Orange You Hot?

Reloaded during the summer (inital post). Still loving this bright tangerine.


Two coats shown below with my mother’s little hothouse in the background. 🙂





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[Zoya] Carly

Can you imagine it’s freezing out there again? On Friday (when we were still in Lower Saxony) it was even snowing but being in a nicely heated swimming bath watching the snow can be a bliss. 🙂 So I’m back to swimming again and it is great.

Here’s a foil; I’ve been storing Carly for ages and finally applied it. Even though I might associate foil finishes with winter, this was actually released as part of a summer collection. Purple base and the glitter comes in silver and red particles.



Two coats applied.




Some photos under natural light.



Close-up picture.


[Chanel] Distraction (#549)

I remember that I, for sure, applied Distraction after its release in 2012 – but as I didn’t find any entry in this little web space, nor draft, I must have forgotten to take photos. However, Distraction is a beautiful coral shade with pink shimmer, which I am finally presenting.


Application was two coats. Daylight and cinnamon ice cream. :mrgreen:


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Artificial light

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[China Glaze] Flirty Tankini

I’m trying to get an overview regarding my China Glaze stash. Like this brand so much. So I recognised Flirty Tankini and that I hadn’t shown this yet. Here it comes, neon coral (with a hint of pink).

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Artificial light and the normal finish, which is semi-matte.

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Here it is with a layer of top coat, which doesn’t really make a difference in the photos, I guess.

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Close-up view.

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[Dior] Calypso (#158)

Calypso. I’ve neglected this for years and don’t know why. Maybe the mention of “Gloss” scared me away because I expected a jelly which would need at least four coats … The colour is red.


It’s indeed a bit sheer (but dries quickly). This ist three thin coats.

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Artificial light.

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[Essence] Bienvenido a Miami

Bright egg yolk yellow. I’m a fan of yellows. 😎

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Two coats applied. I guess there’s no need to mention but this is another of those perfect summer colours. Unfortunately, Bienvenido a Miami was released in 2012 (though Essence have yellows in their core collection) and is, moreover, a yellow that applied easily.

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[China Glaze] Love’s A Beach

Love’s A Beach is actually a stunner – bright neon pink (with a notable proportion of fuchsia) with shimmer finish.

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Unfortunately, the sun was hiding … Just imagine a brilliantly shining shade. Two coats applied, as well as top coat, otherwise the finish is satin-y.

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Photos taken outside. I will for sure apply Love’s A Beach again sometime soon and really regret that I had been waiting for so long to try it.

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Close-up view.

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