Catrice: (S)wimbledon

Hi beauties!

Catrice recently changed their brushes 🙂 Yay! Personally I’m not a fan on the previous brushes. I believe I’ve written about that before. They were uneven, not square nor round. Just weird and very difficult to work with. This new brushes are such an improvement. Nice square brushes. Yes!

I picked up a few polishes from their newest polishes which have the new brush. Here’s (S)wimbledon:catrice - swimbledon - mwns1What a perfect color for sunny days, isn’t it?! The formula is a bit on the thick side but that didn’t gave me any problems with the application. This is two coats plus top coat.
My accent nail is two coats of Most Wanted Nude Scenes which is part of my upcoming Spring Collection. This will be available at my shop from this Friday 😉catrice - swimbledon - mwnsWhat do you think of this color? Any thought about the new brush?

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Catrice: Apricoco + Madame de Pinkadour

More matte nail polishes! It seems like more and more brands are coming with matte polishes these days. I don’t mind 😀 Now I have to say that it’s not the main reason why I picked some of these up. They have such cute small round caps. I have to say that they aren’t really practical to work with, but hey, they are cute! Let’s take a look:catrice - apricoco - madame de pinkadour1I combined two shades of the Rock-O-Go Collection by Catrice: Apricoco (2 coats) as my base color and Madame de Pinkadour on the tips of my nails, applied with a piece of saran wrap. catrice - apricoco - madame de pinkadourHave you spotted these yet? It’s a limited edition collection which consists of 5 matte nail polishes. I don’t think they are available in The Netherlands (correct me if I’m wrong). I’ve found mine here.

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Catrice: Hyde in the Park + Brit Chick – Check & Tweed Collection

Today I have a mani featuring two polishes of the Check & Tweed Collection by Catrice. I believe this collection was released for Fall last year. My untried pile is getting enormous but I’m doing my best to catch up with new releases. I wish I had a bazillion nails to paint 😀catrice - hyde in the park - brit chickThe brown polish is called Brit Chick and has as Hyde in the Park a perfect formula. Both have a lovely shimmer running throughout and are opaque in two easy coats.

Take a closer look at the grey polish on the nails of my ring finger and pinky and compare it with the same grey on the nail of my middle finger. Maybe it’s me being way to picky about my own work but the nails of my ring finger and pinky have a blue sheen! No? Yes, for real! I’ve noticed it before with some of my mani’s and couldn’t figure out what’s causing it but now I know… top coat! All my nails are top coated with a top coat that I buy from my local drugstore except the nail of my middle finger. I chose to top that with HK Girl from Glisten & Glow to prevent smudging (best top coat ever!). If you’re as picky as me I think it’s good to know that my middle finger is more color accurate than the others. Same goes for the brown polish :pcatrice - hyde in the park - brit chick1Have a great week ahead lovelies! And as always, thanks for stopping by! :*

Catrice: Vienna Rose Woods + ARTful Red – LE Viennart Collection

Hi lovelies!

Catrice recently released a new limited edition collection called Viennart. Today I have two of the four polishes from this collection to show you.catrice - vienna rose woods - artful red1For my base I used two coats of Vienna Rose Woods. This has a lovely shimmer running throughout which sadly my camera refused to capture. The formula is nice but I think you’ll need three thin coats for full coverage when you wear it on its own. The warm red is called ARTful Red, also two coats. I love that one. It has a gorgeous shimmer or are these flecks? Either way, it is so pretty! The formula is perfect and it has a great pigmentation. catrice - vienna rose woods - artful redThis turned out to be a pretty combination, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by! :*

Catrice – Liquid Metal (Matt)

I’m so excited to see all the new collections that are going around right now 🙂 Catrice added lots of new polishes to their regular line but they also added 16 (!) more polishes to their Luxury Lacquer line (not to talk about their new collection for Fall). 8 of those are part of the Liquid Metal line. There are 4 matte polishes and 4 shiny ones. Today I like to show you the 4 matte polishes.
catrice - liquid metal - matt - collageThese polishes come in square bottles instead of the regular round ones. So chic!
catrice - luxury lacquer - liquid metal - matt - bottlesSwatches and review below! 🙂

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Animal Print mani for Fall – Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Animal prints never go out of fashion, do they? I’ve purchased a lot of new fall polishes lately and I thought the three that I used for this mani look so pretty together.
catrice - nail art fall 2014 1Since it’s so easy to create this sort of animal print I thought it would be nice to add a video tutorial.


How to
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  • Apply a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Apply your base color and let it dry.
  • Use a dotting tool and your first color of nail polish to randomly add spots on your nails.
  • Use a slightly smaller dotting tool and the second color of nail polish to sort of outline the spots. I personally like to just randomly apply the polish but that’s all up to you.
  • Once your design is dry, add a coat of your favorite top coat and you’re done! Easy, right?! 😀

Products used:

  • Base coat (drugstore);
  • Catrice: Greige! The New Beige (base color);
  • Catrice: Lost ‘N Roses (accent nail);
  • Catrice: Out of the Dark;
  • Catrice: First Class Up-Grape;
  • Glisten & Glow: HK Girl (top coat);
  • Two sized dotting tool;
  • Cuticle Oil.

Suggestions for upcoming tutorials are more than welcome! 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Catrice – Metallure Collection

Happy Friday lovelies!

I’m so excited for the Fall collections that are slowly making an appearance, how about you? Today I have swatches of the Metallure Collection by Catrice to share with you.
catrice - metallure collage
Considering the name of this collection I thought all five would be metallic shades. But to my surprise not all of them. And I have to say I’m happy with that. I like a good metallic polish every now and then, don’t get me wrong. But an entire collection would be a bit too much for me.

Let’s take a closer look!
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