Sneak Peek: Catrice Haute Future for April 2014

Once again Catrice is releasing a space-themed limited edition for spring. The focus here will be on holographic and metallic elements. Unlike the Luxury Lacquers this is a regular edition with eyeshadows, lipsticks, etc. Let’s have a look:

First up three baked eyeshadows. Their square shape reminds me of the Hourglass powders.

C01 Gem Into The Future

C01 Gem Into The Future

C02 iROSEdescent

C02 iROSEdescent

C03 Never Green Before

C03 Never Green Before

Next up is the iridescent liquid liner. If the multichrome translates on the eyes, this thing is really something special.

C01 GaLILACxy

C01 GaLILACxy

Moving on to face products, beginning with the iridescent topper. This is supposed to be a multipurpose liquid highlighter for eyes face and body.

C01 iROSEdescent

C01 iROSEdescent

In the same golden vein follow the blush pearls

C01 iROSEdescent

C01 iROSEdescent

Also part of the collection are two lipsticks.

C01 iROSEdescent

C01 iROSEdescent

C02 Holo Is The New Yolo

C02 Holo Is The New Yolo

But a Catrice LE wouldn’t be a Catrice LE if there weren’t  a couple of nailpolishes in there.

C01 Eletrix Blue

C01 Eletrix Blue

C02 Never Green Before

C02 Never Green Before

C03 iROSEdescent

C03 iROSEdescent

C04 GaLILACxy

C04 GaLILACxy

C05 Gem Into The Future

C05 Gem Into The Future

And last but not least the Holo-flakey topper

C01 Holo Is The New Yolo

C01 Holo Is The New Yolo

My 2 cents:
Well, well, well. Personally I am mostely interested in the nailpolishes (quelle surprise). I am usually no big fan of baked eyeshadows or cream products on my skin. The eyeliner looks interesting, too, and if the multichrome is actually visible on the eye and you have occasions to wear it, I think, this could be really cool. The blush pearls again are not for me. I just don’t like this hybrid of loose and pressed powders and in front of my inner eye I see my cat playing with these and smearing the powder everywhere. Not such a great visual. The purple lipstick reminds me a lot of a lipstick I picked up about two years ago from another space-themed Catrice LE. It is very sheer and has the most amazing holographic bits in the formula. More a layering product and whenever I swatch it again I make a solemn vow to wear it more (it never comes to that but it IS really pretty). Obviously I cannot guarantee you that it is the same, but it sure looks like it.
Here we are. The nailpolishes. From what I read there will be two duochromes, two holos and one with iridescent flakeys mixed in. After the huge success of the Luxury Lacquer holos (NotD’s on the sisterhood blog soon!) which were mindblowing for drugstore polishes, my hopes are somewhat high for these. To me they are THE highlight. Let’s all hope they are true holos.
The duochromes will be fine, I’m sure. The Catrice duochromes have always been solid in the past.

That was a bit of a long 2 cents but you get the gist. I don’t think I have to say again, that Catrice usually great quality and I have yet to find a product that really tanks. So yeah, I really can’t wait to take a look at the collection.
Is there anything you like from this collection? Or doesn’t it tickle your fancy at all? Share in the comments, I would love to hear from you!

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Sneak Peek: Catrice Luxury Lacquers for March 2014

I’ve been a bad beauty blogger, I didn’t share all of the press releases with you that I got. Some of them I will share with you over the next two weeks or so, BUT I am also debating right now whether I should just show you the products I think are worth showing, because these PR posts tend to get really long. Let me know if you are okay with me limiting them or if you want to see the whole deal!

For now, let’s start with the press release that I have been wanting to show you ever since I got it:

Catrice is putting out a collection that I have been waiting for. Every year they release a collection that is made up completely of nailpolishes and they usually put a lot of effort into these collections and come up with fabulous colors, textures and finishes and this time I feel they have outdone themselves yet again! The collection will be up from the beginning of March 2014.

Part 1: Million Brilliance (8 polishes)
These sound like absolute glitter bombs

C01 BRIGHTsmaid

C01 BRIGHTsmaid

C02 Glitz Carlton

C02 Glitz Carlton

C03 Glitterama

C03 Glitterama

C04 The Big Bling Theory

C04 The Big Bling Theory

C05 Walk Of Glitters

C05 Walk Of Glitters

C06 Glitters Are A Girl?s Best Friend

C06 Glitters Are A Girl?s Best Friend

C07 Sweet Glitzteen

C07 Sweet Glitzteen

C08 Glitter Me If You Can

C08 Glitter Me If You Can

Part 2: Sand’sation (8 polishes)
These sound like the p2 Sand Styles, which means not as strongly glittery as the Crushed Crystals that Catrice brought out with the new range but also not matte like the one I got out of some other collection of theirs’.

