[Essence] Rebel At Heart

Rebel At Heart was a birthday present, given to me by my daughter, who knows that I am into sparkly shades. This has a dark grey base, packed with silver and some golden microglitter.

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Two coats without top coat – Rebel At Heart dries a bit matte, but not gritty.

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For the following photos, I added top coat, achieving a shinier result.

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Close-up view.

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[A England] Heathcliff

Heathcliff presents multicolour glitter in a black jelly base, the glitter bits being red, blue, silver, gold, and purple.

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I applied two coats for perfect coverage (and tried not to think about removal issues, haha). To achieve a smooth finish, I sealed the mani with top coat.

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Heathcliff

Heathcliff

Heathcliff

Close-up picture.

Heathcliff

[Chanel] Rose Flash

So that’s probably the last post before Christmas (but you’ll never know) and I just finished doing my mani for Christmas Eve, which is State of Gold over Gris-or. Wishing you guys a merry Christmas! I’m not truly in a Christmas-y mood – not yet – and instead enjoying the weather, reminding more of autumn than of cold winter days.

As for this post’s nail varnish, Rose Flash is a rose pink shade with silver microglitter and a pearl finish. This is a vintage nail colour, as you may have already notived from the bottle, and I have no clue about its actual release date, unfortunately.

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Application was two coats – and I admit that I prefer it in the bottle than on my nails. Seems that Rose Flash does not like my skin tone (and I’m not a great fan of pearl finish combined with pink-leaning colours …).

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Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Rose Flash

Close-up picture.

Rose Flash

[Dior] State of Gold (001)

The past two days were packed with Christmas events, to be more precisely, school concerts with my daughter participating. I really enjoyed watching how much effort they had put in their performances. The school, although a smaller one, offers many musical activities and everyone was on stage – resulting in a two-hour event.

So I’ve been busy which required a really long-lasting manicure … with glitter being an ideal option (also looking forward to Christmas, finally). State of Gold lived up to my expectations; it is densely packed with golden, white gold and silver glitter in a clear base.

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Since I guess State of Gold is meant to be a top coat I layered it over one coat of Gris-Or with the pink iridescent shimmer still peeping through the glitter. This will probably be my manicure for Christmas Eve. Moreover, I applied this on Monday; it’s Thursday now and it still looks immaculate. Just brilliant.

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With Bäri. State of Gold can be combined with every colour any anything, even Ikea teddy bears. :mrgreen:

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Close-up view.

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[Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend] Грёза (Greza)

I kind of fell for Anna Gorelova nail varnishes. Greza (although I understand a fair bit of Russian I don’t have an appropriate keyboard) is a thermo effect polish that shifts from pink (warm) to purple (cold, with a hint of indigo, I guess). In addition, it contains silver microglitter. Overall, this is quite extraordinary. Moreover, the bottle comes with a nail polish ring, which I forgot to put on …

Грёза (Greza)

Shown below is two coats. I did not use top coat, as you might notice, this dries satin-y (and rather quickly). Here is the pink version.

Грёза (Greza)

Грёза (Greza)

Грёза (Greza)

Since I was suffering from a heavy cold when taking the photos, I did not feel like going outside to see the colour changing, thus I rummaged through the freezer – ending up with this pack of brussels sprouts. :mrgreen: They did a good job!

Грёза (Greza)

Грёза (Greza)

Грёза (Greza)

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Грёза (Greza)

Here is a close-up view.

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[Illamasqua] Omen

Omen is a bright green with silver glitter and foil finish. Moreover, this is UV-sensitive – so that I really regret not having a UV lamp. But I guess it’s outstanding already because of its colour …

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Shown below is two coats.

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Omen

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Close-up view.

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