Another one of my older Chanel nail varnishes. Gold Shimmer is (according to its name) gold with a proportion of bronze, and it also has a metallic finish.
Although I’ve had this for years I only applied it a couple of weeks ago. Two coats shown below.
I totally fell for China Glaze’s Grinch Collection for Christmas, lots of sparkles, holographic glitter and really Grinch-related names. This is Merry Whatever – gold with holographic and golden glitter.
Two coats applied. Looks like tinsel on my nails. 😉
Daylight, which brings out the yellow proportion of the golden base.
Outside. You’ll notice that the glitter is really dense. Nevertheless, removing this was no pain.
So this was one nail colour I applied for Japan Filmfest Hamburg, which took place over the last weekend of May: Princess Sabra, already shown before.
I’m still fascinated by this golden and olive green scattered holo. We had tons of sunshine for almost two weeks, making the holographic effect even more visible. So sparkly and pretty!
On to the next Tudoresque nail varnish. I thought Katherine of Aragon (Henry’s first wife)would make a beautiful colour for the last days before Christmas. It’s an antique gold shade with a hint of taupe and containing holographic glitter, resulting in a scattered holo finish.
Two coats applied. Again, one coat would have been fine too, with regards to opaqueness.
I tried nail powder for the first time! It’s probably been a huge thing for a while, and I also got those Dior Voile de nacre sets of 2000 although I never applied those.
A Touch Of Vintage is a golden powder, or very fine microglitter.
Application was easier (and less messy!) than I thought. Since the powder itself is rather sheer, I used two coats of Black Out as a base – which should not be too dry, so that a bit of the powder can be rubbed onto the base. The result of this was a greenish chrome finish, which was very, very shiny. I sealed it with a water-based top coat (I heard that normal top coat would make the effect look dull).
I still have a couple of vintage Chanel nail colours I have not posted (nor worn) yet. Gold is a tricky shade to wear for me – in my view, it’s more something for darker and shorter days … which we have now. In addition, I wanted to apply Surprise for quite a while, so I just pulled it out. I would describe the colour as light gold with a tiny hint of green and metallic finish.
There’s a slight visible nail line after to coats, which didn’t bother me. Artificial light.
December already and I just recognised that snow is back at WordPress! Let’s combine this with Winter, which I own since 2013 but have not applied before because I am not really into almost sheer shades, even when they contain golden and silver shimmer in a tinted white base. I don’t remember if Winter was meant to be a top coat? Nevertheless, here we go.
Three coats of Winter on its own.