C01 100 perSAND Real

C01 100 perSAND Real

C02 Maliblue

C02 Maliblue

C03 Sandhopper

C03 Sandhopper

C04 PLUMbeach

C04 PLUMbeach

C05 Strawberry BAYquiri

C05 Strawberry BAYquiri

C06 It's a PINKini World

C06 It’s a PINKini World

C07 TropiCoral

C07 TropiCoral

C08 Waikiki Peach

C08 Waikiki Peach

Part 3: Holomania (4 polishes)
Catrice is doing holo right. I already saw a sneak peek of the holo polishes and they are holos indeed, maybe not as strong as the indie ones but they are proper holos!

C01 Holo Manolo

C01 Holo Manolo

C02 ApHolo 7

C02 ApHolo 7

C03 Holo In One

C03 Holo In One

C04 Plum Me Up Scotty

C04 Plum Me Up Scotty

Part 4: Chameleon (4 polishes)
These are per Catrice duochromes. Duochromes is another thing that Catrice does very well (see especially Berry Potter and Plumbledore from the standard range here).

C05 Chromeo &  Julia

C05 Chromeo & Julia

C06 Chromit & Miss Pinky

C06 Chromit & Miss Pinky

C07 Salmon Salmon But Different

C07 Salmon Salmon But Different

C08 C(h)ome, Leon!

C08 C(h)ome, Leon!

My 2 cents:
I have mentioned before I am excited for these especially the holos, Plumbeach from the Sand’sation ones and C(h)ome, Leon! and Chromio & Julia are tugging on my heartstrings. I can’t wait to see them in person! The quality should be good on these usually there is no big quality difference between collection and standard polishes at Catrice.

Do you guys like any of these? Will you rush out and buy one?

Sneak Peek: Catrice It Pieces/Lala Berlin loves Catrice and Lash Flash for mid January ’14

Today I have something really exciting to share with you: A sneak peek at the products that will join the permanent range of Catrice in spring 2014! The products of these ‘sort of’ limited editions will hit the shelves mid january to february 2014.

Let’s jump right in!

It Pieces/Lala Berlin loves Catrice
I don’t know why exactly but the It Pieces/Lala Berlin feature the same products.

Absolute Eye Color Quattro 100 F'rosen Yoghurt

Absolute Eye Color Quattro 100 F’rosen Yoghurt

Ultimate Colour Lip Colour 320 Kiss Kiss Hibiscus

Ultimate Colour Lip Colour 320 Kiss Kiss Hibiscus

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lip Colour 330 The Lips Are On Fire

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lip Colour 330 The Lips Are On Fire

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 010 Rose-wood If She Could

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 010 Rose-wood If She Could

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 020 Jen and Berry's

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 020 Jen and Berry’s

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 050 Megan Fuchsia

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 050 Megan Fuchsia

Defining Blush 040 Think Pink

Defining Blush 040 Think Pink

Catrice Sun Glow Shimmering Bronzing Powder 010 Shimmering Bronze

Catrice Sun Glow Shimmering Bronzing Powder 010 Shimmering Bronze

Catrice Crushed Crystals 04 Oyster & Champagne

Catrice Crushed Crystals 04 Oyster & Champagne

Catrice Crushed Crystals 05 Stardust

Catrice Crushed Crystals 05 Stardust

Catrice Crushed Crystals 06 Call Me Princess

Catrice Crushed Crystals 06 Call Me Princess

My 2 cents:
I was really excited when I saw that this was already a sneaky peek at the new Catrice range. I love the idea of the crushed crystals polishes, I think they will be a lot like the p2 Sand Styles which I adore, really sparkly but textured. I’m really looking forward to those! The Made to Stay Lip Polishes sound like a dupe for the Rimmel Apocalips/Manhattan Lip Lacquers. The press release says: color of a lipstick, power of a stain and shine like a gloss. Another one that I am really looking forward to. The shimmering bronzer looks gorgeous, too. I can’t wait to see if the sheen really is as fine and buttery as it looks in the pictures. The eyeshadow quad, lipsticks and blush are usually great at Catrice. I am quite certain though that Think Pink and Kiss Kiss Hibiscus were there before or are still there.
So yeah, I’m excited 🙂

Lash Flash

 

Catrice Lash Flash Extravagant Volume Lashes (LE)

