Friday, 12 April 2013

Catrice Dirty Berry - swatches and review

Today it's cloudy and rainy outside my window. Yesterday late evening I applied this holo polish hoping to take pictures of it in the sun the day after, i.e today. But there was no sun today :( Nevertheless, it's Holo Friday today and I still want to show you the wonderful lilac Catrice holo polish Dirty Berry! :)

I took these pictures in halogen light which is fairly close to sunlight. It's not the strongest holo effect in this polish but it doesn't always have to be super strong rainbows for it to be a beautiful holo. That is the case with this one. I really like that you still can see a lot of the dusty pale lavender lilac base colour.

You can't get Catrice polishes in Sweden so I feel very lucky to have got this one through a swap with the fantastic Christine at Polished Marvels!

Beautiful even in daylight! :D


Type of polish: Holographic.

Colour: A dusty pale lavender lilac with a slight holo effect.

Opacity: Very good! This is two coats.

Formula: Excellent! A very nice formula which is very easy to apply.

Brush: Excellent! It's very thick (like Isadora's wide brushes) but I love that! :D

Shine: Very shiny on its own but I have one coat of Seche Vite top coat in these pictures.

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Accurate! I'm very pleased with these pictures actually both colorwise and holoeffectwise :) What you see is what you get! ;)

Grade: 5/5 :D

Lilac doesn't normally suit me but I don't think this one looks too bad to my skin tone actually. Maybe because it has holo in it ;) I'm such a sucker for holo polishes! Yesterday I ordered five more holos... I can't wait to try them on :P
I really wish we could get Catrice in Sweden because the ones I have tried have been great! 

How do you like Dirty Berry?
What do you think of polishes that doesn't
have a super strong holo effect?


  1. mmm det här var ett super snyggt lack <3 Fin lila ton som är lätt att bära :)

    1. It's a lovely shade of lilac and the formula is superb! :D

  2. <3 I just love holo finish :)

  3. Hallo meine Süsse, this looks AWESOME on you!!!! I just loooooove it!!! Not to mention how happy I am that you like it :-)!!! Phew I am so glad Catrice is not available with you - makes shopping for you SOOO easy - LOL!!! Get ready for some more Catrice <3!!! I plan to wear a holo tomorrow - we should get some sun and I have a whole bunch of untrieds - LOL - have a wonderful evening - I hope you are doing well and xxx (Kyss in Swedish, right? I googled the word ;-))

    1. Hallo Liebling! Thanks! Yes, I like it a lot!! It's beautiful and unique in my collection! I hope you will show the holo you'll be wearing on your blog?! :D
      I'm having an evening in tonight and I'll go to bed fairy early because I'm working tomorrow and I'll have to get up at 7 am...
      Küsschen is kyss that is correct!! :D But we say Puss (which is more of a light kiss if you know what I mean ;)) I'm impressed that you Googled it! :D Puss! xxx

  4. wow really looks great with your skin tone.

  5. Jättefint lack! Vi saknar solen här i Jönköping idag med :( Man har verkligen blivit bortskämd med fint väder det senaste.

    1. I love this polish! I don't have anything like it in my collection!
      Hopefully we will have full spring soon here in Sweden :)

  6. Jättefin färg och härligt vårigt :-)

  7. I love Catrice Dirty Berry! It's one of my top 10 favourite polishes! :-)

  8. Dammigheten gjorde lacket:)


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