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.
Sadly the formula is very sheer. Shown below is three coats and there is still a visible nail line. But the shimmer is amazing.
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.
Moreover, but it does not say so on the bottle, it dries semi-matte. Shown below is two coats.
Another nail varnish I’ve had for ages, applied several times, but never posted before: Blue Rebel, classic marine blue.
Two coats shown below.
Cobalt Blue. You might have seen this before on this blog, although ages ago. Rediscovered it lately and still love it. These are better photos than in 2011. 😉 Actually, Cobalt Blue is so very bright and flashy that photos won’t do it justice.
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.
Two coats applied.
Artificial light (in my mother’s kitchen, haha). I note that it’s not really different from the daylight view.
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!
Two coats applied. Artificial light (bringing out the blue glassflecks).
In daylight, hints of green are clearly visible. Most of the time, however, Blue-Ya presents its blue side.
I haven’t shown a matte colour for, like, ages. Combat Blue-ts is bright blue with a hint of indigo. Although its shimmer is visible in the bottle, it is rather suble after application.
Shown below is two coats.