Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NOTD: Catrice Crushed Crystals: Call Me Princess

Hi!

Catrice & Essence have recently revamped their product lines, and this is one of the new items that caught my eye.

Jumping on the liquid sand/sand style/textured polish bandwagon, Catrice have come up with a range of sand style polishes called "Crushed Crystals". They cost €3.69 each (for 10ml) which is quite expensive for Catrice but in general it's not dear for a nail polish when you consider the price of some of the other brands of textured polishes.


It's been so, so long since Catrice have had any interesting polish so I was excited to try this! It applied evenly in two coats, no topcoat... *whispers* no basecoat either, because I forgot.

The polish is a salmon pink with gold flecks. The texture is very, very fine - probably the finest "sand" polish I've tried. It's not bumpy or too rough.

Stacking Midi Rings €1.50 for set of three, Penneys
The flecks look silver here but I promise they're a bright gold.


Without flash, inside:


It's lovely, it lasted 4 days with no topcoat and only minor tipwear. I think I'll definitely use it a lot over the summer, despite it being a bit Disney Princess-ish.


If I used tan I imagine it would look fanastic with it!



15 comments:

  1. Beautiful that golden shimmer, really a nice polish!

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  2. Very pretty, love a bit of pink on the nails!

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    1. This is really unusual, definitely one for summer! x

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  3. Gorgeous! Reminds me of OPI Pussy galore and the one from the CG Sea Goddess collection whose name escapes me right now...

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    1. Wish on a Starfish :) Do you know I actually overlooked the whole CG Sea Goddess collection but after trying this polish I might go back and reconsider a few, the finish is really subtle and nice!

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    1. Me too, all we need now is the weather :)

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  5. It is so pretty...I had it in my hands few times so far and return it because I have so many pinks but I know I will buy it eventually.

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    1. I did the same thing!! Then I found one on a stand and bought it, gave it to someone else, then went back to another stand for mine :)

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  6. I love this colour. It's such a beauty!

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    1. It's so nice, I'm so glad they're finally doing new interesting colours!

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  7. oooohhh! Goody goody gumdrops! Finally a new edit from Catrice!!! but when on earth will it land in the village out in the sticks?

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    1. I can confirm that I'm DEFINITELY in the sticks so you should have it now if not very, very soon! x

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  8. Wow this nail polish is really stunning!! *__*
    kisses
    Marghe

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