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.
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.
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.
But then it snowed the next day! This was taken after swimming, on my way home. Just notice the snow in the background. 😮
Nevertheless a close-up. Of the nails, not the snow of course. 😉
For the actual Easter days I decided on Glory, which is currently on my nails.
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.
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).
UV Meant to Be is a bright blue.
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.
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.
I applied this some weeks ago; Wanderlust is a light pink with hints of pastel and lilac, containing a beautiful golden shimmer. This was so perfect for the summer.
Shown below is two coats.
Seems that China Glaze has taken over my nails recently but I just love this brand, and they have tons of great shades for the summer. Dashboard Diver is a light blue with a copper and pink shimmer. Awesome.
I used three thin coats.
Another China Glaze, Boho Blues. Periwinkle shades look so great but at the same time, they can be tricky to photograph.
I tried my best to capture the actual colour because this pretty shade deserves it. Two coats applied.
Trip of a Lime Time. This is rather a yellowed lime green, or chartreuse. The yellow and green proportions are clearly visible. It’s nice – combining two of my favourite nail polish colours.
Tree thin coats applied, and depending on the light, it’s yellow or lime standing out.
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.
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.
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.
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).