[Dior] Reflects (#228) (over Essence No Hurries, No Worries)

So I presented No Hurries, No Worries (aka one of the most opaque nail varnishes 😎 ) yesterday, and here it is topped with Reflects. Reflects is meant as a top coat and packed with golden glassflecks in a sheer base.

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One coat of Reflects over my (two-coat) No Hurries, No Worries mani to achieve a slightly golden shimmer.

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Artificial light.

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Close-ups under natural (left) and artificial light.

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[Dior] Night Shock (#808)

Night Shock. I don’t wear dark colours that often when days get shorter – but this has been in my stash for a while, so I gave it a try. Nevertheless, Night Shock looked really pretty when I went to the swimming bath, refelcted by sunlight and the water. The base colour is dark grey or charcoal grey, and it is packed with microglitter for a shimmer finish.

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Shown below is two coats. We are at my mother’s place currently, since it’s autumn holidays, and it feels nice being here. I wasn’t lucky regarding the weather when taking photos, but at least you’ll notice the shimmer in the bottle.

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Close-up view.

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[Yves Saint Laurent] Bleu Galuchat (52)

So – Bleu Galuchat. This is a dark blue with a hint of teal, also containing glitter particles.

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And having a leather effect finish (which you won’t notice from looking at the bottle though).

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Honest opinion – although I (still) like most sand finish polishes and all of my YSL nail varnishes, I wasn’t really convinced by Bleu Galuchat. Maybe because the glitter can rarely be noticed after application; I had hoped for Bleu Galuchat being more sparkly. For the first time, regarding sand finishes, I also tried a topcoat, but it looks quite disastrous. :mrgreen: In the end, I grabbed the nail polish remover and did another mani … 🙄 Nevertheless, Bleu Galuchat deserves a second chance (I really like this colour) sometime.

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Close-up view.

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[Chanel] Exception (639)

Lots of Chanel posts coming up here; I admit that I’m currently very much (again) into their nail polishes. So this is Exception, a red brown (or brownish red) with a slight shimmer, visible in the bottle. When I first saw it in real, I thought of Accessoire (573) and the “new”, brownish Paparazzi (579). It is indeed very close to Accessoire, and I will also need to have a look at Koala and Madness, since Exception is for sure in their colour family.

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Exception is pretty opaque with just one coat, however, shown below is two coats.

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[Chanel] Atmosphère (629) over Secret (625)

So here is another post with two of the Chanel Fall colours, Atmosphère layered over Secret. I used two coats of Secret and topped them with one coat of Atmosphère.

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Yes, I like this look but, to be honest, prefer Atmosphère on its own. It is so complex and beautiful.

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Macro view.

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I wanted to do the same regarding Orage, i.e. layering Atmosphère over it, but I forgot … so this would have to wait until I’ll be wearing Orage again, but this might probably be soon. 🙂

[Chanel] Orage (631)

Another dark autumn colour. Orage is a blackened blue or very dark indigo blue with a slight shimmer.

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At first and after applying one coat, I thought this might be more on the sheer side, but it’s perfectly opaque with two coats, as you can see below.

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Close-up view.

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