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Sinful Colors Genteel, Nude, Pistache

I sent all of these to alelvi123 in Switzerland this time last year after wearing a manicure composed of Nude with exclusive-to-Target NOPI Pick of the Glitter.  Both are amazing varnishes that looked awful on me… I ended up repurchasing Genteel, although I couldn’t find it in my collection in order to remind myself of its name for you here (had to Google, how mortifying not to remember this stuff), and when I see Pistache every sparing now and again, I’m always tempted to buy it (a rare instance of self-control takes hold, however).

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A very early morning shot, taken last year around this time, as mani documentation for alelvi123, who obtained for me the Essence varnish used here as a base.  This is Essence Colour & Go 119 Boho Chic, a peachy brown with gold flakes and a shade not distributed in the U.S., with the varnish I’m holding as a topper, White Rose Dew from the Etude House Etoinette Versailles Nails Versailles Rose set.  I might well have sandwiched another gold shimmer, glitter or flakie in between or as a final top coat, but yet again, memory fails me…

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OPI I Juggle… Men, Colorama Melindrosa, OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, Deborah Lippmann Dream a Little Dream of Me

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A combination of all of the above, I can’t remember which order…

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Redux, with Essie Anniversary Gala to the right.  I had the Essie on my right hand with Colorama and OPI as toppers, but only took pictures of the left, which has DL as the sheer, shimmery base.

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…et encore.

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This washed-out shot belongs with this post.

Isn’t it rather embarrassing how casual phone snaps often turn out better than those taken with a complicated, clunky professional camera?

xx blueberry milk tea