Japan Filmfest Hamburg is approaching, only two days to go, and for the first time (mainly due to my general admission ticket), I’ll be joining the opening night with “Innocent Blood”. Really looking forward! 🙂
As for further preparation (actually just for fun), I have planned to finally visit Sakura manga shop tomorrow – let’s see what they have got. To be honest, it’s more my daughter who wanted to go there (I’m more of a film buff).
But let’s skip this and have a look at today’s nail varnish, which is Fresh Prince-ss. Baby pink, a bit like sakura maybe. 😉
Shown below is two coats. Flawless China Glaze quality as always.
One of my favourite China Glazes; I’ve been wearing Teen Spirit quite a lot during the past weeks. Just love this blackened purple with blue and purple shimmer (due to small flakies).
Two coats shown below. So pretty – hence lots of pictures. Photos taken in my mother’s garden. 😉
Blue-Ya surprised me. It’s got a blue jelly-ish base containing blue and green glitter bits. And of course I thought it would be rather sheer – but it isn’t. It turned out to be almost opaque after the first coat. And the shimmer … Stunning!
Two coats applied. Artificial light (bringing out the blue glassflecks).
In daylight, hints of green are clearly visible. Most of the time, however, Blue-Ya presents its blue side.
Dope Taupe. Still Rebel Collection of autumn 2016. This is classy chic, taupe with a splash of grey.
Two coats applied.
I haven’t shown a matte colour for, like, ages. Combat Blue-ts is bright blue with a hint of indigo. Although its shimmer is visible in the bottle, it is rather suble after application.
Shown below is two coats.
Don’t Mesh With Me. In the first place: Cool name. It’s mainly glitter, lilac bits in a slightly blue-tinted base. Thus the effect is a bit iridescent.
However, Don’t Mesh With Me needed three coats to look opaque. It would be great for layering – will probably try this too, because overall, I like this colour.
Outdoors; we were on the way to “Japan Xmas”, a first-time Japanese Christmas market. They had so much Japanese stuff, everything ranging from sweets to DVDs, cute plushies, cosplay stuff (many people wore their cosplay outfits, there was even a competition), tons of food … which was popular, so very long queues. I would have loved a BEnto box or Japanese Crêpes, but no chance to get through. Thus we had mashed potato in a nearby deli, haha!
Heroine Chic. Base colours are brown and grey – combined with red shimmer and a metallic finish.
Two coats shown below, and I wish the wheather had been better, more direct sunlight. Because Heroine Chic is really kind of chic.
I’m posting tons of China Glaze these days. 😉 Still trying the Rebel Collection, so thank you for stopping by. Y’all Red-y For This is a cherry red shade containg small glassflecks. At first, I thought it was similar to Ruby Pumps (which is beautiful too), but Y’all Red-y … is a bit lighter and less jelly-like.
This is two coats – first two pictures taken under artificial light.
Daylight. Although Y’all Red-y … was released for autumn, it would surely make a pretty Christmas mani.
I was eager to try Pearl Jammin’, which seems to be unique in my stash. It’s dove grey (or blue-grey) with golden shimmer, the shimmer also being slightly iridescent.
As for the formula, I wasn’t sure, since I had read that Pearl Jammin’ is a bit on the sheer side. But I was happy with two coats.
A real stunner; I have not tried all of the “Rebel” collection colours so far but Purple Fiction is a favourite, that’s for sure. Purple with metallic shimmer; it got me instantly. Beautiful in the bottle and amazing on the nails, especially in direct light.
Two coats shown below. Artificial light.
Purple Fiction exposed to direct light – I wish the sun had come out.