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. 🙂
Since it has been snowing, it is indeed Snow Alert – just two photos I took a couple weeks ago, with my wounded ring finger and statement plasters. The mani was one coat of Snow Alert over OPI Siberian Nights, which is a dark eggplant shade.
A bit late, but for New Year’s Eve, I had layered two coats of Best Hip Hop over one coat of Moonraker.
Despite the slightly black base of Black Hip Hop, I liked the combination with Moonraker’s silver finish. (Nevertheless, I prefer the version over black, as shown in the actual Best Hip Hop post.)
Here is a close-up view.