Hey there! D is today's ABC Challenge and I'm showing a swatch of Dirty Berry by Catrice. DB is another bottle I got in a swap with Criminal Nails! Catrice is not available in the US, so this is extra special to me. This light purple polish has some micro holo glitter in it. However, it's not a very strong holo, and tends to only show up in super bright sunlight, which we hardly are getting these days... cold, dark, winter. Although the last two days have been unseasonable warm, but today it's really cloudy and going to thunderstorm with tornado watch... so I might lose power. UGH! Oh and the temperature is going to drop 30 degrees so now we can all get sick from the wide temperature swings. Nice~!
Anyhow here is two coats of Catrice, DB.
Also, I went up to Sally's the other day and picked up this bottle of Rush top coat on a whim. It was on sale for $3.99 for one whole ounce! I've only tried this top coat once but what I can say so far, is that it dries to touch in one minute and after 10 minutes I was able to go about my business. Impressive! This might become one of my top coats that will be in regular rotation.
There's a smaller bottle, but this one was on sale, so that's why I got it. Since the bottle is big, the brush is really long and weird to work with. I probably just need to get accustom to using it. Lastly the formula is a bit runny so I got top coat all over the place and had to do a second cuticle clean up. Ooops. Now that I know that, the next time I use this top coat, I'll just be more careful.
Below are the ingredients. I think ingredients are important. Whenever I see a cosmetic review (same goes with food) and the ingredients are left out, I say in my brain, "minus 5 points out of 10"! I can not completely evaluate a product without knowing what's in it. With nail polish I just look for the big four, DBP, toulene, formaldehyde and camphor... no big deal, since most nail polishes are big three or four free these days anyways. With skin products however, I do look for petroleum based products, sodium lauryl sulfate and synthetic perfumes, mostly, and will avoid those. I look for other stuff too, but those are the basics.
Here's how the room is coming along. Take two steps backwards. We painted one coat of Benjamin Moore's Cream Silk and it turned out to be a very light yellow, lemony yellow.... At the first brush stroke I knew I didn't like it. My husband said, well just paint one wall and see. So we ended up painting the entire room, and spent two days evaluating it. Oh boy, we could not convince ourselves to like it. So one day of labor and $100 worth of paint down the drain, not literally, just figuratively.
Below is the paint chip, second to the top, Cream Silk. I thought it would be a warm white, not a light lemon color.... so we shall see. Benjamin Moore has 140 different shades of white to choose from so its a daunting task, to say the least.
Well that's it for today. Next I'll show you what color we ended up with.