[Chanel] Monochrome (#522)

I’m affected by photobucket’s new T&Cs, which won’t allow embedding photos in third-party websites any more, if you have a free account (like me). That means that you will notice those funny (actually they are not really funny) black boxes in some posts. I’m working on this; I rediscovered my flickr account which I had set up years ago but never used, but migration will take some time, so thank you for still sticking around!

As for Monochrome, photos are hosted by flickr already. 😉 Pretty grey shade, two coats applied.

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[Chanel] Pirate (#08), 2016 formula

Just uploaded new pictures and thought, why not posting Pirate? It’s one of my favourite reds and I love the crelly formula as well as its colour. Here is the new formulated Pirate.

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Two coats applied.

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Artificial light.

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Wheather is crazy by the way. It’s noon now and we’ve already had a super dark sky with thunderstorms, while the sun is shining at the moment, with temperatures expecting to rise up to 30 degrees celsius. 😎 We’ll see, I’m going out later.

[Essence] Rebel At Heart

Rebel At Heart was a birthday present, given to me by my daughter, who knows that I am into sparkly shades. This has a dark grey base, packed with silver and some golden microglitter.

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Two coats without top coat – Rebel At Heart dries a bit matte, but not gritty.

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For the following photos, I added top coat, achieving a shinier result.

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Close-up view.

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[Chanel] Chaîne Or (#518)

You might remember that I am not a huge fan of golden nail colours (I actually haven’t heard of anyone who is), but Chaîne Or is somewhat different, and I really liked wearing it – and will probably apply it again. It is more a yellow gold, shimmer finish too. When I went swimming, it really sparkled in the water and sunlight, and I have to admit: I like this.

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Two coats applied.

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Close-up view.

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[Essence] Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses

It’s not news that I like white on my nails. I just think it’s a classy and chic colour, also a bit extraordinary. I could not resist Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses when I first saw it at the drugstore – but did, in order to come back a couple of days later and after I found it sold out everywhere. Nevertheless, the brach I usually shop still had some leftovers of the collection – and I got it for free, because they had already removed everything from their database. So that was really sweet.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses is a true white with silver glitter, described as “sea salt finish” (i.e. gritty and matte).

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Two coats turned out to be a bit patchy, so I needed three. What’s really disappointing, the glitter does not show once everything has dried. Not really showing through and hard to make out.

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Macro shot.

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Next week the wheather is going to be brilliant, thus I will pull out my beloved China Glaze neons. It is probably supposed to be the last hot week for this summer. I know that you might be waiting for Dior Skyline, the only one of the autumn polishes I have not worn and shown yet, but I am currently more in the mood for bright and flashy colours …