[Dior] Amethyst (#998)

I don’t know why but Amethyst puts me in the mood for Christmas. Maybe it’s the plum colour (in addition to the bauble-shaped bottle).

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I had not been wearing plum or purple for a while and this is really beautiful. Two coats applied.

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Artificial light.

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[Chanel] Paparazzi (#579)

I tried to find Paparazzi in this blog, then realised that I had worn but obviously not been taking photos of it … thus I applied it again. The colour is brown with a hint of plum and copper shimmer.

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Two coats shown below. I didn’t like it when I first tried it shortly after its release (hence summer 2013) but don’t remember why. Maybe the usual skinton/nail colour clash. Nevertheless, when I wore Paparazzi again a couple of weeks ago, I thought it looked really classy on my nails. Even under artificial light. 😉

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Even better in daylight! 😎

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Close-up view.

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So, I’m sorry for not having shown it before. But even if I had – Photobucket is still keeping my stuff on hold, and I am very slow regarding migrating to flickr. I usually try to update all posts (i. e. uploading photos again) I notice you were clicking on, so at least you’ll have those.

And for something else: Tomorrow we’ll be going to a pool party, which is taking place at the local swimming bath (it’s a small, but this place has only a population of 32,000). You remember that I love swimming and I go there regularly. There will be a professional setup, involving many games and so, of course, it’s especially for children, so I guess my daughter will have loads of fun. And me too. People are so incredibly nice over there, guests as well as staff. I have kind of a swimming buddy – not a real buddy, just an old man I can share a lane with when it gets too muddled up in the pool. So we never speak – but don’t get in each other’s way, and he is a bit faster than me, but I seem to have gotten better, haha. 😉 But what I was actually about to say: At first, I thought he was in his mid-50s, until I could take a look at his face without his goggles – I would have guessed: 70 and above. But swims so so fast! Today I had another peek, and believe me or not: He must be way older than 80! I was just thinking: OMG! 😯 I wish I was that fit. Amazing.

(Also loved that tousle-haired granny today, who was a slow swimmer but still decided to move to the fast track – which I only use when there is no other lap. She looked to happy and smiled a lot! 🙂 )

[A England] Sleeping Palace

Hidden beauty in my stash – literally. It’s been a while since I purchased Sleeping Palace, 2013 to be precise. But only recently I came to wear it. The colour is a muted plum with copper and scattered holographic finish.

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Two coats shown below under artificial light.

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Here’s the macro shot.

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[Dior] Cosmic (#899)

One of my latest Dior nail varnishes is Cosmic – it’s actually brand new, being part of this year’s Christmas Collection. The colour is a dark eggplant/plum base with golden shimmer.

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Application was two coats. I tried my best regarding capturing the shimmer, but it was too dark in the flat. Probably the macro view at the end of this post will give you an idea.

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Close-up view.

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[Dior] Première (#977)

Première, a slightly muted plum shade. I actually wanted to show this yesterday, but had some issues with uploading photos … so here it is now.

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Two coats applied. Photos were a bit tricky to take because there wasn’t so much light in the flat, but it wasn’t really better outside, because of grey clouds. I tried my best and when the sun finally came out, I grabbed Première again from my stash (which is in a built-in cupboard) like a maniac; so much for the last photo. 😉 However, in the first picture, the colour comes close to how it actually looks like.

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Direct sunlight, yay! 😎

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