Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Catrice Petropolitan - swatches and review

Today it's Green Wednesday and I'm going to show you an amazing greenish polish from Catrice which I got from my sweet dear friend Goldie who bought it for me at Mallorca. Catrice is unfortunately not available in Sweden :(

Petropolitan has a petrol green base which is packed with blue and multicolored glass flecks. The blue ones are most visible and the multicolored ones were very camera shy but they are there and they do follow on the nails! Look at the bottle and you'll get an idea on how it looks live.



GOOD TO KNOW:

Type of polish: Cream/glass flecks.

Color: A dusky petrol green with blue and multicolored glass flecks.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Easy to apply BUT I got tip wear almost immediately even though I painted the free edges with polish. I forgot to paint the free edges with the top coat though. Perhaps that was what I did wrong? But the tip wear was visible even before I started using the top coat...

Brush: Very good! No complaints.

Top Coat: Yes, one coat. 

Color accuracy in pictures: Accurate. The glass flecks are more visible live though.

Grade: 3/5

This is a very pretty color but because of the almost instant tip wear I gave it a three. If it hadn't been for the tip wear I'd definitely have given it a four! The color and the glass flecks are beautiful! And I love that name! As a big Sex and the City fan I think it's fantastic! For non SATC fans I can inform you that the girls drink a lot of Cosmopolitans ;)

How do you like Petropolitan?
Are you a SATC fan?

22 comments:

  1. Hi Pet, I love Petropolitan on you - beautiful!!! And of course I was a big SATC fan back in the day!!!! Carrie would have loved this polish!!! Unfortunately Catrice is hit or miss formula wise, they are totally unpredictable. I experienced the same issue and tried it over other base coat - it did help, still the weAr was between misly and poor :-( bummer this polish is gorgeous - viele Küsschen xxx

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    1. Hi Süsse!! Thank you! <3 I'm still a big SATC fan ;) On Swedish channel 3 they show two episodes every week night - and I usually watch them all all week :) I don't mind that I've seen them a zillion times before!
      I didn't know Catrice was either hit or miss?! The ones I've tried have been all hits (except this one) so I assumed all were hits... Such a shame for such a pretty green :/
      Viele Küsschen!! xxx

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    1. It's lovely! Such a shame about the tip wear...

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  3. What a gorgeous shade! It looks lovely on you, such a pity the wear is so poor. Otherwise, the flecks give a pretty effect.
    baci! xx

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    1. Ciao Nati! Yes, the shade and flecks are gorgeous! The wear less gorgeous... ;)
      Bacioni! xx

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  4. Näpp, jag är inte SATC-fan men lacket däremot gillar jag. Fast det här att det krymper redan innan du ens hunnit lägga på överlack låter inte kul.

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    1. Man kanske kan uppskatta namnet utan att vara SATC-fan...? ;) lol!
      Lacket ÄR fint, synd på krympet som sagt.

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  5. Gorgeous shade and beautiful glass flecks! :-)

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    1. I agree! The formula is a disappointment though...

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  6. What a coincidence, I swatched the exact same polish today :D

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  7. Väldigt fint! Önskar de gick att få tag i online.

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    1. Önskar jag med! Som tur är har jag en som kan langa från Schweiz ;)

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  8. Vackert! Gillar dimmigheten i det.

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  9. Det här ser riktigt snyggt ut, jag gillar verkligen skimret i det!

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    1. Glass flecksen är underbara! Försökte förmedla känslan med den extrema närbilden :)

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  10. SATC var en bra serie. Lacket är lite för dammigt för min smak. Men Cosmopolitans är ju alltid goda förstås:)

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    1. Det är fortfarande en bra serie tycker jag ;) och Cosmopolitans är alltid trevligt :)

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