[Chanel] Pure Black (#713)

New photos, it’s been a while, so thanks for stopping by. But I don’t want to bother you with my current state – loss, coping with suicide, everything turned upside down. It’s basically a nightmare happening since 9 September.

So, on to Pure Black (it’s in the name).

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Two coats shown below, and the green shimmer is the reflection of my phone case …

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Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil (shown before) was my pick for Fantasy Filmfest closing night. I thought this charcoal shade with holographic glitter particles would be perfect for the last day filled with great films.

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Two coats applied. Unfortunately no direct sunlight but cloudy sky, so you don’t notice the shimmer.

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Artificial light with brings out the sparkle.

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Close-up.

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Black Magic (Wet n Wild) again

I’m at my mother’s for almost one week and it’s so peaceful and calm here. Lots of space, fresh air and my favourite swimming bath. I did my nails with Ciaté Chinchilla a couple of days ago but forgot to take photos – it’s a dove grey, which I will certainly be wearing again.

In my drafts I found these photos of Black Magic, probably taken sometime in spring. As always, two coats applied.

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Close-up.

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[Chanel] Celebrity (#580)

This is the latest black Chanel has released – for Christmas last year, who would have thought? 😉 It’s stunning (although “just” black) and would be perfect for Fantasy Filmfest White Nights, which will finally take place in Hamburg too. Can’t wait.

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Two coats shown below.

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Artificial light.

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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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Matte Is Murder

Last matte nail colour I am showing for the time being – you have my word. 😉 I’ve posted Matte is Murder before, back in 2011, and wore it again during Fantasy Filmfest. Because black and horror movies are a good match, and matte black with glitter is even better. Two coats applied, no top coat.

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Close-up picture.

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[Essence] Meet Me Midnight

This is from the current Midnight Masquerade collection and reminds me of Chanel Ombre Essentielle “Swing” eyeshadow, only as nail varnish. They are a perfect match. Meet Me Midnight is a blue glitter polish; the small glitter being so dense that I’m not sure whether it has a blackened base … It’s also a bit iridescent, shifting from medium blue to dark blue, sometimes with a hint of purple.

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Two coats shown below. I had slight issues with the stubborn brush, maybe because I have not applied Essence nail colours for quite a while and because of the bristles being cut straight at the tip. But then I got the trick and the second coat was flawless.

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Close-up views.

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[Chanel] Gris Obscur (#538)

Here’s Gris Obscur, my latest Chanel nail varnish. Although it is called Gris, it is more a blackened dark grey (if not black) with silver microshimmer – but still unique.

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Application was two coats. On the nails, the shimmer does not really show, it’s very, very subtle.

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Close-up picture under direct sunlight.

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[A England] Heathcliff

Heathcliff presents multicolour glitter in a black jelly base, the glitter bits being red, blue, silver, gold, and purple.

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I applied two coats for perfect coverage (and tried not to think about removal issues, haha). To achieve a smooth finish, I sealed the mani with top coat.

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Close-up picture.

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