[China Glaze] Meet Me In the Mirage

This is an older draft, from October. The garden in the background looks different now. 😉

Meet Me In the Mirage is a rose gold foil, also containing hints of bronze. Sparkly and pretty.

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Shown below is two coats. I had wanted to apply this for so long; it is more a summer colour, and a bit of sunshine would have brought out its sparkles.

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Close-up view.

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[Essence] Flashy Wonderland

Just stopping by and hope you are all having amazing Christmas days! We are at my mother’s place now and I’m enjoying the calmness. This is really different than Hamburg’s city life (although I have plans regarding Dior as soon as I’m back, haha!), not the place where I grew up but a spot I do know quite well.

Today’s post is featuring Flashy Wonderland, a liquid foil shade combining lilac (with hint of purple) and silver. In the bottle, it looks more silver-leaning but this really ‘melts’ with the nail varnish being applied, leaving an indeed ‘flashy’ lilac, which is also a bit mirror-like. Flashy Wonderland had been kindly given to me by my daughter and mother. 🙂

Flashy Wonderland

Two coats shown below.

Flashy Wonderland

Flashy Wonderland

Flashy Wonderland

Close-up view.

Flashy Wonderland

[Illamasqua] Omen

Omen is a bright green with silver glitter and foil finish. Moreover, this is UV-sensitive – so that I really regret not having a UV lamp. But I guess it’s outstanding already because of its colour …

Omen

Shown below is two coats.

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Omen

Omen

Close-up view.

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[Dior] Samba Duo #794

Again, I have tons of swatches of recent varnishes, such as Chanel Cosmic and Magic, but I still need to edit those pics, or even upload them. So I decided to browse through my drafts – there are loads of them too. 🙄

The Samba box contains two shades with a smaller bottle size than usual; here is the turquoise one, #794 (it doesn’t officially have a name), presenting a foil finish.

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Two coats. This is wonderful for sunny days

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Macro view.

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Perfect beach life, but without Samba #794 (and Bäri Bäri).

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[GOSH] Galaxy

I haven’t posted (or bought) a GOSH varnish for ages, and I was pretty suprised to discover that one of our local Budni drugstores carries this brand. Since I had heard of Galaxy and its complexity, I could not resist. Galaxy is a bronze shade with a hint of mud, and it is packed with multicoloured shimmer particles.

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Two coats. As always with GOSH – flawless application, and Galaxy dried really quickly, so I loved everything about this one.

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Close-up view.

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[essence] Chic Reloaded

Happy New Year everyone! new year Hope you had a nice time yesterday. I don’t really miss 2012 and thus am looking forward to what 2013 might bring – apart from (hopefully) loads of beautiful nail varnish shades. 😉

A couple of minutes ago, I painted my nails with Chic Reloaded, which brings back a bit of yesterday’s party mood, since it’s a complex shade and shifting between dark green, grey, purple and whatever! :mrgreen:

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Two coats.

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Close up view.

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