[A England] Anne Boleyn

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.

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Two coats shown below. Beautiful …

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Natural light. Unfortunaly, photos were still taken in the flat so that the daylight doesn’t bring out the holo much more.

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Close-up.

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[Chanel] Rouge Noir (#18) (2016 formula)

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.

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Application was two coats. Still one of my favourites.

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Artificial light.

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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.

 

[Dior] Mystère (991)

Mystère is a dark (burgundy) red, darker than it seems in the bottle, and probably containing the slightest hint of maroon.

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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.

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[Essie] Leading Lady

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.

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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.)

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Macro view.

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