Alchimie again

I’m bothering you with another “reloaded” mani. :mrgreen: But Alchimie can tell a story. When I first tried (and posted) this, I didn’t like it so much. Pretty but … it didn’t make it on my nails again until shortly.

A couple of years ago, my second husband went to Copenhagen, and that’s how I got a miniature Little Mermaid, which he had picked very carefully, because he wanted to pick a mermaid with the most beautiful hair. 😉 I kept her on my desk, then with my selection of nail varnishes I was planning to apply … and dropped her accidentally sometime in March. The head broke off. 😦 I was devastated but managed to glue the head back on. She looked good again, however, the crack was still visible – and that’s when Alchimie came into play. Nail varnishes are varnishes, aren’t they? 😉 This is the result:

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Still a visible line, but Alchimie is indeed almost the same shade as the Little Mermaid.

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Of course, I applied Alchimie on my nails too. 😉 It’s one of my favourite colours now.

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Close-up.

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[China Glaze] Custom Kicks

This is a real summer colour: Custom Kicks combines bright teal with golden microshimmer. The latter, however, is barely visible on the nails. But the shade is generally awesome.

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Two coats applied. However, hard times after removal, i. e. stains. But the colour is worth it.

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Artificial light.

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Close-up view.

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[Dior] Reflects (#228) (over Essence No Hurries, No Worries)

So I presented No Hurries, No Worries (aka one of the most opaque nail varnishes 😎 ) yesterday, and here it is topped with Reflects. Reflects is meant as a top coat and packed with golden glassflecks in a sheer base.

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One coat of Reflects over my (two-coat) No Hurries, No Worries mani to achieve a slightly golden shimmer.

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Artificial light.

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Close-ups under natural (left) and artificial light.

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[Chanel] Coquillage (#560)

This is Coquillage. Apricot with golden shimmer (which you should not expect to show up on the nail because it doesn’t, otherwise it would be really cool 😎 ).

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Application was two coats. I am pretty tanned now (on Thursday, they’ll open the outdoor leisure pool again 🙂 ) and was surprised how good Coquillage looked in combination with my bronze skin.

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[Dior] Blazing Bronze (#729)

Definitely a summer colour and perfect for sunny days: Blazing Bronze (which is more a brown bronze) is one of my favourite summer shades for this year. It’s packed with golden and bronze shimmer, which is already prominent in the bottle and also visible on the nails.

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Two coats applied.

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Close up picture.

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[Dior] Spring Bud (#100)

On Sunday I had Spring Bud on my nails. This is from the latest Diorsnow collection and thus Asia-exclusive (I got my bottle from Singapore). You may remember that I am deeply into greens. Spring bud is a seafoam green (not pastel) with golden and green shimmer.

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Although it was cloudy in the morning the sun came out when we finished swimming, and so these photos were taken right in front of the swimming bath. 😉

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Close-up view.

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[China Glaze] Joy To The Waves

I just realised that it has been six days since my last post; I am back in Hamburg now, having really enjoyed the break in Lower Saxony. Yesterday I picked up the latest Chanel and Dior nail varnishes, and Spring Bud from Asia-exclusive Diorsnow was delivered today. I am currently wearing Washed Denim by Chanel … so the will be a few shades to show. 🙂

For now I present Joy To The Waves (before spring will be finally kicking in). Blue with fine green and golden shimmer; to me, it looks more summer than Christmas.

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Two coats applied.

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Artificial light (in my mother’s kitchen, haha). I note that it’s not really different from the daylight view.

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Close-up picture.

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