I’m almost on the way to catch my train to Hamburg, but not without showing you Paradox. Green with grey and shimmer, creating a metallic finish. At first glance I felt reminded of Black Pearl – and how I like green-toned shades. However, Black Pearl has a bigger proportion of green, while the shimmer of Paradox is more prominent.
Two coats shown below.
Monday marked the day of my first visit to Chanel Beauty Boutique at Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg’s major shopping areas. The boutique opened a year ago and I had not managed going there, since I usually purchase my nail varnishes at Alsterhaus or online. But regarding the Neon Wave collection, I felt I had to get them at the Boutique, not wanting to wait for any delivery (they are boutique-exclusive). Which I did not regret of course. The shop assistants were lovely and the boutique is beautiful. So Chanel, so handy when you live in Hamburg.
As a fan of greens, I will show you Fantastic first.
All of the Neon Wave colours are flashy, but it’s hard to capture their brightness when taking photos. This might give you an idea.
Shown below is three coats of Fantastic – with top coat, the finish is normally semi-matte, and I realised that I actually prefer wearing these without top coat (which you will see with the blue one, Electric, in a different post). What is more, for the next manicure I tried white base, to bringt out the neon effect.
Nevertheless Fantastic stands out against the grey clouds.
I had shown Caprice before but with rather dark photos under artificial light, which didn’t do this lime green justice. As I like this colour and wear it from time to time, here are some newer – and better – photos. 🙂 Application was two coats.
Now is a dark green with a visible proportion of teal, also containing shimmer due to glassflecks.
Application was to coats. Artificial light only, sorry …
Everglades is a green metallic with silver shimmer. Very pretty for the season to come; I got this (ages ago) from C.M. of ChaHeVu – again many thanks! No idea what took me so long to apply this shade, which is so very Christmas-y.
Two coats shown below.
Getting sparkly again. 🙂 I thought this looks a bit like Christmas, because Holo At Ya Girl contains green, gold and turquoise glitter in a slightly tinted (purple-ish) base.
Two coats applied. The glitter is so dense that it builds up quickly.
I tried to capture the bright green of Spring Green again. 🙂 Two coats of this.