Shimmy-shimmy boom-boom stunners, part I of II

Summer’s on her sunshiny way, café patrons!

That means a Summer Deluxe Edition of the Multichrome Comparison Library is in short order.

Put on a hat + sunglasses, grab your parasol + an outdoor table with a refreshing beverage of your choice, and relax + enjoy these little bottles as much as I delighted in gathering + posing them for you 🙂

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Comparisons: Dior pinks

More, more, more!

(How do you like it, how do you like it?)

355 Rosy Bow
559 Wild About Pink
557 Love (smells goood)

457 Bouquet
254 Rose Tutu
599 Pink (only one with shimmer)

All more beautiful than they appear here … think these are indeed the only six pinks I would rescue from catastrophe …

xx blueberry milk tea

Collections: Essie Spring 2018

Bon Boy-age.

Yeah. That’s exactly what I said five times in succession, after putting on, taking off … Five. Times. In. A. Row.

Not sure if it was the captain of the ship or the waters, but this endeavour was no pleasure cruise.

Au contraire, a waste of a perfectly good afternoon.

At least I managed to snap a couple of photos amid the frustration.

1500 Bon Boy-age
1501 Perfect Mate
1502 At the Helm
1503 Pass-port to Sail
1504 Anchor Down
1505 Stripes & Sails

All in One (in my case, five). By the time I was done, the level went down to below the “all in one” line. 😕

I tried Pass-port to Sail as a base for the other five colours to be brushed onto horizontally, a yarn manicure sans yarn.

PtS was streaky at one coat, impossible at two.

Although my efforts ended up as an hours-long epic fail, I still have hope for my initial idea.

Sigh. These colours are just so pretty in the bottle …

xx (x5) blueberry milk tea

Let’s leave OPI out of it

Warm peachy nude and peachy-brown neutrals are not my usual jam; they wreak havoc with my uneven pallor.

For some reason, I want them on my nails anyway … but not enough to trek to the booby trap into which my teenaged son has converted the varnish warehouse. That’s where OPI Feeling Frisco and Samoan Sand are currently residing.

Hence the title of this post 🙂

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Chanel 633 Intention has a very subtle warm shimmer, none too visible here …

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Chanel 633 Intention was “intended” for the Asian market only, or so I’ve heard. That’s why I snatched it up when I found it available in the U.S. for a time.

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xx blueberry milk tea

Journey from stark matte to watercolour fun

As soon as I saw this article online last week, I was itching to do this combo … so itchy, in fact, that I initially rushed into it with no cuticle or nail prep whatsoever and put a shiny top coat on it in lieu of matte, due to not giving a careful read to the step-by-step …

After only one day of quasi-hiding my hands, I redid the whole thing, using the Lippmann products I have:

1x Sally Hansen 18k Gold Nail Hardener

1x DL Gel Lab Pro Dirty Little Secret

1x DL Like Dreamers Do

1x Claire’s Matte Top Coat (honking bottle on sale many moons ago for $2 USD)

Since both models in the article images have darker and warmer skin tones than I, little miss pink- and blueberry, I was slightly disappointed by my own results. Maybe if I had had la Lippmann herself tending to my hands with the entire luxe gamut of her products, the result would have been more similar.

When flipping through the April 2018 edition of U.S. Elle, I homed in on the amazing beauty that is Kim K-W, this month’s cover girl and feature, and … on her manicure!

Right? Kris Jenner sure has produced some beautiful offspring …

Meanwhile, the weekend rolled right on up and I had some colour play on my mind.

These I’ve amassed sporadically, and always from discounters.

At first, I intended to use my untouched set of four Wet n Wild LE sheer jellies — in the bottles, they appear too similar to each other.

Chromatic Orange

I’m Never Amberrassed

I Can Teal You Like Me

Indigo Motif

Don’t Violet Me Down

I was in a big hurry to get to playing with these, too, so my hands and cuticles are frightfully unmoisturized in the iPhone snaps above …

Two days later, above … I had left my right hand without colour and wanted to take a photo of *it* holding this sample card, in front of the Kim K-W photo since the pool tile pattern in the photo mimics the BV intrecchiato replicated on the sample card … a task proven nigh impossible with my regular camera.

xx blueberry milk tea