Monday, April 16, 2012

~ Back From Hiatus & Catrice Million Styles LE ~ REVIEW ~ *pic heavy*

Hi guys~ 


Omg I've been gone for 3 weeks now, and I thought it was time to come back ^__^ Well I was actually on a unannounced hiatus.. I had a hard time at school, with grades and stuff and really didn't feel like blogging anymore so I took a break.. But now I'm back, and I'll just continue doing my reviews ^^


So today I'm going to review the limited edition Million Styles effect top coat collection by Catrice. I'm not sure if it's still available, so you might have to check at your drugstore because this collection is amazing~!


There are actually 8 polishes, but I forgot to add one while taking this photo, sorry -.-
There are 8 polishes in total and they are €2,99 a piece, which is a great deal! What Catrice says about this collection:
Get unlimited styling options with only one effect top coat! Gives every nail laquer or bare nail an extraordinary finish.
I was really exited about this collection, because it also included a flakie top coat which I didn't own yet, but heard a lot of great stuff about it. As like Catrice products, they have very suitable and creative names ^^.


So here are the polishes:


left: No Smoke Without Fire ; right: Million Dollar Baby 

left: Miss Money Penny ; right: Shake It! Flake It!

left: Return Of Space Cowboys ; right: ¿Holo Qué Tal?! 

left: Godfather Of Pearl ; right: Have An Ice Day
Now the swatches (sorry photos are a little blurry, camera didn't focus very well =.="):


left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base)
No Smoke Without Fire is the only one I wasn't really a huge fan of. It doesn't look very good on its own, and on top of a base it just looks meh.. Not that great. And it's kind of streaky as well to be honest.. But the idea behind it is nice; creating a smokey nail effect, I guess >.<


left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base)
Million Dollar Baby is your typical chunky glitter polish, and it has silver hexagonal as well as mini golden glitters in a clear base. The amount of glitters you get in one coat is great and of course even better with two coats ^^. The only downside to this is that, like all chunky glitter polishes, it's very hard to remove. What I always do is: I take half a cotton pad, soak it in polish remover (with acetone) and wrap it around my nail. Then I wrap aluminum foil around the pad and wait for about 5 minutes, the glitter should come off easily then :D



left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base)
 Miss Money Penny is just all micro-glitters and has a orange-goldish color, which kind of reminds me of MAC paintpot in Rubenesque.. This one looks great on it's own, as well as on top of a base. And I love that this can completely change the color of a nailpolish. 


left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base)
And here it is, my favourite out of all, the flakie topcoat ^__^ It's really pretty, the main colors are orange and green, but it depends on the light. This one looks absolutely amazing on black nailpolish, actually on top of everything. It also looks great on it's own (: 


left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base)
Return Of Space Cowboys is blue holographic glitters in a sheer charcoal-ish base. Just like the No Smoke Without Fire, this can look a little bit streaky because of the base, but after 2 coats it looks fine (: 


left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base) 
Godfather Of Pearl is my second favourite I think, because it looks amazing on it's own! It is silver and blue holographic glitters in a clear base, and surprisingly the 'coverage' is really good~! When I used this, I just put one coat of GOSH's Silk (very sheer nude polish) and 2 coats of Gothfather of Pearl, and it looked awesome ^___^


left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base) 
¿Holo Qué Tal?! is, like the name already says (:, pink/purple-ish holograpic glitters in a clear base. I didn't use this that much, because it didn't really stand out for me, but I think it will look pretty on practically anything ^^ 

left: one coat ; right: two coats (both without base) 
Have An Ice Day is silver glitters, which get all multicolored and shiney in light ^^ (if that makes sense lol >.<), in a clear base. It's absolutely amazing, and looks best on cooler toned nailpolishes, like grey. It also looks pretty on it's own, but for it to stand out you need at least 3 coats.


Now on to the swatches with a base colour underneath (all are one coat on top of the base color): 

No Smoke Without Fire
left: base > GOSH nailpolish in 'Bubblegum'  ; right: one coat on top of Bubblegum

Million Dollar Baby


left: base > GOSH nailpolish in 'Nero'  ; right: one coat on top of Nero

 Miss Money Penny & Shake It! Flake It!
left: Miss Money Penny  ; right: Shake It! Flake It! ~ (on top of GOSH's 'Nero')



































Return Of Space Cowboys & Godfather Of Pearl
left: Return Of Space Cowboys ; right: Godfather Of Pearl ~ (on top of GOSH's 'Nero')

¿Holo Qué Tal?! & Have An Ice Day
left:  ¿Holo Que Tal?! ; right: Have An Ice Day ~ (on top of GOSH's 'Nero')
My overall opinion: I think these are definitely worth the price, very good quality. They apply very nice and don't streak (with the exception of No Smoke Without Fire & Return Of Space Cowboys, but that is minimal). I didn't try all of them long enough to know how long they will last, but I think these will last about 5-6 days. I love the names, as always, and Catrice did a really good job ^___^

Well, that was my review, hope it was helpful ^___^ I'm really going to try to post more, so stay tuned~ 

Have a nice day & Take Caree~ \(^ v ^*)/







22 comments:

  1. Catrice nailpolish look great, I've often heard about them! Unfortunately stores in my region don't sell them :(

    There is a new post on my blog! :)
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    1. aww that's too bad & i will check out your blog ^^

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  2. I was wondering where you've been, great post, I think "Have an Ice Day" seems lovely! hee

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  3. OOO so many nail polishes! I love the glittery ones!

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    1. yeah i know, they're really pretty ^^

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  4. They are all so pretty. I really like Miss Money Penny a lot!

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  5. all of the polishes are amazing!
    if i had to pick a color i would pick ¿Holo Qué Tal?! lol the name is the bomb and so is the color! it seems like it'll be such a versatile color to work with. usually i'm really picky when it comes to nail polish, but seriously i personally would wear all of the colors you wrote about in this post...thats saying something! xD
    ive missed you on my blogger feed!
    xx

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    1. yeah they are, and ¿Holo Qué Tal?! is indeed a very versitile polish ^^ & aww I missed blogging too~ it's great to be back >.<

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  6. Very nice post and those nail polishes are to die for. Amazing is the perfect word I think! I want them;)
    Hugs<3

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    1. thanks & yes they are really pretty~! ^^

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  7. Nice! I want one.. >,<
    joking :P
    Hey, you have a cute blog :3
    mind to follow each other?
    chellemelody.blogspot.com

    Thankyou dear<3

    Xoxo,
    Michelle

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    1. thanks & I would love to follow eachother ^^

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  8. D Pearl and Ice nail polish looks so beautiful :)

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  9. Beautiful nail polishes!!
    Come to visit my blog and if you want let’s follow each other on Bloglovin, GFC and Facebook!
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    1. thanks for visiting & I would love to follow eachother ^^

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  10. these look so gorgeous!!! i want them all :)

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  11. These look so pretty!I really like Return of the Space Cowboys. Such a unique color. Thanks for the review && swatches!

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  12. All of those colours are beautiful :) xx
    http://simplebeautybag.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Milion dollar baby is my fave =)

    xxx Vee

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