Catrice Lash Flash Extravagant Volume Lashes (LE)

Catrice Lash Flash Delicate Extension Lashes

Catrice Lash Flash Delicate Extension Lashes (LE)

 

Catrice Lash Flash Maximized Expression Lashes (LE)

Catrice Lash Flash Maximized Expression Lashes (LE)

Catrice Lash Flash Stunning Lengthening Lashes (LE)

Catrice Lash Flash Stunning Lengthening Lashes (LE)

Catrice Couture Classical Volume Lashes

Catrice Couture Classical Volume Lashes

Catrice Lash Couture Single Lashes

Catrice Lash Couture Single Lashes

Catrice Lash Flash Black Lash Glue Packaging

Catrice Lash Flash Black Lash Glue Packaging

Catrice Lash Flash Black Lash Glue

Catrice Lash Flash Black Lash Glue

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara 010 Black

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara Black

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara 010 open

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara black open

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara Ultra Black

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara Ultra Black

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara Ultra Black open

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara Ultra Black open

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara brush

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara brush

 

My 2 cents:
I am a bit ambivalent about this, because fake lashes stand and fall with the quality. I never had Catrice lashes before, frankly I can’t remember if they ever had proper lashes in a limited edition before. The idea to add fake lashes to the drugstore is good. Now, if these lashes are really worth their money, it’s gonna be great. All the lashes marked with LE are just that limited edition, the single lashes and the Couture Classical Volume Lashes are permanent.
What goes for the lashes goes for the glue. If it is good, we’re gold. It is a black glue, so you better not get it anywhere.
And last but not least the Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara in Black and Ultra Black. Can you say Max Factor False Lash Effect/ Covergirl Lashblast? We’ll see if it is as good as those. If it is AND it removes better, yeah, you guessed it, we’d be gold!

I can’t wait to see these two LEs and I can’t wait to see all of the new stuff for the range. Once again Catrice seems to be on to some great stuff!

What do you think? Yay? Nay? Meh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek: essence Love Letters January/February 2014

I have another essence sneak peek for you and this time I have the deeds for the upcoming Valentine’s Day limited edition named Love Letters.

The limited edition contains an eyeshadow palette, 2 eyeliner pencils, 2 sheer lip balm sticks, a highlighting powder, 4 nailpolishes, a stamping set, blotting paper and a diary and will be available from mid-january to february 2014.

01 ever thine, ever mine, ever ours

01 ever thine, ever mine, ever ours

01 inkheart

01 inkheart

02 grey-headed lovebird

02 grey-headed lovebird

01 rosy in love

01 rosy in love

02 dear peach

02 dear peach

01 love poem

01 love poem

01 rosy in love

01 rosy in love

02 I got a crush on blue!

02 I got a crush on blue!

03 grey-headed lovebird

03 grey-headed lovebird

04 inkheart

04 inkheart

01 I'm on cloud nine

01 I’m on cloud nine

Template of the stamping set

Template of the stamping set

01 paper romance

01 paper romance

Love Letters Diary 01 paper romance

Love Letters Diary 01 paper romance

 

 

My 2 cents:
It’s pretty, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and it is not for me. I like the idea with the focus on vintage-y love letters, the design is lovely, especially with the embossing on the highlighting powder (1 corinthians 13 -yep, I know my bible), but you know me – the darker the better, pastells are usually just not my thing. So if you like it go for it, they put a lot of effort into this and I am sure the quality will be decent as always!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

essence Sneak Peek: Kalinka Beauty and Ice Ice Baby January ’14

As I mentioned in my Sunday Round Up this is the first time I get to share pictures and descriptions of two upcoming essence limited editions with you. I will always keep these seperate from my other posts so that if you are not interested you can just skip them! Let’s get started:

The first LE I get to tell you about is called Kalinka Beauty and will be available in January 2014. It consists of 3 mono eyeshadows, 2 lipcream duos, a blush, 2 eyebrow pencils, 2 hair mascaras, a lipbrush, 4 nailpolishes, a beauty purse and single lashes:

ess. Kalinka Beauty eyeshadow 01

01 from russia with love

ess. Kalinka Beauty eyeshadow 02

02 babushka me

ess. Kalinka Beauty eyeshadow 03

03 green scene

01 meet me @ red square (one side glossy, one side matte)

01 meet me @ red square (one side glossy, one side matte)

02 east side story (one side glossy, one side matte)

