[Chanel] Violet Piquant (#622)

It’s still February and Chanel has already released so many beautiful nail colours. This one is Violet Piquant, which also contains a hint of indigo.

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Two coats shown below. On the nails, the finish is jelly-ish and glossy.

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Daylight.

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[Dior] Sophisticated (#742)

Sophisticated (which is, although part of this year’s autumn collection, not available in Europe, as far as I know) is a cherry red with “crelly” finish, hence crème and jelly hybrid.

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I applied two coats.

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Natural light.

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[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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