[A England] Fated Prince

Recently, I discovered Fated Prince, which had not only spent ages in my stash but also on my desk. But whenever I wanted to apply it, there was some new collection released or I wasn’t in the mood for darker colours or whatever … Finally, here it is. Charcoal grey with olive glitter and holographic finish.

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And – this Fated Prince is a beauty. Luckily shown in bright daylight.

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However, it’s no less stunning under artificial light.

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Close-up view.
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[Essence] Rebel At Heart

Rebel At Heart was a birthday present, given to me by my daughter, who knows that I am into sparkly shades. This has a dark grey base, packed with silver and some golden microglitter.

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Two coats without top coat – Rebel At Heart dries a bit matte, but not gritty.

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For the following photos, I added top coat, achieving a shinier result.

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Close-up view.

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[Essence] Meet Me Midnight

This is from the current Midnight Masquerade collection and reminds me of Chanel Ombre Essentielle “Swing” eyeshadow, only as nail varnish. They are a perfect match. Meet Me Midnight is a blue glitter polish; the small glitter being so dense that I’m not sure whether it has a blackened base … It’s also a bit iridescent, shifting from medium blue to dark blue, sometimes with a hint of purple.

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Two coats shown below. I had slight issues with the stubborn brush, maybe because I have not applied Essence nail colours for quite a while and because of the bristles being cut straight at the tip. But then I got the trick and the second coat was flawless.

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Close-up views.

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[Essence] Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses

It’s not news that I like white on my nails. I just think it’s a classy and chic colour, also a bit extraordinary. I could not resist Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses when I first saw it at the drugstore – but did, in order to come back a couple of days later and after I found it sold out everywhere. Nevertheless, the brach I usually shop still had some leftovers of the collection – and I got it for free, because they had already removed everything from their database. So that was really sweet.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses is a true white with silver glitter, described as “sea salt finish” (i.e. gritty and matte).

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Two coats turned out to be a bit patchy, so I needed three. What’s really disappointing, the glitter does not show once everything has dried. Not really showing through and hard to make out.

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Macro shot.

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Next week the wheather is going to be brilliant, thus I will pull out my beloved China Glaze neons. It is probably supposed to be the last hot week for this summer. I know that you might be waiting for Dior Skyline, the only one of the autumn polishes I have not worn and shown yet, but I am currently more in the mood for bright and flashy colours …