[Yves Saint Laurent] Nuit Blanche (#58)

Back in Hamburg, here is Nuit Blanche, the light sister polish of Nuit Noire. This one is rather sheer and hence more suited as an effect top coat, containing white and iridescent glassflecks.

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Three coats shown below – it’s not really meant to be worn on its own, even though the flakies look quite dense in the bottle.

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Dior Azur topped with Eclosion

Happy Easter!


I haven’t got a special Easter manicure but decided for something colourful the days before Easter, Azur topped with Eclosion. I was really sick of cold wet (and icy) days and wanted something bright, to invite Spring.

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But then it snowed the next day! :mrgreen: This was taken after swimming, on my way home. Just notice the snow in the background. 😮

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Nevertheless a close-up. Of the nails, not the snow of course. 😉

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For the actual Easter days I decided on Glory, which is currently on my nails.

[China Glaze] Sun’s Up Top Down

It’s spring finally! At least the sun has come out and it is definitely getting warmer, especially compared to yesterday when the sky was grey and it rained almost all day long. I was so – literally – sick of the cold and dark wheather. Hope these fine days will last. 🙂 At least I carry some sunshine on my nails, Sun’s Up Top Down is a beautiful bright yellow with shimmer finish.

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The formula is a bit runny with slight pooling at the tips. But somehow I managed a more or less smooth application (with three thin coats).



Indirect light.



Close-up photo.

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[China Glaze] UV Meant to Be

UV Meant to Be is a bright blue.

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To be honest, its formula is pretty runny … nevertheless, UV Meant to Be is a beautiful colour and making up for the hard times application had given me. Two coats over white, and since this was so hard to capture again, photos were taken using my mobile.

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There is also a new, white “colour booster base coat” (that’s actualy its name) by Essence, which I tried with UV Meant to Be, and it really worked in terms of colour-intensifying. Moreover, no stains upon removal, which I expected.

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[Dior] Pink (599)

So finally this one. I have had Pink for a couple months now, without feeling the need to apply it … it’s more a salmon pink, but with shimmer, and that’s why I thought it might clash with my skin tone.

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And it did! But not too much and not really visible in the pictures. 😉 What I liked most about Pink was, of course, its slight shimmer.

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Close-up photo.

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[Yves Saint Laurent] Nuit Noire (59)

Nuit Noire. This is probably a quite unusual colour to wear for summer and especially on hot, sunny days – but I thought that its silver glitter might look great in the sun. Overall, Nuit Noire is packed with square-shaped glitter in a black, rather opaque (in terms of glitter polishes) base.

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Two coats applied. I guess a second layer of top coat (this is only one) would have been good regarding a smooth surface (it’s a bit gritty otherwise).

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Close-up view.
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