Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Catrice "Rock-O-Co" - Soleil À Solitude (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hi everyone,

You may remember that I have posted about nearly every color from this limited edition before, and indeed, only one more is in my stash of old photos by now. Since there isn't exactly an abundance of yellows in my collection, I was quite pleased to be able to fall back on this old swatch.

Yellow nail polishes are notorious for being tricky to apply, and I'm gonna say this was no exception. I would guess that this is three coats, as it is not only a yellow, but also a matt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

F.U.N. Lacquer "Christmas 2015" - Desires (H; Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

While I have gotten more into green nail polish ever since I started my nail addict journey, I have to admit I was a bit at a loss for what to show here today. Medium green is, as the name suggests, between light and dark green, and I definitely have mostly the latter. I did find something that I think fits nicely, though, so here goes.

I used three coats and top coat. This is very sheer, so I guess layering would be best. And I know the two photos don't look like they're showing the same polish, but yeah, this baby really shines in sunlight.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Catrice "Noir Lacquer" line

Hey everyone,

It's that time of year again when makeup companies are sorta prematurely transitioning their product range into fall, and Catrice has introduced a whole new line of polishes called "Noir Lacquer". The concept itself isn't very new, but I haven't personally seen a whole line done specifically with the thought of having a collection of only near-black polishes. That doesn't mean it hasn't been done, but yeah. Let's just get into this thing...

Noir Marron

Two coats and top coat.

Noir Rouge

Three coats and top coat.

Noir Cassis

Two coats and top coat. Could benefit from a third coat; as you might be able to see it's not patch-free just yet - unfortunately I noticed that too late.

Noir Bleu

Two coats and top coat.

Noir Gris

Two coats and top coat.

Noir Vert

Three coats and top coat.

Most of these are more like jellies than creme polishes, apart from Noir Gris, which I felt was more easy to get opaque and streak-free. Overall, I'm liking these.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Maybelline "Boho Babe" - Sunset Cosmo (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

We're starting off the new round of "Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!" with coral. I was struggling to think of a polish I could use, but this was conveniently still sitting out on my desk, so yay for that.

I used three coats, and it was still somewhat sheer at that stage, but fine enough for me. I added top coat, as usual.

Monday, August 15, 2016

essence "exit to Explore" 3/4 nail polishes

Hi everyone,

The one polish I didn't buy from this LE is called "apricot cockatoo" and as the name suggests, it's an apricot or coral sort of color. The last one here is quite a bit more exciting (to me, anyway), so let's see it.

Liana's In The Jungle

This is three coats with top coat, but it might be fine at two if your coats are on the thicker side. I didn't find it to have much of a duochrome to it, unfortunately.

Queen Of The Amazons

I applied two coats and top coat for this. I had initially thought it was a holo, but nope, just a shimmer.

Pink Parrot

This, however, is a holo! It covered in two coats for me or might even be fine at one thick coat. I added top coat, as usual. Couldn't resist taking a shot in direct sunlight as well, which is (obviously, I guess) the second photo.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ILNP - My Private Rainbow (X) over Catrice - Noir Bleu (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

I was a bit stumped for what to do for the finale of this round of my favorite series, but then I had this dark, dark blue on and felt like putting something sparkly over it, and here we are.

Doesn't it remind you of the night sky? The second and third photo are taken in sunlight to show more of the rainbow quality of the topper. The base is Noir Bleu, from the new Catrice Noir Lacquer line. I used two coats of that and one coat of My Private Rainbow (X), and because that dries just slightly matt I applied top coat as well. And because I can never wait for polish to dry naturally. That's actually the more important reason. If you see any tipwear it's because I had had the Catrice polish on for a day already.

Monday, August 8, 2016

essence "Summer Fun" nail polishes

Hey everyone,

Here's another one of essence's many summer limited editions, most of which contain pretty generic colors that a lot of us (including me, obviously) buy anyway. Let's go.

Meet Me At The Pool

I didn't expect this to need three coats, even though it's a bit of a pastel color. As usual, I applied top coat as well.

Shine Brighter Than The Sun

This one takes the cake in this collection: I used four coats and top coat. I could have applied more, but that just seemed too ridiculous. It's Patch City here, though top coat helped smooth it out a bit.

Walking On Sunshine

Having slightly better coverage than Shine Brighter Than The Sun, I only applied three coats plus top coat here.

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Another three-coater with top coat. While I quite enjoy the colors (as non-unique as they may be), the formula on these polishes just wasn't all that for me.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

p2 "Beauty Voyage" nail polishes

Hello everyone,

I just picked these up yesterday, so I'm actually quite happy that I have to show them here already. Someone applaud me for being productive for once, please?

curcuma dream

I needed three coats to get rid of the patchiness, and of course I added top coat. That bottle design made getting a decent photo a little hard, I gotta admit.

spicy cayenne

Only two coats and top coat here. Beautiful red color.

purple pepper

Another two-coater with top coat. This is fairly unique to me, as opposed to the two previous colors and the following one.

safran touch

This also covers well and needed only two coats. I finished off with top coat.

hot curry

While this color is also more on the unique end, I needed three coats of it (plus top coat); I wanted to call it good at two, but I wasn't quite convinced with the coverage, as it seemed just a tad patchy and I wasn't sure if top coat would fix it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Catrice - Crush On MATT (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hello everyone,

Whenever I think of antique pink, I think "grandma color"; I love it as a shade, though.

Since it's a matt (matt, matte? I never know), I probably used three coats to get rid of any streaks or patches. No top coat here, of course, to conserve the original finish.