Monday, January 24, 2011

Catrice: Swatches and Black Swan Nail Art

Today is the first free day I've had in a while and my room is piling up with stuff I need to clean and organize. I hate how quickly everything has taken a back seat to work. :( 
Anyway, I want to share some polishes I got in a swap with Polishious. I LOVE trying brands that I can't get in the US, it makes everything exciting and new.
Sold Out Forever, From Dusk To Dawn, I Scream Peach!, Plum Play With Me, and It Blue My Mind!.
I was so happy when I got these polishes. All of them are colors I would have picked for myself.

This is 2 coats of Sold Out Forever. This is the polish that got me interested in Catrice so I was happy when  she sent me this polish.

It's a minty green polish with shimmer. It's very pretty and the shimmer was a pleasant surprise.

I wouldn't expect a shimmer in a polish of this color. Very cool.

This is 2 coats of From Dusk To Dawn.

From Dusk To Dawn is a brownish taupe creme. The first coat was streaky, but the second coat even everything out.

It seems like I've come across a lot of taupes lately. They're very classy so it's always a welcome edition!

This is 2 coats of I Scream Peach!.

I Scream Peach! was a very thick polish. It is a coral creme that it could have used 3 coats. I used a top coat to even it out.

The top coat made everything beautiful. :)

This is 2 coats of Plum Play With Me.

This is the perfect purple creme. The first coat was streaky, but the second coat evened out.
Sorry, no close up for this polish! The picture wouldn't upload for some reason.

This is 1 coat of It Blue My Mind!.

It Blue My Mind! is a dark blue shimmer that is very opaque and breathtakingly perfect.


Also, I did some Black Swan nail art that I thought was kind of fun:
The last two fingers are supposed to be swan feathers :).

I had a lot of fun with this. 

I created the black feather by using a black nail art striper and the white feather I created by using a fan brush and white paint.

I created a "bloody feather" with plate BM15.

I simply painted top coat on my middle finger, over the pink polish, and dipped it in craft glitter I ordered from

Creating nail art for this movie was hard, but I wanted to try!

What I used:
Zoya Mia, Sephora by OPI What's A Tire Jack? Matte, Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud, Sally Hansen Cardinal, White Paint, and a nail art striper.


  1. Really like your black swan nail art! Like the way you did the white and black feathers.. It's a great movie IMO :)

  2. I love it! especially the feather one ;p

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  3. I have a lot Catrice polishes and I love them.
    Your black swan manicure is gorgeous. :)

  4. lovely mani :-)
    don't you just love catrice!?

  5. Great swatches, and the black swan nail art is really cute :)

  6. The first three Catrice are actually all dupes for three Chanels, if I remember correctly. At least the green and the peach one are for sure, but i think also the taupe one. And I'd looove to see a full mani of your pinky nail art, I really love the way it turned out!

  7. i love Plum Play With Me and It Blue My Mind!.
    the black swan nail art is really cute as well i stil did not see the movie is it a horror movie????

  8. Love all of the Catrice colors and the manicure!!

  9. wow! I loved all the colours and designs!!! So pretty!!!

  10. That Catrice set is nice. Love your nailart girl...wonderful :D

  11. Creative mani! I still need to see that movie. I still need to see so many movies, but like you say, stuff takes a back seat to work. :)

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for the photos and input on these. :)

  13. Nail Crazy- OMG YES. The formula is awesome!

    Ulmiel- Thanks for the info! I knew the green one was! I was thinking trying that too. :)

    Beauty Shades- It's kind of a thriller!

    Thanks ladies!

  14. Oh my God, that Black Swan nail art is great! Re-traumatizes me from seeing the movie all over again! ;)

  15. I love your Black Swan nail art, especially the two feathers. The movie was so weird, not sure what to make of it, but your manicure is amazing! Very well done!

  16. how gorgeous is this! so glamorous, yet scary, just like the movie =) can't believe I haven't seen this one! =D

  17. For the swan nail art, i love the middle finger!
    it's beautiful..

  18. The catrice swatches are gorgeous! How did you do the ring and pinky of the black swan mani?? LOVE IT!

  19. Kellie- Thank you! I explain in my post how I did both of those nails :)

  20. Hi Rachel. I saw that after I read it again. I got so excited when I saw it that I sent you a comment right away before I read it thoroughly. LOL :)


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