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.
Another China Glaze, Boho Blues. Periwinkle shades look so great but at the same time, they can be tricky to photograph.
I tried my best to capture the actual colour because this pretty shade deserves it. Two coats applied.
Here’s another nail varnish by Anna Gorelova (Dance Legend), Lebedushka. I got this a while ago at Elena‘s blog sale and happily added it to my stash. Lebedushka presents a light blue base with golden glitter, combined with a textured finish.
Application was two coats. I did not use top coat. Photos were taken some time ago, during the time I still hat that bump on my ring finger …