Sunday, June 2, 2013

Petit haul from France...Lollipops, Biguine and Nocibé

Just got back from a two week trip to the south of France!
We froze our asses off....it was C O L D: only 4 Celsius in the night (and we were camping!)....who would have thought it could be so cold this time of year in the Midi Pyrénées?!

Cathedral in Albi, France
Cathedral in Albi, France
Albi France
And yet...there were some sunny moment as well :-)
Salade in the swamp.....

We had a very busy schedule so there were not much shopping opportunities....
I only visited La Fayette and the Nocibé:

My two finds in La Fayette


Lollipops, Mademoiselle Violette
Lollipops - Mademoiselle Violette nr.11

Lollipops, Mademoiselle Violette

Biguine Gloss&Shock 13573 Kaki Silver
Biguine Gloss&Shock 13573 Kaki Silver

Biguine Gloss&Shock 13573 Kaki Silver

Mademoiselle Violette is a stunning glitterbomb! In the bottle it reminds me of Zoya Julieanne...on the nail it is a completly different story. It is a jelly with loads of microglitter that shifts in colour from deep purple to hot pink. When the light is just right you can even detect a shift to the golden copper tones. The formula was terrible: syrupy and glue like...it can be I was a little impatient (this was the last polish to swatch)....yet.... This were two thick gloopy layers of glue ;-)

The Kaki Silver reminds me of OPI's Designer De Better...it has the same feel to it. Metallic glass fleck with some different colours thrown  together in a happy marriage silver with green and brown flecks. The formula was perfect a bit on the thick side but very workable. This is two easy layers.

Nocibé polish
The three little Nocibé polishes
Nocibé Pure Glitter - Angels Only
Nocibé Pure Glitter - Angels Only

Nocibé Pure Glitter - Angels Only

Nocibé Vernis Caméléon - Spectral Pink
Nocibé Vernis Caméléon - 3 - Spectral Pink

Nocibé Vernis Caméléon - Spectral Pink
Spectral Pink with Angels Only

Nocibé Vernis Brillance Éclat - 182 - Fall In Love
Nocibé Vernis Brillance Éclat - 182 - Fall In Love

Nocibé Vernis Brillance Éclat - 182 - Fall In Love
Fall In Love with Angels Only
Next up is the Nocibé trio, starting with the glitter topper Angels Only. It has tiny micro gold glitter and some slightly bigger gold micro glitter together with red and pink micro glitter in a transparent base. It is a topper, you can were it alone (of course) but it will never become opaque. This was two layers.

Second up is the Vernis Caméléon in Spectral Pink a true duo chrome polish! The base colour is a golden copper tone that shifts from pure yellow gold to bright pink. It has a lovely workable formula and the result is pefect in two layers. It sparkles like crazy in the sun and I really like the added effect of Angels Only.

Third up is Fall In Love, a strawberry jam red with some micro micro glitter and a slight blue/purple shift. In the bottle this looked very interesting (especially in the bright halogen lights of the store...). In real life I am not so very excited though. It is a unforgiving colour: too rich and to cold looking on me....I do not think that it gives me lobster hands but it makes me look very pale and unhealthy. The topper does nothing for it either, in the pic it looks OK but in real life: >ieuw< ! The contrast was too big the gold too stark for the strawberry jam. No it did not make me fall in love and even angels couldn't help me.
The formula was good, this is two layers...perhaps I should have gone for three to make it even deeper and more like the bottle.

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