March already – and Hamburg is still covered with snow. At least the sun is shining today and I will be going out, if only for shopping because I am still recovering from the flu but getting better every day.
Sunshine is normally ideal for holographic nail varnishes but it’s been a while since I had applied Anne Boleyn and taken the photos. This has a dark red base with a scattered holographic finish.
Two coats shown below. Beautiful …
Natural light. Unfortunaly, photos were still taken in the flat so that the daylight doesn’t bring out the holo much more.
Happy Halloween! Hope you are having fun out there. I’m not doing anything special today; we were just watching a DVD (The Piano Forest, a Japanese Anime and not Halloween-themed) and gave out treats. 🙂 I thought Rouge Noir would fit All Hallows’ Eve – dark vampy red. This is the re-formulated version of 2016.
Application was two coats. Still one of my favourites.
Here’s the previous version of Rouge Noir, and I also like Free Bear Hugs by China Glaze, which is similar, if you are not looking for Chanel.
I love bears and so I could not resist Free Bear Hugs, which is, moreover, in the Rouge Noir or Nuit 1947 range, a dark cherry red with a slightly jelly-leaning formula.
Haha! 🐻 Arthur likes it too.
Shown below is two coats.
A bear hug. 🐻 (Nathaniel and Arthur, I guess.)
Feu de Russie. This is kind of extraordinary, not only for having been in my stash for a while but also for its combination of burgundy and dark red microglitter in a blackened base. Amazing.
Two coats applied.
Mystère is a dark (burgundy) red, darker than it seems in the bottle, and probably containing the slightest hint of maroon.
Two coats for opaqueness and more depth regarding a deep dark and vampy red; this tends to have a jelly-ish finish. So shown below is two coats.
Not much to say about this beautiful dark red. Nuit 1947 is the kind of vampy shades I like. Also notice my bare nails reflecting in the lid … 😉
This has been the signature shade of Essie’s Holiday Collection of last year, Leading Lady. It’s a berry red with a jelly base containing glitter particles of different sizes.
Two coats. Leading Lady actually reminds me of the varnish I’m wearing right now, China Glaze Ruby Pumps (although the latter is more red-based and has smaller glitter bits.)