Thank you for your kindness and condolences regarding my beloved mother. I miss her endlessly and still can’t believe it. She’s with my father now, I’m sure.
I think I should get back to nail polishes by presenting Lukewarm Wishes … I still had it on my nails when I last held my mother. This is actually (I believe) a topper, with a milky, semi-sheer base and iridescent blue microglitter.
Application was three coats.
I actually have tickets for The Grinch on Christmas Day (I’ll be spending the next two days in Hamburg). This week, I met with an old schoolmate of mine and her two daughters, and our mothers had been friends too. We also gave some biscuits to our neighbours, a sweet elderly couple.
Here’s Opulence, which combines bronze and copper with the slightest hint of olive green. Minus the purple splash, this one is very close to Troublante. It’s maybe more an autumn than a Christmas colour but definitely made for shorter days.
Two coats applied. I forgot to mention that Opulence has a metallic shimmer.
Here’s an iridescent shade, shifting between lilac and blue, Guardians of the Unicorn (nice name too).
Application was two coats. I took these photos right after swimming, so my cuticles might look a bit dry.
Natural light inside the house.
Don’t Mesh With Me. In the first place: Cool name. It’s mainly glitter, lilac bits in a slightly blue-tinted base. Thus the effect is a bit iridescent.
However, Don’t Mesh With Me needed three coats to look opaque. It would be great for layering – will probably try this too, because overall, I like this colour.
Outdoors; we were on the way to “Japan Xmas”, a first-time Japanese Christmas market. They had so much Japanese stuff, everything ranging from sweets to DVDs, cute plushies, cosplay stuff (many people wore their cosplay outfits, there was even a competition), tons of food … which was popular, so very long queues. I would have loved a BEnto box or Japanese Crêpes, but no chance to get through. Thus we had mashed potato in a nearby deli, haha!
This is from the current Midnight Masquerade collection and reminds me of Chanel Ombre Essentielle “Swing” eyeshadow, only as nail varnish. They are a perfect match. Meet Me Midnight is a blue glitter polish; the small glitter being so dense that I’m not sure whether it has a blackened base … It’s also a bit iridescent, shifting from medium blue to dark blue, sometimes with a hint of purple.
Two coats shown below. I had slight issues with the stubborn brush, maybe because I have not applied Essence nail colours for quite a while and because of the bristles being cut straight at the tip. But then I got the trick and the second coat was flawless.
Waltz Of the Flowers (which I thought I had shown before). This is a pretty lilac holographic shade, also slightly iridescent.
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.
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. 🙂
My daughter put this on her nails yesterday (she’s doing her nails on her own now 🙂 ) and I thought I could post this – with my own nails. Chrome Paradise combines dark green, grey/silver and purple shades with an iridescent shimmer finish. Quite complex and pretty.
Two coats applied.
Guess I should finally post this because Purple With Purpose was actually released for Christmas and I already applied it last year. It’s a purple shade with hints of berry ending up in an iridescent shimmer finish. Really beautiful.
Two coats shown below.
Born to Be Wild, another birthday present I received from my daughter and my mother. And again they put much effort in selecting brilliant shades. Moreover, I like effect nail varnishes, especially when Christmas is near (and it is, less than one month to go 😯 ).This is an iridescent teal/petrol with metallic finish.
Two coats applied.
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This is Gris-Or, really pretty – gold and grey with hints of pink and lilac. Moreover, it’s iridescent with a shimmer finish.
Two coats shown below and this really put me in the mood for Christmas. I am not a huge fan of golden-based shades but thanks to the visible proportion of grey, and pink flashing through depending on the lighting, I liked Gris-Or on my nails.