[Chanel] Ultrasonic

Orange neon. This is incredibly flashy and so far my favourite of the Neon Waves.

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Three thin coats over white, no top coat (but hand cream on the next day, thus the normally semi-matte finish seems a bit glossy).

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So bright! Too this photo with Arthur Bear while chasing Pokémon and fighting at a Pokégym in Kellinghusenpark.

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Artificial light.

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Indirect natural light.

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[Chanel] Fantastic (Neon Wave)

Monday marked the day of my first visit to Chanel Beauty Boutique at Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg’s major shopping areas. The boutique opened a year ago and I had not managed going there, since I usually purchase my nail varnishes at Alsterhaus or online. But regarding the Neon Wave collection, I felt I had to get them at the Boutique, not wanting to wait for any delivery (they are boutique-exclusive). Which I did not regret of course. The shop assistants were lovely and the boutique is beautiful. So Chanel, so handy when you live in Hamburg.

As a fan of greens, I will show you Fantastic first.

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All of the Neon Wave colours are flashy, but it’s hard to capture their brightness when taking photos. This might give you an idea.

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Shown below is three coats of Fantastic – with top coat, the finish is normally semi-matte, and I realised that I actually prefer wearing these without top coat (which you will see with the blue one, Electric, in a different post). What is more, for the next manicure I tried white base, to bringt out the neon effect.

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Nevertheless Fantastic stands out against the grey clouds.

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[China Glaze] Flirty Tankini

I’m trying to get an overview regarding my China Glaze stash. Like this brand so much. So I recognised Flirty Tankini and that I hadn’t shown this yet. Here it comes, neon coral (with a hint of pink).

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Artificial light and the normal finish, which is semi-matte.

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Here it is with a layer of top coat, which doesn’t really make a difference in the photos, I guess.

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Close-up view.

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[China Glaze] Love’s A Beach

Love’s A Beach is actually a stunner – bright neon pink (with a notable proportion of fuchsia) with shimmer finish.

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Unfortunately, the sun was hiding … Just imagine a brilliantly shining shade. Two coats applied, as well as top coat, otherwise the finish is satin-y.

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Photos taken outside. I will for sure apply Love’s A Beach again sometime soon and really regret that I had been waiting for so long to try it.

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Close-up view.

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[China Glaze] Point Me to the Party

Happy New Year everybody! Hope that you all had a great time celebrating New Year’s Eve and that 2016 will be just brilliant.

My manicure to welcome 2016 was Point Me to the Party. This is a glitter topper in a transparent base, and the glitter comes in various shapes, sizes and colours, i. e. neon pink, yellow, green, orange and blue.

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Here is Point Me to the Party layered over two coats of Dior Bar.

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Direct sunlight.

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Close-up picture.

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[China Glaze] Plur-ple

Plur-ple is a neon purple, but it is really hard to capture its true colour.

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The formula is a bit runny but builds up opacity with two coats. I also used a white base (and a topcoat). Plur-ple is actually much more brighter and more purple than shown below.

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