[Chanel] Holographic

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!





Close-up picture.

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[Dior] Lunar (#407)

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.

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Tried to take some photos during daytime, but without the sun shining, Lunar won’t sparkle.

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Close-up photos.

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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.

[A England] Excalibur Renaissance

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.

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Two coats applied.

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Close-up photo.

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[Essence] Chrome Into My Life

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.

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Actually, it’s silver with metallic finish. No mirror-shine though but still pretty. This is three coats because the formula is pretty sheer.

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Close-up photo.

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[Essence] Mirror, Mirror on the Nail (nail powder)

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.

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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.

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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.

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After cleaning up.

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Daylight. I love these powders and will get more colours; there’s an iridescent shade too. 😎

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[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.


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.

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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.

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Close-up view.

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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!


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.




Close-up view.

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