This amazing Catrice polish is one I got from the wonderful Michelle over at The Lacquer Files. She has officially made me into a Catriceophile. This is such a perfect polish, because I love grey, I love Catrice, and I'm also a long-time Anglophile, so the mention of London makes it a must-have for me. I've worn this one before but only realized recently I never posted about it. It's a slightly deep cool grey with beautiful drizzles of silver shimmer that hide and then pop out when light hits them. I wore this while I was feeling a little sick, so then I added some white clouds with Wet n Wild French White Tip and a dotting tool to denote my "under the weather" status. I thought the look was cute, but if I had to do it again, I'd use a lighter grey for the clouds, like Sally Hansen Wet Cement, and then maybe highlight with white, and lowlight with a darker grey. Overall, I liked it though. The Catrice polish is standard for the brand; super pigmented, smooth, wears well, brush is awesome. Everything I want in a polish, Catrice is, except the color range which is not exactly small, but it's no China Glaze in that respect.
Catrice Clay-ton My Hero! - www.catrice.eu
Here's another of the lovely Catrice polishes from my swap with Michelle; Clay-ton My Hero!, which is a warm light putty taupe with golden shimmer. This was a two-coater as well, like the other ones I've tried from this line, and it was completely streak-free and applied like butter. The thing I like about this shade is that it sort of acknowledges the taupe trend but then just goes along it's merry way with it's addition of flashy gold shimmer. It's such a gorgeous color, very different and trendy, but subdued and ladylike at the same time. I can see this appealing to so many sorts of people.
Catrice Sold Out For Ever - www.catrice.eu
As I mentioned a week or so ago, I had an amazing swap with the lovely and wonderful Michelle from The Lacquer Files. Among the scads of polishes she sent were a few Catrice polishes. Catrice is a brand that is apparently available only in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and if I'm not mistaken, I think I read that it's made by Essence, or Catrice and Essence are both made by the same parent company or something. Maybe that means that they'll follow the Essence example and it's distribution will spread past Europe. Who knows? Either way, Catrice polishes are packaged simply and beautifully, the brush is slightly wide, though not as wide and unwieldy as OPI ProWide can be, and the formula is very pigmented and streak-free. I adore the 5 I've tried so far!
As for this particular color, Sold Out For Ever, I had originally had it on my wishlist and I removed it and I Sea You before sending it to Michelle because I started to think that I just had enough mint nail polishes, but luckily Michelle read my mind on both polishes because I'm so glad to add both to my stash! Ever since I stupidly passed up on Chanel Jade thinking I just didn't need it, and eventually we'd see a dupe, I've been buying mint nail polishes like it's my job. My enormous stash of mint polishes was almost a self-flagellation to remind me never to give myself cause to suffer Chanel regret again. (Alas, here I sit after having just decided against buying Chanel Paradoxal. How long will that last, I wonder?)
I think I've finally been able to forgive my poor soul since not only does Sold Out For Ever seem to be a Chanel doppelgänger, the name seems to imply that it was meant to be. Jade is certainly sold out forever. Again, since I don't have Jade, I can't make the comparison, but I do know from the convoluted six-degrees of blog comparisons that since Jade is similar to Claire's Dream Catcher, and this is similar to Dream Catcher, that I'm probably close enough to let my sword fall and call it even with Sold Out For Ever. Like the other Catrice polishes I'll be reviewing, this is a two coater, smooth and streak-free and gorgeous. The shimmer is mostly hidden in normal lighting, but in bright light it makes it's subtle appearance. Love it.