[Dior] Charm (#449)

Way before Christmas, most holiday collections have obviously been already released. It’s getting earlier with every new year. I mean I like snacking gingerbread and other Christmas sweets but I’m not necessarily thinking of Christmas nail colours.

Nevertheless, Charm is more of  a neutral colour. Dominant colour is rosewood, with a bit of beige and apricot.

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In the bottle it might look plain but I found it amazing on my nails (although I’m normally not into neutrals).

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Very glossy and applies smoothly.

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[Chanel] Bleached Mauve (#646)

Here we have the perfect neutral shade for my nail (and skintone), Bleached Mauve. It’s nude beige with a very discreet touch of mauve.

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So far, Barefoot in Barcelona has been my favourite neutral from this colour family. But Bleached Mauve is a hint warmer. Shown below is two coats.

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Daylight; I’ve had this mani for two days when taking the photo.

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[Chanel] Beige Pétale (#567)

Beige Pétale; this is a sheer beige, which might be perfect for French nails. I’m not that much into transparent shades, especially when they are neutral, and hence don’t wear them too often. Nevertheless I tried this.

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As mentiones above, this is definitely transparent, and shown below is three coats. Beige Pétale is not really visible on the nails, but I like the glossy finish.

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Favourite location! I’m a keen swimmer, and “Alsterschwimmhalle” is my favourite swimming bath in Hamburg.

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[Essence] My Sweet Escape

I’m still at my mother’s house, not wearing any new colours for the time being. But there are some Chanel varnishes waiting at home. 🙂 As for this posting, I tried My Sweet Escape some weeks ago and it’s actually a thermo nail polish, changing its colour from beige to rose/peach. Hence it’s more a neutral shade.

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I tried my best to capture both colours but the cold version (= beige) wouldn’t really show up. Two coats applied, artificial light.

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Natural light. This is for sure the warm version.

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[Essence] … & my flaky caty

Going through my Essence drafts. … & my flaky caty is one of their recent releases, beige nude with black glitter and a finish that is frost and satin at the same time! What is more, look at its cute bottle design.

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Two coats shown below, no top coat.

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Macro photo showing the different glitter shapes and sizes.

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[Dior] Jungle Matte (#614)

I’m back from Fantasy Filmfest (although I was in Hamburg all the time, of course, but spending time at the movies for almost 12 hours a day is somewhat different …) and, being super crazy about this horror and independent stuff, saw all of the 54 films. 😉

Right now I am wearing Jungle Matte on my nails, which is a brand new Dior. So they ae doing mattes now and kind of re-invented this finish with a formula that is super easy to apply and dries quickly. No gritty surface – just pure matte. Jungle Matte is a nude beige (or light brown) colour.

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Daylight, two coats (no top coat, of course).

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Artificial light.

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[Chanel] New Dawn (#578)

I’m almost off to Fantasy Filmfest (while it’s raining heavily …) – officially Day One -, so this is going to be a short post, but I didn’t want to make you wait for ages for the next blog entry. So today it is all about New Dawn, which is dusty mauve, probably with a slight hint of beige. Exceptionally unique.

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Two coats shown below.

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Artificial light.

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