Finally after many weeks of searching I found a Kruidvat store that had the new Catrice polishes! When I was visiting my boyfriend in Leuven I tried all three Kruidvat stores and the one in the Diestsestraat had the new Catrice and Essence collections. They unfortunately didn’t have the nail art rack so I’m still waiting until I find a store that has them. Sadly a lot of the colours on my wishlist were out of stock but here’s what I was able to pick up so far:
From left to right: Apropos Apricot, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, You Belong To Me, Blue Cara Ciao, Pool Party At Night, Sir! Yes Sir!, I Wear My Sunglasses At Night.
In the same order as mentioned above. I’m really pleased with all the colours I was able to get so far. As was mentioned in the comments by Barby, Apropos Apricot is very sheer. It definitely needs one or two extra coats than the other ones which is somewhat disappointing. Despite that it’s a very cute colour. Though my favourite so far is You Belong To Me, it’s the only Essence polish that jumped out at me and to my own surprise it’s very opaque. Thumbs up to Essence! Highly recommend it.
I also really love Blue Cara Ciao and Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy. I thought I was going to love Sir! Yes Sir! but it’s more brown than I thought it was going to be, I was expecting a khaki green along the lines of Chanel Khaki Vert.
The last colour, I Wear My Sunglasses At Night, looks very different than what the press images suggested. The glitters are hardly visible in person which is very sad because they are so beautiful! I took a special close-up image for you guys so you could see. I don’t have a macro lens so I applied the reverse lens technique. I was very surprised when I saw this image on my computer in full size. Looking at my bottle up close I only saw green and pink glitters but as you can see it’s a lot more complex, the glitters are all different sizes too.
Still on my wishlist are:
- Catrice Am I Blue Or Green?
- Catrice Up In The Air
- Essence Bella
- Essence Edward
- Essence Blair
- Essence White Crackle
- Essence Circus Confetti
- Essence Iced Mint Frappé
- Essence Hello Holo
Did you see any of the new Catrice and Essence polishes yet? If so which ones did you buy?
Also, you can expect a huge Catrice post coming up soon once I get the remaining colours on my wishlist. I plan on doing a huge swatch post with all the Catrice polishes in my collection!