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The dark sparkly varnish in front is from the 2011 Manhattan LE, M018 The City Never Sleeps.  There is a beautiful Hokuri-style manicure done with it, here.  In fact, the creator, Small Good Things, credits her inspiration to Hokuri in the post.  I like sgt’s even more. 🙂

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After taking these photos, I realized that the small powder boxes’ side designs are misaligned by a hair, and the large (now empty!) powder box, aligned not at all!  The failures of middle-aged vision…

It never ceases to amaze me that often the motifs/colors I like least in real life are those that photograph best — i.e., the Holiday 2010 Symphony LE powder compact in the upper left of the photo above.

In honour of my favourite franco-japonais collaboration: mata ne, gros bisous!

xx blueberry milk tea