Catherine 267 Passionfruit swatches and review

PR sample

Hi beauties!

Today I would like to show you 267 Passionfruit from the Catherine Pacific Collection. Passionfruit is a beautiful deep purple shimmer colour that is right up my alley!

The challenge was to show the polish in a summery scene, which was indeed challenging as the weather has not been very summerlike so far. But I caught a little bit of sunlight recently, and it was worth it to show the shimmer of this beauty! And for the even more summerly look, I tried a floral stamping and I actually liked how it turned out!

Application was great, two easy coats was all I needed. The wear was satisfying, I got 3 full days out of it. Removal was easy (no staining). So, I’m very happy with this polish and will definitely wear it again!

The pics below show Passionfruit in two coats with one coat of HK top coat.

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Catherine 267 Passionfruit

I hope that summer will be here soon – I desperately need some sun! Happy weekend to everyone!

Thank you, Catherine, for providing Passionfruit!

Colors by Llarowe – Fire Down Below swatches and review

Hi beauties!

I recently killed some lemmings with an order from NailLand but some were out of stock so I experimented a little – and somehow Colors by Llarowe Fire Down Below from her Summer 2016 collection hopped in my cart. I guess it was because I have a thing for holographic and shimmery nudes lately!

CbL Fire Down Below is an ivory-to-beige scattered holo with a strong multichrome shimmer that mostly shows pink, but also gold and copper. I didn’t really like this colour against my skin tone. Nudes can be really tricky! Something about this colour makes it look grey-ish and green-ish on my nails and not very pretty. Too bad because I actually like it, also on other photos of bloggers wearing it, even though they also have rather pale skin. Oh well! Application was easy, I needed two coats for the results below, and added a coat of HK fastdrying top coat. The wear was great! I got 3 full days without any chipping or tip wear before I took it off.

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Thanks for stopping by! Did you already find your perfect nude – maybe even your perfect nude-holo?

OPI Chiffon My Mind Swatches and Review

Hi beauties!

I recently scored some OPI shades at TK Maxx (1 bottle for 4,99 EUR!), one of which was Chiffon My Mind from the 2015 Soft Shades collection. It is a sheer shimmery white. The purple, pink and blue shimmer mesmerized me so I had to take this one home. This kind of 3 coloured glassfleck-y microshimmer gets me every time!

OPI Chiffon My Mind //

Unfortunately, Chiffon My Mind turned out to be very sheer and streaky, so the application was not much fun. It took me three coats to get to the results below, and it was still not perfect. Also, three coats of this plus one coat of HK girl fastdry top coat is a lot of polish to dry. Sometimes it then happens that the Fast Dry Top Coat dries faster than what’s underneath. This is what happend to me: the polish got a little wrinkly on my pinky as you might be able to see on one of the pictures, and I hate that effect.

But I liked wearing it. Very work appropriate, very delicate. Also, I wore this for 3 days without any chipping or tip wear, so it was worth the effort of 3 coats. Chances are I won’t be wearing it any time again soon though, I’m just too lazy for nail polish with 3 or more coats. I might try some layering though, I’m sure it would look very nice over a dark blue creme or over a white crelly in order to reduce the number of required coats. As you can see in the pictures below, the shimmer is visible on the nail, which is great!

OPI Chiffon My Mind //

OPI Chiffon My Mind //

OPI Chiffon My Mind //

I wish this beauty had a better formula. I would probably wear it all the time.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Do you have nail polishes in your stash that you hardly wear because you know the formula is a pain?

Have a great week!