[Essence] Holo Maniac

I have a couple of new Essence nail varnishes to share with you; most of the photos were already taken during the summer holidays. I am generally a huge fan of the Essence brand because their cute designs, especially with regard to their “trend editions” are always a surprise.

Concerning their current nail polish range, they have a small holo glitter series – and I snatched Holo Maniac from my daughter. The turquoise glitter (and it’s more a glitter bomb) made me think of China Glaze Atlantis, but the latter is more greenish. Nevertheless removal of both Holo Maniac and Atlantis is a pain. :mrgreen:

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Two coats applied; as with most dense glitters, this one is a topcoat eater too.

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Close-up.

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[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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[A England] Sleeping Palace

Hidden beauty in my stash – literally. It’s been a while since I purchased Sleeping Palace, 2013 to be precise. But only recently I came to wear it. The colour is a muted plum with copper and scattered holographic finish.

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Two coats shown below under artificial light.

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Here’s the macro shot.

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[A England] Waltz Of the Flowers

Waltz Of the Flowers (which I thought I had shown before). This is a pretty lilac holographic shade, also slightly iridescent.

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Don’t get mistaken by the photos – we are in the middle of a heatwave now, which I had wished for when I actually took the pictures about a week ago. Two coats shown below.

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Close-up view.

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We are finally in Lower Saxony at my mother’s place, and I am enjoying the garden view. Did you know that I was collecting high-end perfumes initially? (Guess I have not mentioned before.) That is, I have been collecting ballpens since school and am still after them. As for perfume, it all started with duty-free Chanel and then simply evolved. I had quite a collection which I also used (same as I’m applying my nail varnishes), but when I got pregnant I could not stand most scents any more, and that was when I either gave them away or also threw them away (what an idiot, I know) – and kept a few bottles. I should actually just have given them to my mother, which would have been a wiser choice.

I remembered my passion for perfume because I received a sample of Jil Sander Sun about two weeks ago, and this had been my favourite for the summer for a long time. Still loving it to bits. So much for this. 🙂

[A England] Polovetsian Dances

Summer holidays, finally! We will be off for a couple of days at my mother’s place … I am eager to see how the berries I planted are doing. In addition, the wheather is super sunny now.

Polovetsian Dances is a dark purple shade with silver holographic microglitter.

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Very dense opaqueness but nevertheless two coats applied.

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Close-up view.

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[A England] Kalinka

Kalinka – I realised that this was still in my drafts. The colour is silver-based with a hint of lilac and holographic glitter. Stunning!

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Application was two coats and this first photo taken outside doesn’t do Kalinka justice.

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Back in our flat. I like this colour; the lilac is definitely visible but still Kalinka matches most colours. I combined it with a floral dress, when we went to a little garden party last Saturday.

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Close-up view.

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