[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.

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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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Bienvenido a Miami

[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.

Love's A Beach

Love's A Beach

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.

Love's A Beach

Love's A Beach

Close-up view.

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[Chanel] Island

Thought I had posted this already! Island was part of the summer collection 2012. It has a visible pearl finish, and the colour is between light pink and beige.

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Two coats. I admit, it’s not my favourite, but I might give it a second try.

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I’ll be going to my parents’ place again soon, and I am really looking forward to it. This is going to be really personal now; normally I prevent myself from posting stuff apart from my passion for film festivals – this is my father (he died in 2011), after he had gained lots of stage experience with renowned theatres, he decided to become a vet, working for the pharmaceutical industry.

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This dress is about 50 years old and I found it in my mother’s closet. 😉 It is still immaculate, so I could not resist trying it on, haha!

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Here is my mother (next to my father) wearing the same dress. 🙂 Obviously, she was slimmer than me (although in the photo younger than I am now)! :mrgreen:

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A cookbook from the 1950s, when electric cookers came into being … 😉

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[China Glaze] Hang-ten Toes

Another summer shade, although of 2012, Hang-ten Toes. I loved this the moment I saw it back in 2012, and since then, I have been wearing it a couple of times, but never managed to take decent photos of it, until lately. Hang-ten Toes is a neon pink with a slight fuchsia shimmer.

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Definitely one of my all-time favourites. Two coats shown below.

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The only ‘proper’ photo I could take in 2012, with Bäri Bäri. 🐻

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Taken in July this year. 🙂

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A close-up view.

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[China Glaze] Splish Splash

It’s been raining all day, so here is Splish Splash, matching the terrible weather and bringing some fun, since it’s is a bright blue shade, containing a visible shimmer.

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Two coat; the formula of Splish Splash is a bit thick, but I didn’t mind. However, this belongs to the colours that are hard to capture authentically. It didn’t work with my usual camera, but surprisingly with the phone. 🙂

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