Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I was just happy about having two days off work; it’s been really hard during Christmastime, in addition to the grief. Of course …
I might be catching up with all those amazing nail colours next year. Until then here’s Be Passionate, which was a birthday gift by my daughter. It’s a blue-ish green metallic, hence pretty for Christmas too.
Two coats applied.
One more day at the bookshop tomorrow and then we will be spending a week in Lower Saxony.
My favourite colour from the current Dior nail varnish collection for autumn is Rush Hour. Of course – because nothing beats bright acid green (although this one contains a visible proportion of yellow).
The formula is a bit on the jelly side, and shown below is two coats.
Daylight brings out the yellow in Rush Hour.
My first thought was that Rush Hour might be close to Caprice, but the latter is in fact a bit darker and more green-ish.
Chanel’s latest release is six ‘radiant’ shades, alluding to already existent colours. I bought them at Beauty Boutique Hamburg at the beginning of the week, and the first shade I tried is Radiant Verde, the shimmer version of Vert No. 19. Hence this one is a blend of mint and turquoise green too, and golden shimmer was added.
I can’t say why I expected a formula more on the sheerer side, but much to my surprise, Radiant Green is actually a one-coater! (Exclamation mark quite necessary. 😉 ) With just one coat it is fully opaque. To achieve a more even result, shown below is two coats. I also apologise for the bins in the background; our neighbour had the hedge and bushes removed. 😦
My first emerald green with crème finish, Envy the Adventure. It’s from the Nutcracker and the Four Realms collection, and I also realised that it’s been ages since my last OPI nail colour.
Application was two coats.
I’m basically ‘back to business’, i.e. my flu has gone. Finally! Today I went swimming again, which I wasn’t able to do for almost two weeks. It’s still another ten days until I will be at the house again (my mother’s house, now mine), visiting my parents at the graveyard and so on …
Finally, this year is about to come to an end. I’m so looking forward to 2019; there’s nothing I am going to miss regarding 2018. Tomorrow will be my last swim of the year. Since my mother died, I spend lots of time in the swimming pool, refining my strokes and loving it. I’ll also get some chocolate-filled and piggy-shaped doughnuts afterwards, which are sold at the local bakery, and they look so tasty.
Probably the last post for this year is Grinchworthy. I haven’t brought any new (i.e. not yet tried) colours here, but the rest of the Grinch collection, as well as two Diors I had bought just before the loss of my mother (I unpacked them only recently) are waiting in Hamburg. As for Grinchworthy, expect a green base, which is packed with golden and green glitter.
See for yourself – two coats shown below.
Since I won’t be posting tomorrow, to bring this year to an end: Thank you so much for following, stopping by and reading my posts. It means a lot to me and I hope to welcome you again next year. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and may all you wish for, and our resolutions, come true in 2019.
One of my favourite Dior nail colours is Nirvana, a petrol green. Since the initial photos weren’t that good, here are better ones. Two coats shown below.
This is my favourite of the Chanel Cruise Collection for summer 2018: Légèreté. Muted sage green.
Shown below is two coats.