Friday, 12 August 2011

Catrice Mermaiden

Hello everyone,

Today I'm going to show you another Catrice from my swap with Stephanie form So Nailed. This is a superb purple/green duo-chrome, in a gorgeous silver base.
The formula is absolutely great. It applies like butter and needs two coats for full opacity. The only thing I dislike is the brush strokes which are a little too visible for my taste. But, in all, this is a great polish!
In the following I'll show the polish in different lights, so you'll get the impression it's not the same polish! But it is!
Here I'm wearing 2 coats of Catrice Mermaiden, no top coat:
In the shade

And in the sun. Yup, it's the same polish ;D

Still the same LOL ;D

Yet again, in the sun, still the same ;D

Here you can see both colours on the nails:

And then I thought I'd like to see how Catrice Mermaiden compares to OPI Not Like the Movies (from the Katy Perry collection)! So I put 3 coats of OPI Not Like the Movies on my middle and on my pinkie, keppeing the 2 coats of Catrice Mermaiden on my index and ring.

As you can see, the colours are mainely the same, only Not Like the Movies has some silver shimmer in it, while Iron Mermaiden has not.
Also, Not Like the Movies applies really well and builds up very well too, and you don't get any brush strokes marks at all.

I'm not sure which one I prefer... Iron Mermaiden needs only 2 coats for full opacity and teh formula is a dream to work with, but has got brush stroke marks and no shimmer ...

Which one do you prefer???

Thank you so much for watching!

See ya soon!


  1. You've really captured the duo-chrome in this one!

  2. I have Iron Mermaiden and I love it :D OPI is 4 times more expensive than Catrice in Poland >_< The choice is easy ;)

  3. I really like this color . It kind of remind me of Wet 'N Wild's Greys Anatomy .

  4. @Biba: Thanks! ;)

    @hatsu-hinoiri: You are so right! ;D Love the little kitty you've got in your profile pic!

  5. @Toyomi: Thank youuu! <3 I never had a Wet'n Wild polish... maybe i should try out one...

  6. I like not like the movies better and I agree with toyomi iron mermaiden reminds me of grays anatomy .

  7. @Sandra: Thank you, sweetie!

    @♥beauxs mom: Ohm I gotta go see how this Grays Anatomy look like ! You people made me curious ;D LOL

  8. color looks great, thanks for the comparison, I have not like the movies but havent used it yet, now I want to go home and put it on LOL... I also have Grays Anatomy and it does look like it too...

  9. No problem, sweetie! I'll watch for your next post then ;) Hugs!!!

  10. I really love this polish. Your photos are AWESOME!

  11. Thank you so much!!! <3 <3 <3

  12. lovely color cristina,
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  13. Thank you, Indgal! Thank you for following me! ;)


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