[Chanel] Aurore (#606)

I’m a bit late for Valentine’s day but at least have a special nail colour to present, Aurore. This is pink with a subtle blue-ish microshimmer (not visible on the nail though). What is more, it’s boutique-exclusive but also available online.

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I thought Aurore might be a bit boring because there are so many shades of pink and even from Chanel – but it’s on my desk with my favourite colours for spring now and will soon be applied again. Below you see two coats.

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Artificial light (here it looks actually pink).

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Close-up.

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[Chanel] Nuvola Rosa (#588)

Nuvola Rosa is a light pink, very feminine and girly in my opinion. Totally spring colour – although it’s still frosty outside.

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Application was two coats.

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Chanel is launching nail vanish like crazy at the moment. I’m happy about each new colour and there are quite a few stunners, but it also means that there will be lots of swatches to do. 🙂 I’ll be purchasing Aurore later and then heading for tea at HafenCity, Meßmer Momentum. White tea coconut & chocolates is my favourite flavour.

[A England] Anne of Cleves

I actually have the next Tudoresque nail varnish to present, Anne of Cleves. This is a very feminine colour, light pink with golden glitter. Scattered holographic effect.

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Application was two coats. I messed a bit with the index, which is not the nail polish but the top coat. Anne of Cleves, too, is opaque with one coat.

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Daylight (but cloudy).

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Close-up photos.

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[Dior] Cruise (#676)

First of all, I have to apologise to quite a few of my readers (hello out there :), especially those who got in touch with me via e-mail. The caramelfrappe Google address has been “seized” by my daughter to register with Snapchat and whatever other social media stuff; we actually share it but she didn’t seem to tell me about messages and I didn’t check the inbox for quite some time.

So I’ll be catching up with this and am really, really sorry! Thank you for your sweet messages; some of you were asking why lots of photos are not visible any more, or with the Photobucket message. This is, in fact, because of Photobucket’s conditions, which were changed in the summer, not allowing third-party links for free. I am still moving my stuff to Flickr and it will take a while but I can assure you that all photos will be back one day. It’s just that there are so many.

Today I have Cruise, pink with golden glassflecks (and my blurred face in the lid :mrgreen: ); this posting is for Anna, who is, as I have happily learned, a huge Dior fan. Although this was released for Spring 2016, it took me a while to get hold of it because Alsterhaus didn’t received this particular colour. I ordered it in Italy more than one year later.

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Cruise is a bit sheer. This is two coats – with visible nail line.

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Close-up with the beautiful shimmer.

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[Dior] Miss Satin (#162)

I took a while to try this (and moreover, it’s only a swatch) salmon pink.

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Miss Satin is pretty in the bottle but clashes with my skintone. Shown below is two coats under artificial light. Nevertheless, beautiful pearl and satin finish.

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Close-up. Maybe I’ll try this again next summer under bright sunshine. The formula, of course, is flawless.

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