[Chanel] India (#137)

Not yet the latest collection but a vintage gem. India has a rosewood base with a hint of pink and also contains silver microglitter bits, which are already prominent in the bottle picture.

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Application was two coats and I am happy to present this colour in direct sunlight. 😎

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Artificial light.

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Close-up picture.

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[Essence] Grey-t to be here

Happy New Year – although it’s been 2018 for almost one week. I just realised that this is the first post of this year. I’ve been back in Hamburg for a couple of days and already been a bit busy too … happily enjoying the rest of the weekend.

Grey nail varnishes are so special; I like this colour very much, also regarding clothing. Grey-t to be here comes with a pink shimmer. It’s really there even when it’s hard to see from the photos, argh! 😮

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Two coats shown below.

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Close-up.

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[China Glaze] Sea Spray

I recently remembered Sea Spray and was quite sure that I had already shown it – not really, only with It’s a Trap-eze as layering. So here is Sea Spray on its own, it’s dove grey with a slight shimmer.

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Two coats applied. I liked this so much on my nails that I removed it only after three days, with no chipping and nearly no tip wear.

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Close-up for the glassflecks.

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Emerald (Dior, #809) again

I’m waiting for A England’s Tudoresque to arrive – and have more or less applied colours I had worn before, more or less. That’s why I have finally better photos of beautiful Emerald, one of my Christmas favourites this year.

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Close-up. This is such an amazing colour, in my view. It even seems to contain a hint of teal.

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Frimas (Dior, #318) again

Some of you long-time readers may probably remember Frimas, which was released for Holiday 2013 (but not in Europe, as far as I know). The one thing I remember is the bad photos I took because they lacked proper lighting, although I tried so hard. 😉 Last week, I applied Frimas again – so here is an update.

Two coats shown below. The colour is mauve with hints of rosewood – and a beautiful golden shimmer.

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Close-up photo.

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[Essence] Icebreaker

Here’s an older Essence. I picked Icebreaker about three years ago because of its fascinating, slightly iridescent shimmer. The base is blue and the shimmer is magenta.

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Sadly the formula is very sheer. Shown below is three coats and there is still a visible nail line. But the shimmer is amazing.

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Close-up photo.

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[Essence] Elfin Whispers

Elfin Whispers was a wonderful birthday present I got from my daughter last Sunday (hence on my actual birthday). It’s currently available at drugstores which have Essence cosmetics and I would have bought it anyway because I was curious when hearing about “melted chrome”. Elfin Whispers is purple and has a metallic finish.

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Application is good but you have to be quick; this can get stripy. Without topcoat the finish is more semi-matte or satin. Adding topcoat, the finish becomes glossy – but not shiny as in “mirror-like”. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty colour and formula. This is two coats, by the way.

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Daylight.

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Macro photo.

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