[Chanel] Blue Rebel

Another nail varnish I’ve had for ages, applied several times, but never posted before: Blue Rebel, classic marine blue.

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Two coats shown below.

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[China Glaze] Joy To The Waves

I just realised that it has been six days since my last post; I am back in Hamburg now, having really enjoyed the break in Lower Saxony. Yesterday I picked up the latest Chanel and Dior nail varnishes, and Spring Bud from Asia-exclusive Diorsnow was delivered today. I am currently wearing Washed Denim by Chanel … so the will be a few shades to show. 🙂

For now I present Joy To The Waves (before spring will be finally kicking in). Blue with fine green and golden shimmer; to me, it looks more summer than Christmas.

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Two coats applied.

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Artificial light (in my mother’s kitchen, haha). I note that it’s not really different from the daylight view.

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Close-up picture.

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[China Glaze] Blue-Ya

Blue-Ya surprised me. It’s got a blue jelly-ish base containing blue and green glitter bits. And of course I thought it would be rather sheer – but it isn’t. It turned out to be almost opaque after the first coat. And the shimmer … Stunning!

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Two coats applied. Artificial light (bringing out the blue glassflecks).

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In daylight, hints of green are clearly visible. Most of the time, however, Blue-Ya presents its blue side.

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Close-up view.

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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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[Dior] Azur (709)

Azur, too, belongs to this year’s Riviera collection. It’s a bright cyan blue, almost neon, and with a hint of aqua. The bottle picture comes very close to its actual colour.

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Shown below is two coats. Remember Sunday Funday? This has been my favourite cyan blue so far but Azur comes close to topping it. (Nevertheless I should mention: stains upon removal, which is quite common for this colour family, I think).

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