Catrice nail polish in Apropos Apricot [review w/ swatches] !!
I have a nail swatch and review today :D
I have been trying to get access to Catrice for a while,
I checked on ebay but products are somewhat too expensive
when compared to the retail price.
FINALLY. I got around to some Catrice nail polishes since,
I believe, the same person behind Essence cosmetics is getting the Catrice products slowly in Malta.
As far as I know,
only nail polishes are currently available,
and because I know some people will ask,
I got these from the Health Shop at University Canteen,
but I contacted Essence's customer care and they told me
that Tony's Pharmacy in Gzira has a wider range of products :)
As far as Catrice's nail polishes go,
they do not have the same consistency.
I only have two but they are different..
I have Apropos Apricot and
Meet me at Coral Island.
Apropos Apricot had a sticker with "2x coats" written on it,
so I guess that should have told me it's not opaque as Meet me at Coral Island.
This needed 3 coats for maximum colour payoff.
Which is a sort of bummer to be honest..
I don't like putting on a lot of layers,
I'm way to impatient for 3 coats to fully dry.
As I was applying it I was chatting with Nina from Nina's Bargain Beauty Blog
She loves Catrice so I was very eager to try it out.
But at first I was rather disappointed.
I applied it at nightime,
and it made my fingers look dead.
I applied ELF's matte nail top coat on and it seemed to look better.
Then, I woke up in the morning and fell in love with the nail colour.
It's such a gorgeous peachy nude shade.. I LOVE it.
It has very light silver sheen in the packaging but it doesn't transfer
I also wore it another time with no matte top coat.
And I STILL loved it.
It dries to a shiny finish, and I applied the Seche Vite top coat on it
so that I won't mess it up.
Having said that,
my Seche Vite top coat is getting all goopy in texture,
such a shame.
Anyway here's the swatch:
I used ELF's matte nail polish top coat on top of it.
I'm glad I got to try it out,
but I will not repurchase,
because I'm such an impatient human being
and I hate waiting for the nail polish to dry in between coats
when Essence's nail polishes need a maximum of 2 coats.
Sometimes even just one.
For your reference it costs €2.79.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my second review on Catrice nail polishes :)
FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)