I haven’t got a special Easter manicure but decided for something colourful the days before Easter, Azur topped with Eclosion. I was really sick of cold wet (and icy) days and wanted something bright, to invite Spring.
But then it snowed the next day! This was taken after swimming, on my way home. Just notice the snow in the background. 😮
Nevertheless a close-up. Of the nails, not the snow of course. 😉
For the actual Easter days I decided on Glory, which is currently on my nails.
I found this glitter top coat by Claire’s in my stash (I don’t think it has a proper name, at least I could not find any), took it to my mother’s and layered it over Dior Optic White.
One coat of the glitter over two coats Optic White. No idea for how long I’ve had the Claire’s, five years at least I assume.
So here is Black Métamorphosis, a transparent, black-tinted effect top coat. Looks nice in the bottle, at least …
I layered Black Métamorphosis over Blanc White, i. e. two coats of Blanc White and two coats of Black Métamorphosis. No clear top coat in this case, since it was just a swatch. Because I didn’t fell for this look. I should probably have added a third coat of Black Métamorphosis? Not sure.
Nova is more an effect top coat, containing iridescent glassflecks – lots of them – in a transparent base.
I used Nova to add extra sparkle over Cosmic, but it would look good on its own too. Shown below is two coats of Cosmic and one coat of Nova.
When it came to Le Top Coat Clarté, I had no particular idea about how to wear it. Its effect is beautiful, not too subtle, creating a pearl-like finish that is slightly iridescent and contains shimmer. It has a milky base and would give the nails a fresh, classy look when applied on its own.
So when I had I Need A Refresh-Mint on my nails (which I have not yet shown), I just topped it with Le Top Coat Clarté the next day. Really liked the result.
Since the fine pink shimmer is visible in the bottle but not in the pictures above, here is a close up view.
Here is the star of the season (or kind of), Chanel’s Top Coat Lamé Rouge Noir. I have been a fan of Rouge Noir nail colour
for quite some time and this top coat is a perfect match, containing golden glitter in various sizes in a plum and purple tinted base.
One coat of the Top Coat Lamé over Rouge Noir.
This is another shade of the Cinderella collection, Sing, Sweet Nightingale. Pale baby pink with a slight shimmer and a satin-y finish.
Photos were taken when I still had that nasty bump on my ring finger, but this time with a cute plaster. 😉 For the mani, I used two coats of Sing, Sweet Nightingale, without top coat.
With one coat of The Glass Slipper. 🙂