Catrice - Genius In The Bottle

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Not a "new" shade AT ALL, I know well, but a pretty one for sure.
Both for colour and quality, even if I already own a nailpolish like this (well, two, to be honest), I couldn't leave this one in its stand...

(natural light)

I think this is the most duped colour of 2011/2012, but "Genius In The Bottle" isn't an exact replica of "Péridot", because has a warmer hue as base colour, like brass instead of gold.

(direct sun)

I had to say it has a strongest duochrome effect, you can see green sides almost in any light condition, so you can imagine I really liked this colour :>


These were (I think) two coats, with some touch-up here and there; good coverage, not the fastest drying polish I've ever experienced.

One word for the duration: it lasted like a week almost without any imperfections, just tipwear on some nails, I really can't complain about anything with this nailpolish... Highly recommended :>

(artificial light)

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

New March things... Again, pt. 3 °________°

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And now, the third episode of my shopping suggestions :D

As you know, Essence renewed its collection and made a lot of great products this spring.
As soon as I stumbled accross an updated stand, I grabbed all the items I was interested in which I spotted previously on other blogs:

These are almost €20 of beauty items (an eyeshadow brush too over there) :>
While taking pictures of all of them, I realized I lost that lilac bottle in the foreground (n. 97?), I don't know where it is.

Anyway, here they are:

From left: "A Lovely Secret", lilac with pink shimmer (one of the most original shades of this season from Essence), "Gold Fever" (not a me colour, but I liked the small dark gold glitter, even if there are some red too :D ), "Passion For Fashion" (dupe of Kiko n. 333, oh well -.-)
The lacking lilac (lol) I guess is another dupe of another lilac Kiko I bought in the past... Maybe n. 338?

Next, we have the new (for Essence, duo polishes are as old as Methuselah) duo-trio Nail Colour³.
I picked them just for the shades you see in the picture below:

From top to bottom: the chunked-flakies-in-a-raspberry-syrup-base "Party All Night Long" (name of the duo: n. 02 "Shopping Trip In Soho"): how beautiful? To the naked eye i'ts brighter and pink-er, not as dark, but it's way different from "Princessorize", which is a HOT pink base.
Othe half is a Barbie pink with a Barbie pink shimmer >.<

In the middle, I tried to show you the stunning shimmer of "Ticket To The Show" (same name of the duo, n. 06); balck base with multicoloured shimmer, I hope it will show well on nails :>
Other half is something very similar to a Fontana Contarini one, the second from the left you can see here. Or a lighter version of "Gold Old Buffy"? I think you get it.

Last, probably a dupe of  Nfu-Oh n. 52, which is my favourite Nfu-Oh even if I don't have it :D So, when I saw these 4ml of  beauty, I fell in love istantly. It's called "City That Never Sleeps" and it's the duo n. 01, "midnight Date"; I have to say the other half of this duo ("Midnight Date") is great too, as it's a saturated dark blue with subtly duochrome shimmer. ♥

Finally, flakies top coat arrived in Italy too, so I picked it, useless to point that out :D

Next, Kiko released its summer collection (even if we have autumn right now, to be honest), you can see it here, but I have to say that polishes aren' that great, for me at least, you know why...
BUT there's a blue, and I can' resist it:

Kiko called these "duochromes", I think these are sure "chromes", not always "duo" :D
This blue, n. 398, is a dark indigo chrome blue with almost black edges and a subtle purple side - I don't think it will show on nails...
I wanna warn you it's a little on the sheer side (I guess three coats at least, we'll see it later), but I don't have anything like that and probably tomorrow I will find the most pigmented blue-with-dark-edges by another brand, but who cares :D

Last, my Swiss-nailpolish-partner Lisa got me two of the "new" Catrice top coats, together with a couple of little cute things :>

Top part of the picture, from left: C05 "Return Of Space Cowboys", gunmetal base filled with colour-changing micro-chunkies-glitters ♥ ♥ and a bottle of Sinful Colors "Let Me Go", which I always wanted, but always read as well about its terrible quality; since she had it for swap, I decided to take it for frankening purpose, let's see if I'll get something good out of it :D

