I am back! I needed to just take a month away from everything. Its been a tough couple months with work (i’m a full time travel agent) as well as looking for a place to buy. I just needed to check out and take some personal time. In that time i started reading more books and it relaxes me so much.
Today i’ll be starting my return with a gorgeous new collection from the revamped range of ICONail’s Gel Lacquer’s from Catrice.
The Brown Collections makes up 4 colours (on there International website it shows 5 colours) available in South Africa
This new collection falls under the fairly new ICONails Gel Lacquer range, with a new design to the bottle and removable cap that allows easier application. This range is enriched with Acai Oil and provides a high shine gloss finish. I love that this range has rose gold caps – i am obsessed with this colour lately
Ok lets get started….
(01) Fashion Addicted is a milk chocolate brown shade with hints of a silvery gold shimmer. Its very noticable in the bottle but not so much on your nails unless the sun hits it just right then you can notice the shimmer. My second favourite colour in the collection. The formula was easy to work with and was full opacity with 2 coats.
(02) Sophisticated Vogue is a lighter cappuccino metallic shade with a hint of bronze in the undertone. This formula was also slightly streaky and maybe a little too light for my skin tone. Here i also applied 2 coats.
(03) Goddess of Bronze is a full out, bright as day metallic copper shade and honestly worn alone not my favourite colour but if worn with one of the darker colours (01/04) then it works. I found the formula a bit streaky but nothing a top coat can’t fix. The colour is very pigmented with just 1 coat but i applied 2 coats.
(04) Unmistakable Style is a rich and beautiful chocolate brown with hints of coppery red shimmer, you notice it more in the bottle and not so much on the nails. This is my favourite colour of the collection. The formula was very easy to work with, there was no streakiness and for full opacity i applied 2 coats.
All the colours can be sealed with the ICONails Gel Lacquer Top Coat for optimal staying power.
A bonus with this range – its completely VEGAN. The colour lasted 7 days without chipping as promised by Catrice and overall i am very happy with this collection. Catrice never seems to disappoint and honestly with a price tag of only R 59.99 per bottle from Dis-Chem (i’m not sure yet if Red Square or Pick n Pay are stocking them yet) and the quality your are getting this is a steal! My favourite brand at the moment when it comes to nail polishes.
This range is very Fall / Autumn orientated but hey, why put yourself and a colour range in a box. Get creative, pair it with other colours. Have Fun!
Hope you all have a great week