As soon as I chose working from home (yes, it’s because of Coronavirus – our institute won’t be operating as usual at least until the end of April), we left Hamburg, in order to spend the rest of this month in Lower Saxony. I feel safer here, it’s a small town, we have the garden and much more space than in Hamburg. Once here, Hamburg feels so far away. This morning, there were hardly people at the normally much-frequented main station (Hauptbahnhof), but many wore protective masks or, which I’d never seen in Hamburg before. I was glad that trains were operating as usual – and the more when we finally arrived at Nienburg.
Nail varnish – and photo blogs – aren’t that important these days and the only colour I took with me (although I have some older Ciaté bottles here) is Chanel Pure Black. Anyway, there are still a few posts in the drafts – starting with Perfect Peach, which was released in January. The name reveals that it’s peach, with golden glassflecks.
Two coats applied.
Camel was, as far as I’ve heard, Asia-exclusive. However, I purchased it online from the Dior webshop. It’s a light peach with golden glassflecks.
Sorry for the bad light but days have been rainy recently, so it’s hard to take photos outside. Two coats shown below.
Look what I found in my stash – in the meantime, Manhattan have changed their bottle design ages ago, and there are still nail varnishes in my collection I hadn’t applied yet. Purple Poetry has a purple base enriched with pink and blue glassflecks.
Two coats shown below under artificial lighting.
Back in Hamburg, here is Nuit Blanche, the light sister polish of Nuit Noire. This one is rather sheer and hence more suited as an effect top coat, containing white and iridescent glassflecks.
Three coats shown below – it’s not really meant to be worn on its own, even though the flakies look quite dense in the bottle.
I’ve got new photos of Shadow … (here’s the initial post). Two coats and finally daylight.
Bin scenery in the background! 🙄
Close-up bringing out the copper and purple glitter.
Finally here’s the Sun Glow Top Coat; this is really made for summer days. I’ve tried it over various colours from the Dior summer collection during the past weeks and am happy to present the photos.
Since it is a glitter top coat meant to add a bit of sparkle to your mani, the Sun Glow Top Coat is sheer, with a bronze base and small golden and bronze glassflecks.
One coat over Orange Sienna.
Layered over Wild Earth. I liked this in particular because of the top coat brightening up Wild Earth a bit. Really looked like summer.
However, my favourite is Sun Glow over Terra Gold. On its own, Terra Gold is a bit too pale for me, but combined with the top coat, it gave my nails a more natural look, despite the shimmer. Hard to explain – I just loved this.
Moving on to colours which are perfect for spring or summer. Diorcharm is a coral shade containing glassflecks.
Two coats shown below.
Direct sunlight brings the shimmer out – here’s a close-up.
Here we go again – April has been the busiest month so far, with Fantasy Filmfest Nights and (German) Mensa Annual Gathering but I had lots of fun and met the sweetest people. Before it’s time for Japan-Filmfest Hamburg (but only during the second half of May), I’ll show you Lucky Dior. If you think you have heard this before, the colour is indeed similar to classic Lucky – coral red with a hint of watermelon -, but this one adds some glassflecks.
Application was two coats. Obviously red is the dominant shade in this.
Well, another purple! 😉 Yesterday at Alsterhaus department store they stated that I seem to be into berry shades, so they’re probably right and that explains the many pinks and berries here … Today I’m presenting Diorcelestial, which is one of my latest additions. It’s got a purple base filled with glassflecks in pink, blue and silver.
And yes, the sparkles are visible on the nail. Two coats shown below. I like this colour so much that I got the matching lipstick. 🙂
This is part of the Grinch collection, fuchsia with pink sparkles. It’s nice because I like the colour but my favourite China Glaze fuchsia will always be Ahoy.
Two coats applied. It’s all under artificial lighting because it’s been a while since I wore Who Wonder and there wasn’t much light outside during the day …