Shop The Stash Sundays – NOTD – 1.5.16

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Today in my manicure I am wearing Catrice’s Denim Divine Limited Edition Nail Lacquer in Women’s Cut

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I picked up this shade after noticing the Catrice stand in my local pharmacy had finally got in the new Denim Divine limited edition makeup collection, a range I featured in my Denim Inspired Nails post if you haven’t checked it out.

 

 

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I love the shades in this collection (pictured above), from Dark Denim Blue – a deep midnight blue, Fabricot– a fresh coral, Women’s Cut – a bright red, Comfort Fit – a subtle almond brown and Gold Miners – a gorgeous soft nude, these polishes definately offer a nice variety of everyday colour.

I had my eye on some of the shades, so when I finally got chance to check out the shades in person I picked up some polishes to test them out.

The first shade I decided to give a go was this tomato toned red, in the shade Women’s Cut, which I was dying to try as I don’t own too many red’s with this warm orangey tone. A perfect excuse to add more polish into my stash!

I fancied a bit of a colour change, I’ve been wearing so many cooler toned polishes on my nails this month and decided to use this warmer shade in my manicure today.

 

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On application this shade is definately a glossy jelly formula, which needs to be built up as it’s quite sheer. I noted for decent coverage and to avoid seeing my visible nail line through the polish, I needed 3 coats of polish. I didn’t mind applying 3 coats but it’s not ideal, I guess I am used to getting better coverage with less. Maybe not the polish to apply if you are short for time!

The polish formula was also quite runny and I had to brush off the excess quickly and then apply the polish to avoid pooling and making a mess of my mani. The brush was is a rounded wide style brush, which made application slightly easier, I dread to think what it would have been like with a thinner brush. On a positive note the polish did dry reasonably quickly and left a lovely glossy nail, even without top coat.

 

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Overall I am a fan of the polish shade but I am not keen on this polish formula. I can think of other shades in my collection which are similar but much easier to work with and have much better coverage.

For dupes of this shade, Essie’s Sunshine State of Mind and Guerlain’s Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour polish in Fire Bow are definately in that red toned orange realm with the gloss factor and much better polish formula.

 

I haven’t gotten round to swatching any of the other shades to comment on their formulas, but I’m pretty sure they are more creme or crelly shades than jelly’s. So fingers crossed they are a bit easier to apply and won’t need as many coats for coverage. I will update this post when I do get chance to test all the shades out.

 

This shade however is holding up pretty well, especially given the price point. I can forgive a lack lustre formula if I didn’t spend the earth on it. I do love that Catrice are able to come up with these limited edition makeup ranges, adding so many various colours and polish finishes frequently throughout the year to their line and are so affordable to pick up and update your nails. I have had some lovely shades from them lately so I can forgive this formula as the finish is lovely!

 

 

If you do like the look of these Catrice Denim Divine polishes, including the shade in my NOTD, they are limited edition shades which are only available till the middle of May from all good Catrice stockists priced at €3.50 each. If you want these polishes, pick them up sooner rather than later!

 

 

What do you think of my NOTD? Do you have any shades in your stash similar to my shade? What are you currently wearing on your nails today?

Let me know what you think down below in the Comments.