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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COMPARISON – Essence & Catrice duo chromes

Hi beauties!

Essence recently released their Aquatic Collection. Along with 5 pretty shades there’s also a duo chrome one called Finding Dori, which I’ve used a few days back for my water marble mani (see it here). It immediately made me wonder if it might be a dupe for I Don’t Care I Love It (previously swatched here) from their Road Trip Collection. While looking for dupes I found two other polishes that looked similar. Time for a comparison!

First a look at the bottles that I picked for this comparison.
Fltr: Essence: Finding Dori, Essence I Don’t Care I Love It, Essence: Power Girl, Catrice: Get The Bluescomp - essence catrice bottlesAlright, Power Girl has way more purple to it compared to the other four.

Now take a look at how they look on the nails:comp - essence catrice duo chromes
Color wise
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Power Girl is definitely a beauty on its own and is in no way similar to the other three.
Get The Blues is a more darker blue toned hue compared to the others.
But I think it’s safe to say that Finding Dori is a recycled version of I Don’t Care I Love It. For those with a keen eye: Finding Dori is slightly frostier (is that even a word?) than I Don’t Care I Love It. Color wise I honestly can’t tell the difference. Also, Finding Dori is a tiny tiny tiny bit brighter than I Don’t Care I Love It. I think you need a magnifier to see that though.

Formula wise:
Finding Dori was completely opaque in two coats while I Don’t Care I Love It needed three. Get the Blues by Catrice also needed three coats for full opacity and Power Girl was opaque in two. As for the color shift properties… not spectacular with all of them, but still pretty. I Don’t Care I Love It has a beautiful shift in an extreme angle though. I honestly can’t tell you which one I prefer.

Final thoughts:
Finding Dori and I Don’t Care I Love It are 99% dupes! When you have one you really don’t need the other 😉

One more…comp - essence catrice duo chromes2What do you think?

OPI: Chasing Rainbows (vs. Rainbow Connection)

Hi everyone!

Those of you who also follow me on Instagram have already seen my comparison of OPI‘s Chasing Rainbows form their Spotlight on Glitter Collection and Rainbow Connection from another collection that was released way back.

I’m not a huge fan of glitterbombs but I love Rainbow Connection for the lovely color combination. I’d hoped that Chasing Rainbows would have something different or extra to it, compared to Rainbow Connection. Sadly Chasing Rainbows is basically a recycled version of Rainbow Connection. I can’t spot a single difference between the two 😦 Nevertheless I don’t mind having two bottles though. opi - chasing rainbows - rainbow connection bottlesI’ve read that there seem to be many other similar polishes from OPI going around. Especially with The Muppets Collection and the new Spotlight on Glitter Collection. Such a pity! opi - chasing rainbows - rainbow connection compI also did a glitter gradient with Chasing Rainbows over black:opi - chasing rainbows1What do you think of the Spotlight on Glitter Collection?

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China Glaze: Wish On A Starfish – Sea Goddess Collection

Have you noticed that more and more brands come up with entire textured collections? They’re everywhere! I don’t mind, I love them!

Today I have Wish On A Starfish from China Glaze‘s Sea Goddess Collection to show you. This is a pale pink with golden shimmer running throughout. I’ve used two coats for the picture below:china glaze - wish on a starfishIt’s a pity that the golden shimmer doesn’t show up in my picture. It’s lovely!

How does this compare to Catrice’s Call Me Princess?catrice vs. china glazeWish On A Starfish is obviously a lighter shade of pink. Also I think the golden shimmer in Call Me Princess is slightly more noticeable than Wish On A Starfish. They’re both pretty! Formula wise they’re quite similar. They both need two coats for full opacity.

Do you have a favorite textured polish?