shown below.