[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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[Ciaté] Power Dressing

I’m keeping the Ciaté minis (from their advent calendars) at my mother’s house (outsourcing 😉 ) and when I was in the mood for dark blue some days ago, I remembered Power Dressing. This is a dark blue jelly.

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Shown below is two coats. I had expexted Power Dressing to stain upon removal – but no such thing, thus: great plus!

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Anyway, this is the reason why you haven’t seen Ciaté in this blog for quite a while. This (kind of) “alternative” stash comes handy; normally, when I am away for some days, I pick my nail colours in advance, but sometimes change my mind (I try matching my nails with bags or clothes) – andam happy about “replacement” shades.

[Essence] Talk To the Hand

So I kind of caught my daughter with Talk To the Hand, which she had bought after school at the drugstore opposite our place … and already applied: for the first time ever! I was wondering about the slight paint smell in her room but thought it came from the building site next door. Haha, she’s 12 now and loves to wear nail varnish too (who wonders :mrgreen: ) and believe me how surprised I was upon noticing her flawless application, no cleanup necessary 😯 (she said it was difficult and took her ages). Maybe she should do my nails too. 😉

Talk To the Hand is a dark, denim blue with shimmer particles. It’s supposed to be “metallic” (as for the label), however, it has a matte finish, making it the more interesting.

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I “snatched” the bottle and wanted to see for myself … two coats applied, no top coat.

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Talk To the Hand

Talk To the Hand

Talk To the Hand

Tried to do a close-up view.

Talk To the Hand

[Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend] Дрёма (Drema)

Although Drema (Дрёма) was released for Halloween, it’s perfect for Christmas too, or even New Year’s Eve because of its sparkles. While I love applying bold colour throughout the year, Christmastime means, in addition, glitter – and Drema is packed with it. The base is a very dark, blackened blue with the glitter being silver and resulting in an overall slightly holographic effect.

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Two coats applied (sealed with top coat).

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Close-up picture.

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