Another nail varnish I’ve had for ages, applied several times, but never posted before: Blue Rebel, classic marine blue.
Two coats shown below.
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.
Shown below is two coats. Great advantage: Not stains upon removal.
Anyway, this is the reason why you haven’t seen Ciaté in this blog for quite a while. This (kind of) “alternative” stash is really 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.
I haven’t transferred photos for a while but am catching up now … Here is Marinière, dark blue (almost blackened blue).
Two coats applied.
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 ) 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.
I “snatched” the bottle and wanted to see for myself … two coats applied, no top coat.
Tried to do a close-up view.
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.
Two coats applied (sealed with top coat).
Another set of photos of Yves Saint Laurent Moonlight Blue, taken during daytime. Just thought that I might show you this. 😉 It’s still one of my favourite blackened blues. Application was two coats.
This time with a close-up photo.
My current pick is Fortissimo – and I really like this dark blue with its shimmer finish.
Shown below is two coats, and these photos were taken really early in the morning, aroung 8.15 am or so … I was still half asleep.