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Catrice Heavy Metallilac

I fell in love with Catrice Heavy Metallilac a while ago after seeing it on Nihrida’s blog, and I was so happy that I was able to get this in a swap with the sweet Kesha recently.

Catrice Heavy Metallilac is a super gorgeous purple shimmer, it has that glowy, lit-from-within quality. Under bright light, it looks almost duochrome, and the middle of the nail turns almost bright pink. So stunning, it reminds me of China Glaze Coconut Kiss on steroids. Now, this is definitely hard to photograph, being a fussy purple and all, but I’ve tried to get the color on the nails as accurate as possible, so please don’t pay attention to the lobstery looking fingers.

As beautiful as this looks, it was a bit of a pain in the ass to apply. The formula is thick, but at the same time gloopy and runny, so I could suddenly find myself with a big blob of polish on my nail if I wasn’t careful about wiping the brush. And the brush itself is just horrible, wide and chunky and very difficult to work with. It’s not completely on the level of Spoiled brushes, but it’s right up there with the IsaDora paddles. I really love the color, though, so I might decant this into a better bottle later. I’ve used two coats for full and even coverage.

Catrice is a German brand, which is sold in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain and Portugal. The best bet for us living in other countries would be swapping with someone who has access to Catrice where they live, or you could try eBay. The retail price is (I think) €2.49 a bottle, but it will probably be more expensive on eBay.

Catrice London’s Weather Forecast

Today’s manicure is Catrice London’s Weather Forecast, but it might as well be called Norway’s weather forecast, haha. Catrice is an European brand, and it’s the first time I try one of their polishes.

After Christmas and New Year’s with all the vampy, red, glittery and shimmery overload, I feel like I need a palate cleanser with some smooth, calm and creamy colors. LWF is a really classy medium to dark grey with super fine shimmer running through it, just what I need right now. The color and finish of this polish actually reminds me of dolphin skin, so cool! You may want to enlarge these pictures to see the shimmer, it’s really subtle.

I found the formula to be a bit runny, but once I got used to it, it’s pretty easy to apply. It’s opaque in 1-2 coats, I used 2 coats for this mani. I like the brush, it’s nice and springy and comfortable to use. Some people may dislike the big round cap, but I don’t mind.

Which colors do you crave nowadays? Still on the glitter train, or do you want something more sophisticated?

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, S.

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