[Chanel] Pure White (#711)

Finally, a new post! It’s been a while, I know. In the meantime I went swimming and I mean I spent quite a lot of time at the pool, improving my freestyle and butterfly strokes. And I enjoyed the summer, i. e. I am still enjoying it, meeting up with time and spending time outside.

Nevertheless I managed to get the fall collections by Chanel and Dior, so let’s start with Pure White, which is – white. You might know that white is one of my favourite nail colours, and I wear it quite a lot.


Two coats applied – flawless application and great formula!

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To complete this, my favourite white is Dior Snow-White because most white nail varnishes tend to have a streaky or application and leave patches. Snow-White doesn’t and it needs only two coats. Pure White, however, comes very close to it, in fact, the only difference I note is the brush. So if you are looking for a white nail colour, pick this one.

[Essence] No Hurries, No Worries

When I noticed No Hurries, No Worries at the local drugstore near my mother’s, I could not resist. White. Just pure and plain white.

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But what is more, No Hurries, No Worries has great coverage. Shown below is two coats; having some experience with white nail polishes, I feared at least three coats … So overall, this is amazing!

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Artificial light. I’ve had No Hurries, No Worries on my nails for three days – topped it with Dior Reflects on day 2. No chipping, no tip wear. 🙂

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[Dior] Optic White (#002)

This is probably a totally summer colour – Optic White is (the name says it) white with shimmer, due to small glassflecks. You might remember that I love whites and this one is quite unique in my stash, because of its shimmer.

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Dior does gorgeous whites! Remember Snow White and its high pigmentation? Optic White, too, is almost opaque with only one coat and definitely opaque with two, as shown below.

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The shimmer, however, is not too present. I tried to take a macro shot but guess there is hardly anything to recognise …

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[China Glaze] Snow Way!

Snow Way. Like the name and the colour too. It’s basically white with a hint of grey and the shimmer shifts between copper and pink.

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Two coats applied. I wonder how Snow Way might look in bright sunlight – thus something to try for the summer? 😎

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Close-up picture.

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[Essence] The Frosted

One more white (although I am currently wearing the new Blanc White by Chanel; finally, I could get my hands on the Spring collection – photos will be shown soon) … The Frosted has a matte (or suède) finish, yet this white contains glitter particles.

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This is two coats without top coat under artificial light.

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Applying a top coat brings out the shimmer. I took these photos the next morning, so it’s natural daylight. Even though I like matte nail colours, I prefer the glossy look in this case.

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Close-up view without top coat.

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[Chanel] Blanc Ceramic (#335)

Yesterday I paid Alsterhaus a visit; it was my daughter’s birthday and we wanted to go out a bit, actually having some chai latte. However, no spring collection yet, neither Chanel nor Dior. Instead they were moving their stuff to a different part of the department store, trying not to seem too busy. Refurbishing is still going on at Alsterhaus.

At least I have a Chanel to present today, and as it seems that I’m into white these days, it’s Blanc Ceramic. White with pearl finish.

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It’s rather sheer, thus three coats.

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Close-up view.

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[p2] even now!

[I’m sorry but Photobucket currently seems to cause some trouble, so that you might not be able to see the mani photos … I am trying to work things out.]

“Winter … who cares!” Well, it has become quite cold, even in the North of Germany, with frosty nights and snowy paths, e. g. at my mother’s place. I’m not too fond of the cold season because it means putting on layers of clothes. But nevertheless I like winter-themed nail polishes. 😉

Even Now has been part of my stash for a while before making it on my nails. It’s like a snow globe disguising as a nail varnish, white glitter from chunky to fine in a white, semi-sheer jelly base. Winter, isn’t it?

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Two coats applied. It’s not too gritty, I used one layer of top coat.

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Natural light.

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Macro view.

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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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