[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.


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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[Essence] Relax Rosy

Due to a severe storm in the North of Germany we were advised to stay home, for safety reasons. So I swatched some nail varnishes and watched Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD. This one is another matte. Relax Rosy is pink with a hint of rosewood.

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Two coats applied.

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Close-up (please excuse the uneven application; I didn’t use base coat).

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[Chanel] Mica Rose (#495)

Hi there! I’m still suffering from a terrible cold (due to waiting on cold platforms for trains that were in the end cancelled …) but finally recovering. I wore Mica Rose for three days because I was too sick (and lazy) to remove it. 😉 This is a pale pink with silver shimmer.

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Three thin coats. I am sorry but I could only take photos with artificial lighting.

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[Chanel] Magnetic

Magnetic, the neon pink shade, is the only colour of the Chanel Neon Wave varnishes I have not yet shown. So here it comes.


Unfortunately, I have only photos under artificial light but will wear this again soon. It’s bright and flashy, truly textmarker pink. Three thin coats over white.






This is the only outside photo I have – but with a water I got from Chanel after being at their Alsterhaus counter. 😎 😉


[Dior] Plaza (#579)

Plaza. This is one of those polishes of my stash I’ve had for years but didn’t realise I never wore them. So when I checked my swatches with my actual nail varnish list, I came across Plaza, which is a beautiful pink.


Honestly, I can’t tell why I had never applied this. Shown below is two coats, really bright shade.