Essence regularly surprises me with beautiful and stunning nail colours. Here is another pick from their standard range, Take me to Heaven. It’s a pale aqua (or sky blue, if we consider the name) blue with blue shimmer.
Excellent coverage. Shown below is two coats.
This is pretty much how it looked like on the third day – no chipping, no (or just minimal) tipwear. And one of the most beautiful shades.
Another set of photos which I took during the summer, in August, when I spent a couple of weeks at my mother’s. Hence you’ll notice the small hothouse in the background, as well as the garden in full bloom.
I’ve shown Dancing with Nureyev before, and it is still one of my favourite holos and A England colours. Two coats applied.
This is a colour you’ve seen before in this blog: Porcelaine. Pastel blue. Two coats shown below.
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.
Coco Blue is not new at all but this fresh light blue with its subtle shimmer goes so well with – spring (if it had already arrived). Thus it is still one of my favourite blue nal colours. This is the relaunch of Spring 2012 and I’ve shown the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out version of 2011 before: Coco Blue.
Two coats shown below.
Pastel blue, the name says it.
It’s beautiful in the bottle and even more beautiful on the nail. Pastels can be tricky regarding patches but Blue Pastel looked pretty after just two coats.
This ia a beautiful shade by Essence from last year (Winter collection, as the bottle says), The Semi Matt. Pastel blue with grey undertones, definitely a subtle and pretty colour, with a semi-matte finish.
However, the finish is not really semi-matte; shown below is two coats with top coat, but even without the top coat, The Semi Matt (ignore its name though) presented a rather glossy finish. At least no suède one, as I had hoped for. Nevertheless, the colour is beautiful, as mentioned before.
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. 🙂
Bleuette. Well, it’s still cold outside, but somehow I’m in the mood for pastels, anticipating spring. Bleuette is a pastel blue with hints of turquoise.
I expected this to be streaky (as sometimes is the case with pastels) but it was opaque – and smooth – with two coats. Gorgeous formula and shade, isn’t it? 🙂
Seems that China Glaze has taken over my nails recently but I just love this brand, and they have tons of great shades for the summer. Dashboard Diver is a light blue with a copper and pink shimmer. Awesome.
I used three thin coats.