Swatches, review & nail art Catrice limited edition Check & Tweed

Beauty, Nail art, nail polish, Reviews, Swatches
Today I bring you Catrice limited edition Check & Tweed.
From left to right:
C01 London Calling
C02 England’s Rose
C03 Mind The Red!
C04 Brit Chick
C05 Hyde In The Park
 
Catrice: “Style Check. These colours with ultimate coverage are the ideal companions in the autumn season and an absolute must for stylish nails. Modern hunting green and grey-blue meet upon classic rusty red, camel and soft rosé – all with a pearly finish. The extra-broad reservoir brush captures just the right amount of polish needed for one nail and offers perfect results without streaks.”

Swatches

Pictures are all taken outside without flash.
It showed the colors most truly but there are some irritating reflections/shadows in the pictures…try to not see them please  ;-P
C01 London Calling
 
London Calling is a grey-blue that could work great for jeans mani’s.
C02 England’s Rose
England’s Rose would be the soft rosé color. For me it’s a soft salmon color or a pinkish nude.
C03 Mind The Red!
Mind The Red! is a brown/red. I’m not sure if Catrice is describing this polish as being the rusty red or the camel color,
For me this color looks like the color of red brick.
C04 Brit Chick
Brit Chick is a dark brown with red and a bit of purple undertones.
It reminds me of grapes.
C05 Hyde In The Park
Hyde In The Park is a forest dark green.

Review

Application:
Let’s start with the worst and most frustrating part of this collection: the brush.
It’s indeed extra-broad but the shape of the brush doesn’t make apllication easy.
This is not new for Catrice. The brushes have been like this for a while now but I still can’t get used to it.
Coverage:
Let’s say that the coverage totally makes up for the poor brush.
These were all one coaters!
Or two thin coats as you please.
Colors:
Nothing really special.
The colors are prefect for fall!
My personal favorites are C01 London Calling and C05 Hyde In The Park.
Finish/effect:
Catrice is talking about a pearly finish.
For me it’s more a silver/metal shimmer.
Pearly is sweet. Metal is more rough and this is more rough IMAO.
The shimmer however is very subtle and with some lacquers more noticeable than with others.
Finish is not textured but not 100% smooth and glossy either.
All swatches are without topcoat but I do recommend the use of it as it makes the colors more vivid and shows the shimmer better.
Verdict:
Beautiful fall colors but for me it doesn’t have the “WOW-factor”.

Nail art

I had a beautiful tweed pattern in mind fo my nail art.
But after several attempts, I was done with it.
I ended up with something simular but not totally as I had imagined.
It’s all free hand and with the use of the lacquers from this collection.
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2 thoughts on “Swatches, review & nail art Catrice limited edition Check & Tweed

  1. I absolutely adore this brand. I’ve tried many polishes and just one disappointed me because it stained my nails. I can say that it’s in my top 5.
    Great swatches and also amazing design.

    Btw, I wanted to congratulate you for the job you do with the blog and also taking care of your 4 kids!! (I’ve just seen the description on your Google+ account, I didn’t knew until now that you’re a mother)

    Kisses.

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