[Essence] You’re My Flavourite

Essence has launched a cute collection, actually it’s even kawaii (hence “Happy Kawaii”). The nail polishes come in little bottles, which remind of ice cream cones. Today I’m showing you You’re My Flavourite, mint green with shimmer.

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Two coats applied.







Close-up photo.

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[China Glaze] Highlight Of My Summer

Highlight Of My Summer. Amazing neon mint green – truly an unsual combo, which is why I like this so much. Moreover, it has been snowing again (note: It’s Holy Thursday and exactly one year ago we had 22 degrees celsius outside 🙄 ), so I need bright colours that at least remind of spring.

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Two coats shown below. The neon is more on the pastel side but it’s really bright and flashy. Couldn’t stop looking at my nails and admiring it. 😉






Artificial light.



[Essence] You Belong to Me

This is a super old swatch – I thought I had posted this ages ago but obviously I haven’t. It’s “Fetifest” currently, a totally sick stuff film festival, which is kind of co-hosted by Japan-Filmfest Hamburg and lasts for two days at Studio-Kino. Also, there is a Sion Sono special at B-Movie cinema … so lots of films to watch for me for the rest of this month.

As for You Blong to Me, this is a classic mint green with a small proportion of turquoise (or even blue).


Two coats applied.




Close-up. (Why did I do that? It’s crème finish, but anyway.)


[Dior] Spring Bud (#100)

On Sunday I had Spring Bud on my nails. This is from the latest Diorsnow collection and thus Asia-exclusive (I got my bottle from Singapore). You may remember that I am deeply into greens. Spring bud is a seafoam green (not pastel) with golden and green shimmer.

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Although it was cloudy in the morning the sun came out when we finished swimming, and so these photos were taken right in front of the swimming bath. 😉

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Close-up view.

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[Essence] Play With My Mint

Play With My Mint; this is a shade I had wanted to try for so long. Mint green is for sure a favourite colour. This came as a surprise with my Essence advent calendar, hence the cute snowflakes on the lid.

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Application was two coats. Perfect mint green – and glossy on its own already (although I sealed the manicure with a top coat).

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[China Glaze] Partridge In A Palm Tree

The nice bit about Partridge In A Palm Tree: It’s a beautiful shade, mint green with a hint of aqua, visible shimmer and it dries matte! That’s enough to know to fall in love with this.

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But when it came to application I almost went mad. First of all, this dries very – VERY – quickly, which is probably a plus. But, at least regarding my very own experience, the Partridge does noch seem to like base coats. First try: I messed both the base and the polish layer. Second and third try: I don’t know why, but I ended up with a crackled finish – “crackled” as in “crackle effect top coat”. Which is certainly not what Partridge In A Palm Tree is meant for.

Hence, forth try (with my living room smelling of nail polish remover …): no base – and it worked, but the “work quickly” formula still applied. Shown below is result no. 4, no base, two coats of Partridge On A Palm Tree.

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The colour was definitely worth the effort. Nevertheless I am not sure whether I will try it again … but (the same night) I added some top coat to bring out the shimmer.

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Close-up view.

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