[Chanel] Flocon (#05)

A true vintage shade – I have no idea about the release date of Flocon. But as you see, this is a white pearl.

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Because Flocon tends to be a bit sheer, I needed three thin coats to achieve full coverage. Below is the result.

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Macro photo.

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[Chanel] Le Top Coat Clarté (over Wet ‘n’ Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint)

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.

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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.

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Since the fine pink shimmer is visible in the bottle but not in the pictures above, here is a close up view.

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[Chanel] Rose Flash

So that’s probably the last post before Christmas (but you’ll never know) and I just finished doing my mani for Christmas Eve, which is State of Gold over Gris-or. Wishing you guys a merry Christmas! I’m not truly in a Christmas-y mood – not yet – and instead enjoying the weather, reminding more of autumn than of cold winter days.

As for this post’s nail varnish, Rose Flash is a rose pink shade with silver microglitter and a pearl finish. This is a vintage nail colour, as you may have already notived from the bottle, and I have no clue about its actual release date, unfortunately.

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Application was two coats – and I admit that I prefer it in the bottle than on my nails. Seems that Rose Flash does not like my skin tone (and I’m not a great fan of pearl finish combined with pink-leaning colours …).

Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Close-up picture.

Rose Flash

[Chanel] Bois de Rose (04)

Bois de Rose is another of my Chanel vintage nail colours, apricot with pearl finish. As with most of the “older” nail varnishes; I don’t know their exact age. I remember that this finish combined with soft colours being popular in the 1980s but Bois de Rose might even have an earlier release date.

Bois de Rose

Three thin coats.

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Bois de Rose

Bois de Rose

Close-up view.

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[Chanel] Fluorine (11)

A while ago I had announced that I might be posting some more vintage Chanel nail varnishes, and so here is another one, Fluorine. Seems like I picked one that is – again – a bit tricky to describe. It’s iridescent and combines grey, silver and lilac, ending up in a pearl finish. Fluorine reminds me of Atmosphère, but with other colours.

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I have no idea about when Fluorine was released. But my bottle is still flawless; the varnish being easy to apply, so I didn’t only swatch this, but had it as a regular manicure.

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Fluorine

Fluorine

Fluorine

Fluorine

Artificial light.

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Close-up view.

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[Chanel] Paradisio (645)

Finally, here is Paradisio. I had been so loking forward to this green-ish pearl finish. It is probably more a light seafoam green than a mint green, and (indeed) the green is not as visible on the nail than it is in the bottle.

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But there is at least a hint of green when applied. I used three thin coats, although I would have gotten away with two, don’t know … Like this so much.

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Paradisio

Paradisio

Paradisio

Inside, artificial light.

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Close-up view.

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