[Dior] Winter (#128)

December already and I just recognised that snow is back at WordPress! Let’s combine this with Winter, which I own since 2013 but have not applied before because I am not really into almost sheer shades, even when they contain golden and silver shimmer in a tinted white base. I don’t remember if Winter was meant to be a top coat? Nevertheless, here we go.

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Three coats of Winter on its own.

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Close-up view.

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[A England] Waltz Of the Flowers

Waltz Of the Flowers (which I thought I had shown before). This is a pretty lilac holographic shade, also slightly iridescent.

Waltz Of the Flowers

Don’t get mistaken by the photos – we are in the middle of a heatwave now, which I had wished for when I actually took the pictures about a week ago. Two coats shown below.

Waltz Of the Flowers

Waltz Of the Flowers

Waltz Of the Flowers

Waltz Of the Flowers

Close-up view.

Waltz Of the Flowers

We are finally in Lower Saxony at my mother’s place, and I am enjoying the garden view. Did you know that I was collecting high-end perfumes initially? (Guess I have not mentioned before.) That is, I have been collecting ballpens since school and am still after them. As for perfume, it all started with duty-free Chanel and then simply evolved. I had quite a collection which I also used (same as I’m applying my nail varnishes), but when I got pregnant I could not stand most scents any more, and that was when I either gave them away or also threw them away (what an idiot, I know) – and kept a few bottles. I should actually just have given them to my mother, which would have been a wiser choice.

I remembered my passion for perfume because I received a sample of Jil Sander Sun about two weeks ago, and this had been my favourite for the summer for a long time. Still loving it to bits. So much for this. 🙂

[A England] Kalinka

Kalinka – I realised that this was still in my drafts. The colour is silver-based with a hint of lilac and holographic glitter. Stunning!

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Application was two coats and this first photo taken outside doesn’t do Kalinka justice.

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Back in our flat. I like this colour; the lilac is definitely visible but still Kalinka matches most colours. I combined it with a floral dress, when we went to a little garden party last Saturday.

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Kalinka

Kalinka

Close-up view.

Kalinka

[A England] Encore Margot

Hope you are enjoying the sunny wheather as much as I do! I love being outside now, preferably in my mother’s garden. For this weekend I picked Encore Margot, which is a holographic silver shade – a stunner!

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Two coats shown below and nothing else to say when looking at how it sparkles in direct sunlight. 🙂 I thought I had posted this before but it seems that I really saved it for a wonderful warm day.

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Encore Margot

Encore Margot

Encore Margot

Close-up view.

Encore Margot

[Essence] Chrome Paradise

My daughter put this on her nails yesterday (she’s doing her nails on her own now 🙂 ) and I thought I could post this – with my own nails. Chrome Paradise combines dark green, grey/silver and purple shades with an iridescent shimmer finish. Quite complex and pretty.

Chrome Paradise

Two coats applied.

Chrome Paradise

Chrome Paradise

Chrome Paradise

Chrome Paradise

Close-up photo.

Chrome Paradise

[Dior] Precious (327)

So here is Precious, the sister polish of Lovely of this year’s Diorsnow collection (which is Asia exclusive). The colour is taupe combined with silver in a semi-sheer base. It’s sparkling too and has a shimmer finish.

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Shown below is two coats. I have worn precious twice now, not because I like this shade so much but to find out what to think about it. It’s not a favourite, I have to admit – maybe I’ll try it again when it gets really sunny outside. It looks pretty in the bottle but a bit boring on my nails, although it goes well with my skin tone. And Precious is in fact unique in my stash.

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Alternate light.

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Close-up view.

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