[A England] Gloriana

Another A England – Gloriana. Red base with golden glassflecks and thus very shimmery. One of my favourites for the Christmas season.

Gloriana

The formula of Gloriana is very dense; it is actually opaque after one coat. Nevertheless, shown above are two coats.

Gloriana

Gloriana

Gloriana

Gloriana

Gloriana

Close-up view.

Gloriana

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[China Glaze] Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields, one of my favourite China Glaze shades; with its golden glassflecks in a pink base, it’s a colour that makes you happy (even though pink might not be something associated with strawberries 😉 ).

strawberry fields

Shown below is two coats.

strawberry fields

strawberry fields

strawberry fields

strawberry fields

Close-up view.

strawberry fields

My thought was that Strawberry Fields might be similar to Catrice Call me Princess (although this has a liquid sand finish), but the bottle comparison already proves very cleary that they are different. 😉

strawberry fiels - call me princess

[Catrice] Purple Reign

At present, my favourite Catrice nail varnish is Purple Reign. it has a rich purple base and is packed with blue flakes – stunning and beautiful.

purple reign

Two coats.

purple reign

purple reign

purple reign

purple reign

purple reign

I would have loved managing a macro shot, but, unfortunately, all of them were blurred. 😦 I also notice that it has been more than a year since my last Catrice post … but this brand definitely deserves more attention.

[Essence] Let It Snow (Top Coat)

My favourite top coat for this season, imitating snowfalls. It’s packed with big white bits and smaller glitter particles in a transparent base. My daughter got Let It Snow for me, and so far, I’ve tried it over a couple of varnishes.

let it snow

My first pick was Pillow Fight (Ciaté), a grey shade with a tad of lilac/mauve.

pillow fight

pillow fight

Here is Let It Snow combined with another Essence, Goofy Blue (Snow Jam Collection of last winter). Goofy Blue has a shimmer of its own and contains flakies, so at first I thought it might be too much topping it with Let it Snow … but in the end, this is my favourite combo.

goofy blue

goofy blue

goofy blue

goofy blue

Close-up view.

goofy blue

Here it is over Essence Always On My Mint, a pastel mint shade with a slight shimmer. I liked this too, that’s probably the reason why I took so many photos!

mint

mint

mint

mint

mint

Close-up view.

mint

[Dior] Minuit

Much anticipated. Minuit spots glassflecks in a wine red/plum base. It’s an awesome shade that puts me in the mood for Christmas.

minuit

Two coats. The pictures show my actual mani, thus topped with one coat Sally Hansen InstaDri. So far, Minuit is my favourite shade for Christmas, although I’m very excited to try (Chanel) Rouge Rubis.

minuit

minuit

minuit

minuit

minuit

Close-up view.

minuit