[China Glaze] Blue-Ya

Blue-Ya surprised me. It’s got a blue jelly-ish base containing blue and green glitter bits. And of course I thought it would be rather sheer – but it isn’t. It turned out to be almost opaque after the first coat. And the shimmer … Stunning!

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Two coats applied. Artificial light (bringing out the blue glassflecks).

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In daylight, hints of green are clearly visible. Most of the time, however, Blue-Ya presents its blue side.

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Close-up view.

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[Chanel] Rouge Radical (#530)

Tonight is the night: 30th Fantasy Filmfest Opening Night (just two movies, but from tomorrow I’ll be watching “5 a day”, until 18 September). So looking forward; the selection of films is amazing this year. However, my being at the cinema also means that I won’t be posting that much, since I will also be wearing nail colours I have tried before.

Nevertheless, I have a new post: Rouge Radical. Although it looks rather sheer in the bottle, it is surprisingly opaque (considering its sheerness, it won’t turn into an crème finish though) on the nails and thus more like a jelly.

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This is two coats of Rouge Radical; there is still a visible nail line, but initially I expected something like a transparent, slightly tinted top coat. So in the end I really liked this nail gloss (and glossy it is).

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Rouge Radical

Rouge Radical

Rouge Radical

[Ciaté] Power Dressing

I’m keeping the Ciaté minis (from their advent calendars) at my mother’s house (outsourcing 😉 ) and when I was in the mood for dark blue some days ago, I remembered Power Dressing. This is a dark blue jelly.

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Shown below is two coats. Great advantage: Not stains upon removal.

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Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Anyway, this is the reason why you haven’t seen Ciaté in this blog for quite a while. This (kind of) “alternative” stash is really handy; normally, when I am away for some days, I pick my nail colours in advance, but sometimes change my mind (I try matching my nails with bags or clothes) – andam happy about “replacement” shades.

[Chanel] Roubachka (514)

Roubachka, an eggplant shade and a bit like the dark purple sister of iconic Rouge Noir, also in terms of the jelly-ish formula and its application.

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Two coats shown below. The glossy finish of the “new” Chanels is amazing! Moreover, I wore this for about four days, which I normally don’t because I like to try new colours (but I got a cold and hence did not feel like switching nail polishes) and even after such a longer period of time, the finish was still shiny.

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Roubachka

Roubachka

Roubachka