Bottom part of picture, from left: Lisa made me a surprise present and included in the packet one of the new Deborah Scarabèe n. 70 "Twinkle Star", a champagne metal-chrome with a blue-green side - see the swatch here by Stregalice - thank you!
On the right, C06 "Godfather Of Pearl", a stunning mix of lighter micro-chunkies-glitters in a semi-milky base; I noticed that glitters are almost the same of  "Return Of Space Cowboys", but they surely contain something more, like tiny silver glitters which make "Godfather Of Pearl" lighter and a little more luminous.

Will these top coats arrive in Italy too? I still don't know, that's why I asked Lisa to get me them, as we say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure :D

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Wibo - n. 355 + Essence - Princessorize

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Et voilà, how to get a STUNNING colour out of a GREAT one? By adding a sheer little gem!

(artificial light, MOST TRUE TO LIFE!)

I mean, do you see the purple I obtained?
It was so... purple my camera almost freaked out :D

(artificial light)

That's why "Princessorize" is a HOT pink jelly, a little colder than my picture shows (impossible to catch the exact shade of pink for me), and when you layer it over a blue, like in this case, you get a VIBRANT purple :>

(artificial light)

Look a t the dark edges ♥
Clearly, all the glitters and little chunks contained in "Princessorize" are way more beautiful in real life, and camera can't picture all their deepness in one shot.
First picture I put in the post shows a little how the glitters become red at certain angles *_____________*

(artificial light)

I think the metallic-foil Wibo helped this combo a lot, the blue was visible under neath the glitter layer.


Unfortunately, I couldn't take any pictures in direct sun, and the one above was the only good shot in daylight, but I think you can see pretty well the deepness of this purple ;>
I love layerings :D

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Wibo - n. 355

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First of all, let me say you I HATE this new Blogger version, it doesn't work as it should and you have to adjust things (text, pictures) every minute.

Anyway, some days ago I tried this great blue Sabbatha sent me: in the bottle it doesn't show all its beauty...

 (artificial light)

On the nails, it's a true metallic, almost chrome, nailpolish, I don't have anything with this texture :> 

Maybe is this a true foil nailpolish?


What you see on my thumb nail aren't bubbles, it's just the metallic reflection of this Wibo. So saturated!

These are two, smoooth coats, it's very pigmented and, for what I can remember, it dries pretty fast.
Do I have to repeat that Polish polishes are the best? <3

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

New March things... Again, pt. 2 :P

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Hello again :>

Fortunately I found a little time to write second part, but I have to admit I already have a part three, at least :° :D

Ok, you might have noticed the picture below, so words are useless to us nailpolish fiends:

This is Layla "Green Galaxy" (from the same range of "The Butterfly Effect"), and don't be fooled by the picture, its jelly base isn't teal, but PURE AWESOME green, so green my camera made the hexs a little tealish. ♥ ♥

Do you remember I said italian cosmetic world gets better and better lately? Well, finally flakies came here, I imagined a large container of flakies arriving by the sea :D, and many brands picked a part of it; after Layla, now it's the turn of Deborah, which even gave us the blue flakies!!!11

Orange bottle contains our classic orange-green combo, while the lilac one is the blue-green combo ♥

Next, the obligatory purchase :D (just in case you don't have a third or fourth bottle of this colour...) (no, I don't have four, I own the Sephora one only :D ) (two bottles of it é__è )

Catrice "Genius In The Bottle" looks a little warmer from the swatches and comparisons I've seen in other blogs, so, well, technically isn't a true dupe.

But it's Spring! Even if temperature falls from like 25°C to 14°C, I wanted some lighter colour, so I picked these two cheap choises:

Essence "Viva La Green" (a tad darker than Essie's "Turquoise & Caicos", damn!) and NYC n. 264 "Lincoln Square Lavender", which is not a lavender, as you can see if you don't have a disease in your eyes; it's a very nice dusty-but-not-dull cold rose. I like it and wanted a pink like this from a long time!

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)