Wednesday, February 12, 2014

[Review] Catrice Crushed Crystals ~ Call Me Princess

Hi everyone,

I picked up another shade of the new Crushed Crystal nail polishes. This line is Catrice's take on the popular textured nail polish finish. I already tried Oyster & Champagne, which did not really wow me, because it was not textured at all, but more like a regular glitter top coat. So I decided to give the peachy shade called Call Me Princess a try.

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Call Me Princess is a very girly pinky peach base with lots of golden shimmer in it. I got this, because it reminded my of China Glaze - Wish On A Startfish. Now I find that the China Glaze polish is much more pink and cooler toned than the Catrice polish. Oh well, seems like I have to get the Sea Goddess collection, too, hehe.
The polish is quite sheer. I applied two coats and there still is some visible nail line. Honestly I was too lazy to apply a third coat to make it opaque *whoops* The formula of this polish was really nice, not too thick or too thin, just right. Like other sand style polishes, this one dried pretty fast. The finish is a very fine texture and not gritty at all.
The only thing I don't like is the brush. For their new polishes, Catrice introduced their new reservoir brush made of Natrafil® fibres. Uhm, what?! The company says the bristles take up and "store" nail polish, so you can paint your whole nail without having to re-dip into the bottle. I don't see an advantage in that, as I have to get new polish for each nail and a second coat anyway. Also, the brush has become really thick and wide - which is nice if you have a wider nail bed. For my pinky nail, the brush is too wide, so I end up flooding my cuticles at the sides :( So even though I like Catrice polishes, this brush will probably keep me from buying more in the future.
The Crushed Crystal polishes are available now, they are not limited edition and a bottle retails for 3,29€ in German drugstores.

Thanks for reading!

Sabine Siggy

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