I finally put on legendary Holographic from the Duo Platinum Set – holographic silver, there’s probably no more to say -, which I bought ages ago from Valerie, a fellow Mensan and Chanel collector, but without realising at first that is was her (I just found the name familiar 😉 ). Here it is.
Two coats shown below, no top coat. I also forgot about the aqua basecoat and used a regular base. Still the holographic effect is more than stunning!
I’m wearing Lunar at present – still, because I applied it on Tuesday, then got a heavy cold, and probably I’ll change my nail colour tomorrow. But you may believe me, it is still looking immaculate, without the slightest hint of tipwear. 😯 Amazing; I haven’t had this with a nail varnish for … like ages?!
Lunar is a silver and grey shade, and I also spot a very small proportion of lilac in this. The metallic finish is perfect for this colour.
I am showing you two coats under artificial lighting.
Tried to take some photos during daytime, but without the sun shining, Lunar won’t sparkle.
Honestly, I don’t know whether Lunar (or the sister colour, Solar) is available in boutiques or shops; I purchased mine via the Dior website and think at least online it’s available worldwide.
Another reloaded shade. It’s almost been two weeks since Fantasy Filmfest, and looking back I remember On Her Majesty’s Secret Service which I had applied. (You’ll find the initial post here.) Shown below is two coats.
Closeup. Sparkly, sparkly. 🙂
Last post for this year, as it seems. I seize the opportunity to wish you all a great 2018. Enjoy your festivities or whatever you have planned for New Year’s Eve.
This is Excalibur Renaissance, the re-formulated Excalibur. Sadly I don’t own the original version, so I cannot compare. But this is a silver metallic and really stands out.
Two coats applied.
Chrome Into My Life. According to Essence this comes with a “melted chrome” effect, so I thought it could be mirror-like (as the bottle design indicates). The colour is silver.
Actually, it’s silver with metallic finish. No mirror-shine though but still pretty. This is three coats because the formula is pretty sheer.
So here’s another nail powder, Mirror, Mirror on the Nail. The name says it, I hoped to see my own reflection in this and was therefore eager to try this powder.
The following two photos was taken directly after applying the water-based topcoat, and you will notice some of the fine powder around my cuticles.
Unfortunately, it’s not visible from the photos but the mirror effect is amazing! I should probably have gone for a little bit more powder to get a less scattered mirror image but the effect was stunning.
After cleaning up.
Daylight. I love these powders and will get more colours; there’s an iridescent shade too. 😎
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.
Three coats of Winter on its own.
Liquid Mirror. I like grey and silver on my nails, at least from time to time; moreover, silver is rare in collections, regarding nail colour. Liquid Mirror is a silver foil, flashy yet elegant.
Two coats shown below.
This is how Liquid Mirror relates to other silver shades: Silver, Intemporel, Liquid Mirror and Miroir.
Waltz Of the Flowers (which I thought I had shown before). This is a pretty lilac holographic shade, also slightly iridescent.
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.
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. 🙂
Kalinka – I realised that this was still in my drafts. The colour is silver-based with a hint of lilac and holographic glitter. Stunning!
Application was two coats and this first photo taken outside doesn’t do Kalinka justice.
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.