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Catrice – LE Oceana on World Oceans Day

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Catrice LE Oceana is finally available in Kozmo drugstores in Croatia. I bought four nail polishes and eyeshadow. I could hardly wait to see the lipsticks, but I was disappointed.  The looked like the perfect reds on the photos but in reality one was not very pigmented and not red at all and the other one was too pigmented and dry.

After a long wait – first Catrice matte polishes are here. :fju:

Catrice - LE Oceana, bottles

Catrice: LE Oceana

Catrice - LE Oceana

Catrice: LE Oceana

First matte polish is light gray shade named Pebble Beach. It’s quite thick, easy to apply and it works with Konad image plates.  :thumb:

Catrice - LE Oceana, Pebble Beach, swatch

Catrice: LE Oceana, Pebble Beach – two coats

The biggest surprise was matte green polish Sea Of Green. It looked cool and uninteresting in the bottle, but in reality … :love:

I can’t stop looking at it. When Gejba got message that it looks like “Budapest”, I said to my self – I don’t need this polish. Yeah right. :naughty:

Catrice - LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, swatch

Catrice: LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, two coats

Next come two deja vu polishes. First one is Blue Out Of Sea – dark blue as the ocean. First layer was quite watery, but the second one was already opaque. It’s very shiny polish with lots of silver shimmer.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Blue Out To Sea

Catrice: LE Oceana, Blue Out To Sea

Ocean Sunset is simple red polish. It’s easy to apply, but it could still be little thicker. I used two coats. It has creme finish. Nice summer shade.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Ocean Sunset, swatch

Catrice: LE Oceana, Ocean Sunset

The only eyeshadow that went home with me is Sea Of Green: very pigmented, lively green – maybe already little bit on the turquoise side.  The only thing that bothers me is that it’s matte.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, Eye Shadow

Catrice: LE Oceana, Sea Of Green

I decided to play a bit with matte green polish – Sea Of Green.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, comparision

Essence – Meet You in Budapest; Catrice – Sea Of Green + konad with Catrice Pebble Beach + topcoat Essie MAY; Catrice Sea Of Green; Catrice Sea Of Green + CND Effects Gold Prearl

Meet You in Budapest and Sea of Green are not alike. Image made with Pebble Beach was pleasant surprise. I added Essie MAY top coat over the konadicure. CND Effects Gold Pearl covered up most of the image on the pinky. Anyhow – green p0olish is perfect by itself and and I wanted to show you that it would be a shame to upgrade it. :bow:

Did you notice that it’s not as matte as on the ring finger where I used Essie MAY?

There is something else I’m noticing lately in Catrice products – poor print on the eyeshadows/lipsticks/glosses that disappears after a very short time.  It’s quite awkward if product “looses” it’s name.

Last quality problem I had with Catrice:

– gray polish had completely ruined brush, so I took it back to the store and got a replacement. Other polish was not flawless either – I had to cut of too long bristles.

– after I removed the label with declaration, a lot of paint came of with it.

You can see both problems on the bellow photo.

Catrice, Damaged Brush

8 June is the World Oceans Day. Perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that oceans are huge source of life and we have to take good care of it.


  1. Nailderella

    April 26, 2012 at 21:56

    oh my god! I didn’t know these polishes but I LOVE (!!!!!!!) this matte gray and green! <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. ThRiSzHa

    June 11, 2010 at 12:38

    wow!! those are great colors!! Pebble Beach  sea of green i like the most!!

  3. Parisky

    June 10, 2010 at 23:34

    Čudovite flaškice :)

  4. Anchek

    June 10, 2010 at 17:00

    Prva dva sta noro lepa <3
    žal imam sama samo Blue Out Of Sea, ki pa ni nič posebnega :hmm:

  5. Lyra

    June 10, 2010 at 16:07

    ohhh kako so lepi :wub:
    .-= Lyra´s last post … Ciate: Main Stage + Konad =-.

  6. Mylanqolia

    June 10, 2010 at 01:22

    I’d like to see an eye make up with the green e/s! Pls!!! :cute: Btw, the print of my e/s is still on it. No probs so far. :yes:

    • Maestra

      June 10, 2010 at 07:06

      The e/s is mine now. I think it’s gorgeous! I’ll try to do a MU with it soon. ;)
      Great pictures, Mamy!

  7. Tassa

    June 9, 2010 at 20:23

    Zaljubila sem se v Pebble Beach in  Sea Of Green. :wub:
    .-= Tassa´s last post … Essie – Turquoise & Caicos =-.

  8. karamela

    June 9, 2010 at 10:40

    Moder, zele, rdeč :thumb:
    Jaz pa ravno mat senčko iščem tako da upam da se mi bo uspelo dokopati do te. Kako se pa kaj blenda glede na to da je mat?

    • Mamy

      June 9, 2010 at 22:21

      Sem jo že dala Maestri, tako da ti bo ona lahko dala najbolj točen odgovor. Raje imam senčke, ki niso mat.

  9. goga

    June 9, 2010 at 08:31

    Pepple beach in Sea Of Green :wub:

    • kokola

      June 9, 2010 at 10:23

      Res sta krasna… Morem se nekak dokopat do njiju J

  10. Neža

    June 8, 2010 at 20:12

    Sami lepi lakci, super so! Pa tudi senčka ne zgleda slaba… :cute:

  11. Skulda

    June 8, 2010 at 20:05

    I love the green!

  12. you nailed it

    June 8, 2010 at 19:02

    I bought pebble beach too and also thought: nah, I don’t want Sea of green, but I love it on your nails! Luckily essence is coming with a new polish that looks like this in a while. And I had the same problems, the brush is a bit weird and paint came of with taking of the tape.
    lovely blog!

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