09 August 2012

New Catrice color - Steel My Heart


Yay for finding new Catrice polishes! Last Saturday I found Steel My Heart and George Blueney, yesterday I found Steel My Soul. Today I've got the first one to show to you lovelies!


Steel My Heart is advertised as a polish with Brushed Metal Effect. This means it is somewhat matte, or satin finish in this case. I really enjoy the fact polishes with a different than normal finish are easily accessible and it provides even more color possibilities for the producers.

If you look closely at the bottle I'd qualify this polish as a very dark, brown/purple taupe. It contains lots of pretty sparkly bits and it seems there is a hint of blue shimmer running through the base.

Once you apply the polish the sparkle is easy to spot. I needed 3 coats for an even, opaque result. Because of the semi-matte finish it applies a bit though, it's rather thick but can easily become patchy if you hit the same spot again too quickly. The new Catrice polishes have a big, wide, flat brush with a rounded shape on the end. I'm still not sure if I like the brush, especially because it is almost as wide as the bottle neck meaning you have to be careful about dipping in.

Let's take a look at the polish, shall we?

First up is how it looks after applying, meaning no topcoat added at all.

As I said it looks not flat matte, but isn't shiny either. It has some texture, but doesn't feel gritty like glitters do sometimes.
































Second I painted one nail with a matte topcoat. Now it's easier to tell this really isn't a matte polish. It also falls flat this way, and the sparkle gets dulled.
































After that I painted the same nail with a shiny topcoat.


See how the sparkles becomes even more pretty? Also 1 coat of topcoat is enough to get rid of the texture.

26 comments :

  1. This is beautiful!! It kind of reminds me of one of the new NOPI's that Scrangie posted yesterday!

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  2. Oh wow great job swatching this one! I had a bit of a hard time with it, you clearly didn't ^^

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  3. This polish looks so unique! I love it!

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  4. I bet this is the new finish that Layla calls soft touch! Yay Catrice for releasing some shades 1/4 the price!

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  5. My goodness, this is gorgeous! Reminds me of SpaRitual Sacred Ground.

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  6. I had a hard time swatching this too! I actually love the finish.

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  7. A Girl and Her Polish10 August, 2012 04:24

    OMG! I am dying! This is stunning! I can't wait to see Steel my Soul! ::)

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  8. Wow!! This is an awesome polish! Love these suede type polishes.

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  9. Lovely polish, it's on my wishlist, I'm sad I can't buy Catrice in Sweden

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  10. Interesting and complex polish. I like it best with a shinny topper on it so I can see all the goodies inside.

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  11. Could totally be the same indeed!

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  12. It's a gorgeous polish :).

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  13. Yes they are great! Thanks Angie :).

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  14. Sparkly it is so so interesting!

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  15. UM. I will also require this polish in order for my life to be complete. ♥

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  16. It can be yours if you want :D!

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  17. I need this one as well! Will I be lucky enough to find it?

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