[Essence] Icebreaker

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.

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Sadly the formula is very sheer. Shown below is three coats and there is still a visible nail line. But the shimmer is amazing.

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Close-up photo.

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[Manhattan] Midnight Sparkle

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.

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Moreover, but it does not say so on the bottle, it dries semi-matte. Shown below is two coats.

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Macro photo.

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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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