[Chanel] Beige Pétale (#567)

Beige Pétale; this is a sheer beige, which might be perfect for French nails. I’m not that much into transparent shades, especially when they are neutral, and hence don’t wear them too often. Nevertheless I tried this.

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As mentiones above, this is definitely transparent, and shown below is three coats. Beige Pétale is not really visible on the nails, but I like the glossy finish.





Favourite location! I’m a keen swimmer, and “Alsterschwimmhalle” is my favourite swimming bath in Hamburg.




[Chanel] Tendresse (#507)

I’m on my way to my mother’s and hopefully going swimming again tomorrow. So happy being in Lower Saxony again and enjoyng some time off. As for Tendresse, here we have a neutral pink with a very sheer base.


Three coats applied. Because of its sheer formula it would make a perfect base for French manicure.

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Artificial light.

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[Chanel] Black Métamorphosis (over Blanc White)

So here is Black Métamorphosis, a transparent, black-tinted effect top coat. Looks nice in the bottle, at least …

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I layered Black Métamorphosis over Blanc White, i. e. two coats of Blanc White and two coats of Black Métamorphosis. No clear top coat in this case, since it was just a swatch. Because I didn’t fell for this look. I should probably have added a third coat of Black Métamorphosis? Not sure.

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[Chanel] Rouge Radical (#530)

Tonight is the night: 30th Fantasy Filmfest Opening Night (just two movies, but from tomorrow I’ll be watching “5 a day”, until 18 September). So looking forward; the selection of films is amazing this year. However, my being at the cinema also means that I won’t be posting that much, since I will also be wearing nail colours I have tried before.

Nevertheless, I have a new post: Rouge Radical. Although it looks rather sheer in the bottle, it is surprisingly opaque (considering its sheerness, it won’t turn into an crème finish though) on the nails and thus more like a jelly.

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This is two coats of Rouge Radical; there is still a visible nail line, but initially I expected something like a transparent, slightly tinted top coat. So in the end I really liked this nail gloss (and glossy it is).

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[Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend] Озорница (Ozornitsa)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m not posting that much at present, I have got tons of paperwork to do for my mother, which does not bother me (officially 😉 ) but nevertheless I’m finding the best excuses keeping me away from my desk. Deadline is on Thursday, i. e. documents must be on their way on Wednesday at least … but let’s move to nails again!

Being indeed a nail varnish for Valentine’s Day, Ozornitsa comes from Anna Gorelova’s collection of last year. This one has a milky base, slightly tinted with pink, and it contains pink glitter bits as well as larger, noticeable heart-shaped glitter in white and pink.


There is a large amount of glitter in the bottle, so it’s easy fishing for the hearts. Since I do not like my mani too opaque, I used three thin coats.





Close-up view.