Aug 14, 2012

#056: “Steel”s; Catrice’s Brushed Metal Effects

Orly nail Defense
Catrice Steel My Heart (1st: index, 2nd: middle, 3rd: pinky, 2 coats)
Catrice Steel My Soul (1st: index, 2nd: middle, 3rd: pinky, 2 coats)
Golden Rose Nail art lacquer 112 (silver-holographic glitter)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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As other Catrice fans, I was really interested in “Brushed Metal Effect” polishes which is released recently. Many swatches told me it’s good; especially two “steel”s are great to have, then…why don’t get them myself?

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So Steel My Heart and Steel My Soul. Heart is dark grayish brown with multicolor sparkles, and Soul is light taupe with white-golden shimmer. As you can see above, both dry very matte which gives very unique finish.
BUT I like glossy look, and also matte polish with shimmer goes really beautiful when coated by glossy topcoat, so…

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...here comes both of them WITH topcoat! Now shimmers/sparkles come up pretty strong, gives an awesome finish on the nail :D
Then I wanted to add the spice, I did small art which is inspired from amazing mani by makiiiko (BTW her mani is SUPERIOR! Should have a look on her blog, really impressive) ;

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Well, just a simple vertical stripe with glitter, but doesn’t look cool?? I did vertical color a bit too thick so glitter line also went bit thick to cover it; I think much thinner line is much cooler, must be careful next time ;)

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さて先日ぼろくそにいうたCatriceですがw本来本当にいいポリをいろいろ出しているのにたまーにポカするんですなー。そんな中今期の新作で面白いポリが出て来たのでさっそく入手・使ってみましたよ、と。
「Brushed Metal Effect」と銘打たれた独特な仕上がりの2本です。濃い方がSteel My Heart、薄い方がSteel My Soul。名前が駄洒落ていますが仕様です。偶然今まで紹介してきた中に無かっただけで、Catriceは大体が駄洒落ネームです(真顔)
まあそんなことはさておき、シマー・あるいは微細ラメ入りマットポリといったところでしょうか。何がメタルなの?と思わなくは無いですが、とにかく色合いが非常に微妙かつ美しいです。Soulの方はもちろんのことHeartもイカツいかんじにならないのはラメのせいなのか微妙な色合いのせいなのか。トップコートをかけるとシマーががっつり出るようになってこれまた素敵です。……個人的にはトップコートかけた方が好きかな。

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そしてそんな微妙な色合いのベージュ~茶色×2ということでさくっと思い出したのがまきーーこさんのこのネイルでして。そう思ったらもうそれ以外のアートが全く出て来なくなりまして、いっそ真似っこしちゃえ!と開き直った結果がコレです。真ん中の色が太いのはご愛嬌。ラメラインが太いのは真ん中が太くなり過ぎたから。ということでまきーーこさんの素敵クオリティからはかけ離れ過ぎた状態になってしまい大変に申し訳なさ過ぎるのですが、でもやっぱりこういう色でこういうアートってクールな感じにまとまっていいなあ、と思った次第です(^ω^)

10 comments:

  1. I really love the striped effect! Looks very cool! :)

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  2. I just bought 'Steel my soul' an hour ago! Love it!

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  3. Love these two colors! they are so pretty!

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    1. Both are really unique & great <3

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  4. I absolutely need Steel My Soul. It looks so pretty with a top coat!

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    1. It really comes 'up' by topcoat, just great!

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  5. It looks so good glossy! Thank you for getting these for me in the swap, they are beautiful and I haven't seen them near me yet :)x

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    1. I like both finish, it's really fun polish!
      I'm pretty happy that you liked it :)

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