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“Dear Miss Autumn,

I’m not very found of you because you scary away my dearest Summer. But I still have to be grateful for the lovely colours you please my eye with, and for the best fruits of the year!

xx, Me”

Yes, I’m not a big fan of Autumn. And yes, I love dark, vampy, almost goth nails and every excuse to wear them will do ( another post about my favourite nail polishes to wear during the colder months is here ). I also love the beautifully coloured, funny looking pumpkins which taste particularly good at this time of the year!

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Now, the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Nail Lacquer in shade GM Blue Blood was such a pleasant surprise for me. I discovered it because I was looking for a decent dupe for my beloved ( but sadly defunct ) Dior Tuxedo, which came out a couple of years ago with the Blue Tie 2011 Collection. I unfortunately don’t have Tuxedo anymore to give you a fair comparison, but I’m sure you’ll find plenty of swatches if you Google it!

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Back to Blue Blood now! Formulated with True Vision™, a technology developed in the Lauder Laboratories and meant to transform ordinary color and make it extraordinary, this nail polish is rich and glossy with an intense shine. It completely dries in a matter of minutes, it lasts for a long time on the nails and delivers high coverage with even one coat. The fine shimmers visible in the bottle transfer muted on the nails, making them look more glossy than shimmery.

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It also resists chipping. After a good couple of days of wearing, only the tips of the nails seem to be worn off. In the picture above you can see it freshly applied on my nails in two coats, without base or top coat.

Even its name – Blue BLOOD is appropriate for the holiday of the moment… Uuuh! Scary! Haha! 

By the way… How was your Halloween this year?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie