Saturday, April 30, 2011

Catrice Dirty Berry + Essence Mystic Mermaid + Scotch Tape Rays

Hey guys! Yesterday after my Crackle fail (documented on the Rainbows and Sparkles Blog Facebook page), I promptly removed Mimi. :( Loved Mimi, hated the Crackle. So, I decided to play with my new Catrice and Essence polishes sent to me by the wonderful Kati! (You still need a blog. Or at least a facebook.)

First, I used Catrice Dirty Berry.

I am loving the formula on these Catrice polishes... I just wish I could get them more easily in the US! I love the brush; it's so easy to manage! This is 2 coats. Dirty Berry is a dusty grey-ple, and it's got a beautiful silver shimmer! Or so I thought... until I went outside:

I would definitely blow these up so you can see the subtle holo glitter! WOAH! I actually verbally "Ooooooh"'d when I looked at them outside... This is gorgeous! The first thing I did was message Kati with an "OMG you didn't tell me this was a holo!!" It's comparable to the scattered holo in the Tronica's.

Of course, I couldn't leave it alone, so I layered it with another beauty that Kati sent me... Essence Mystic Mermaid. It's from their Special Effect Topper collection... along with the "Hello Holo" glitter I used last week. I accented the ring finger with Scotch Tape in a "ray" pattern.

The left hand rays look a bit cleaner than this, but I am still boycotting pictures until my nails decide they want to stop breaking. Then, because we had the elusive sunshine, I took to the porch!

Mermaid is right! This is a beautiful silver foil with just enough translucency to  show the color underneath. It's also got a bit of a holo property, and duo-chrome, as it shows silver, blue, and a bit of green. I am in LOVE with this topper! I told Kati that I will be layering this over EVERYTHING! It's beautiful! The best part? A top coat doesn't kill the look at all. ;)

Hope you guys love this as much as I do!


  1. I love the holo in the sun! SO pretty!

  2. That is gorgeous! I need to try and find some catrice!

  3. The more I see this color swatched, the more it grows on me. Lovely photos. :)

  4. @LWfT&T; YOU NEED IT! I love this color! I'm on day 2, and I have no urge to change my color! WOAH!

  5. I just gave you a Kreativ Blogger Award! Go here to see....

  6. Ohhhh me loves the ray look....Awesome sweetie pie.


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