Thursday, August 23, 2012

Catrice ~ Dirty Berry


Catrice ~ Dirty Berry  
Dusty purple base with holo effect

The name suits this polish perfectly: The base colour is a dirty looking purple. There’s a scattered holo effect as well, but the sun wasn’t out when I took the pics, so I can’t document that, even though I would have loved to.

The formula was very easy to work with, and it took two very easy coats to reach full opacity. Not bad for a pale colour like this one!

Two coats, no top coat, indoor shot:


On to the next step: Sponging! I used P2 “Purple Sky” from the collection “Deep water love”, which I bought in a blog sale. Hurray for blog sales!

I taped around my nails and sponged the tips with “Purple Sky”. Purple Sky is a beautiful warm, shimmery purple. I think those two purples look great together, even though they are very different.

Here’s how that looks like. There’s still no top coat involved, ‘cause there’s more to come…


Then I added the last thing, the bling! I chose Spoiled “Trust Fund Baby”, which is a clear base with pink, turquoise, black and gold glitters. I tried to get as little glitter on the brush as possible, in order to not let it take over the complete mani. I still wanted the gradient to be visible!

Here’s that last step, and how the mani ended up looking like. Still no top coat – I added that later, after I had taken the pictures.


Catrice ~ Dirty Berry 
Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 6/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: Yes

32 comments:

  1. Great Nail Design! Love it :)

    xoxo

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  2. I've never heard of this brand! Very interesting color I like it! <3

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    1. Thank you :) I find my Catrice and P2 polishes in Germany, and get my Spoiled polishes from swaps with US girls. :)

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  3. All though I love the result, it changes Dirty Berry completely LOL - but nice result, as I said!

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    1. I don't think I'd ever wear Dirty Berry on it's own. It's too "dusty" for me - you know I love the wow effect :D

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  4. Oh my, that glitter polish is stunning. Dirty Berry is one of my favourite polishes.

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    1. I love Catrice's polishes, and am glad I bought this one. And the Spoiled glitters - they're all amazing :)

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  5. this is very pretty! i've seen Dirty Berry everywhere and im envious! i want it soo bad! :)

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    1. Thank you :)
      I can't remember if I've got an extra bottle of it at home. I'll check and get back to you ;)

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  6. Pretty, but I like Dirty Berry better on its own :)

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    1. I totally understand that, because it's true what Maria said up there: The glitter changes the look of Dirty Berry completely. :)

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  7. Wow, love the sponge effect with the Purple Sky polish. You always find the best combos!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy to hear that you think that! :)

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  8. I'm not a fan of this polish. I think it looks amazing in swatches but on my nails it was an awful let down :( I love P2 though :D

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    1. I always check out what P2 is up to when I'm in Germany because I really like their polishes :)

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  9. Love the result with bling :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm always up for some bling! :)

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  10. Beautiful! Dirty Berry is my fave Catrice ever! Love the glitter on top too =)

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    1. Thank you! I think my favourite Catrice may be Heavy Metallilac! :) And glitter is always welcome on my manis :)

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  11. I love the final mani! (and Dirty Berry too :) )

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  12. I like the final result, with the gradient and the small scattering of glitter! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks :) I didn't want the glitter to take over completely, and I really think it worked!

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