02 east side story (one side glossy, one side matte)

ess_KalinkaBeauty_Blush_#01_geoeffnet.jpg

Kalinka Beauty blush (no other name provided)

ess_KalinkaBeauty_EyebrowStyler_#01.jpg

01 babushka me

02 how to be russian

02 how to be russian

ess. Kalinka Beauty Hair Mascara 01

01 east side story

02 babushka me

02 babushka me

ess. Kalinka Beauty Lip Brush

Kalinka Beauty lip brush

ess. Kalinka Beauty Nail Polish 01

01 absolute blue

02 east side story

02 east side story

03 from russia with love

03 from russia with love

04 green scene

04 green scene

ess. Kalinka Beauty Single Lashes

Kalinka Beauty single lashes

Kalinka Beauty make up bag

Kalinka Beauty make up bag

My 2 cents:
I like what I see. I like the colors and this is surely another solid LE. Since essence is targeted at a younger audience eyeshadows and lip products tend to be a little less pigmented which tends to give them a nice sheer quality. If the colors appeal to you I’d take a look. My highlights are the nailpolishes and the lip brush. essence brushes, especially those in the LE’s tend to be great quality for the money. The single lashes and hair mascaras should work nicely for a party look or for the upcoming carneval main season here in Germany. The so-called beauty purse is described as a wallet-type thing with card slots, etc. in the press release, I will definitely take a look at it once the LE hits the stores.

The second LE is called Ice Ice Baby and will be available January – February 2014. It contains 3 eyeshadows, 3 eye pencils, 2 tinted lipbalms, a shimmer powder, 4 nailpolishes, a handcream and a cable clip.

01 do the rittberger

01 do the rittberger

02 junior championship

02 junior championship

03 ice crystals everywhere

03 ice crystals everywhere

01 ice crystals everywhere

01 ice crystals everywhere

02 icebreaker

02 icebreaker

03 ice skates on

03 ice skates on

01 backflip

01 backflip

02 do the rittberger

02 do the rittberger

01 ice skating @ rockefellers

01 ice skating @ rockefellers

01junior championship

01junior championship

02 do the rittberger

02 do the rittberger

03 ice skates on!

03 ice skates on!

04 icebreaker

04 icebreaker

01 let me hold your hand

01 let me hold your hand

01 dancing on ice

01 dancing on ice

My 2 cents:
I have to admit this one speaks a little louder to me than the Kalinka Beauty LE. My highlights are definitely the shimmer powder (if only I didn’t have a ton of those already -.-), the nailpolishes, of which essence says they have holographic shimmer to them, in the pictures it looks more like a duochrome to me, but let’s face it I will either way be all over them, and lo and behold the handcream! In the press release it says the handcream contains shea butter and coconut oil, two of my favorite ingredients. The cable clip also looks like a nice gimmick, it is supposed to tame cable of headphones etc so that they don’t get lost and crumpled in the bag.
The eyeshadows and eye liners are supposed to have a metallic finish and knowing essence they will be solid quality.
Oh, by the way the purple on the shimmer powder is just an overspray, so not too much color effect for this one. I really really like the design of this one! Roll on Ice Ice Baby!

Sneak Peek: Astor Lipbutter 010 Pink Lady, Maybelline Super Stay 7 DaysNail Polish Sea Sunset

Quick info for my German readers: Rossmann hat noch bis morgen 30% auf alle Nagellacke und Lippenstifte (außer essence und rdl young)!

Since my local drugstore had an offer going on and I had been in the hunt for these I treated myself to one of the new Astor Lipbutters. They received awesome reviews. Apparently they are more like Revlon’s Kissable Lipstains than their Lipbutters. I will keep you updated!

Since the offer was also for nailpolishes I caved an bought the fabulous Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Forever Strong Gel Nail Color in 860 in Sea Sunset (quite a mouthful oO). It is described as ‘color changing top coat’, in the bottle it looks like a sheer shimmery blue with a gold and red duo chrome. Can’t wait to try this one!

As a little bonus here is a brief review of the Maybelline Super Stay 7 days etc., etc., nail polish in 125 Enduring Pink that I recently bought. Above you can see it after 6 days of wear with Sally Hansen’s Miracle Cure as a base coat and essence better than gel nails top sealer. It will not make it to the 7 day mark because it has started to chip on me. Other than that it is a lovely polish, opaque in 2 coats, shiny finish in its own, applies evenly BUT it is €4,35 for 10ml, which compared to other drugstore polishes -which perform just as well- is rather pricey.  If you find a color which you love and can’t find anywhere else go for it, other than that go for catrice or essence which come in at roughly half the price.

Hope you liked this impromptu post! Have lovely day everyone!