Hi friends!! Let's get to the nail mail first, since that's the whole reason this post exists. I recently did a swap with the amazing and lovely Christine at Polished Marvels, and after a small amount of post office anxiety, a package arrived at my doorstep yesterday morning. Talk about curing my flu blues, my friend spoiled me to pieces!! ♥♥♥
Included are two more of my beloved Peridot dupes (sorry to you gals bored to tears with those, but those swatches are imminent, lolol), some Europe exclusive Essences, a whole slew of Catrices, and another Max Factor (because she knows I love those ♥). It was hard to decide which to wear first, but this gorgeous Catrice creme, Blue Cara Ciao, jumped out at both me and C. Sadly, I could not get a color-accurate shot to save my life but I'm going to show you these, anyway.
Yum. I love my holos, duochromes, glassflecks, and jellies but nothing's as pretty in my book as a smooth, glassy creme. Blue Cara Ciao is a vivid and saturated azure blue with a touch more green than my photos show. The Catrice brush is similar to WetnWild's Megalast, but a little thinner, not so tapered, and not all ragged like WnWs tend to be. Application is an absolute breeze. I used two coats here. I'm stoked to have more of these European beauties in my collection and I can't wait to try out the rest of my new polishes!
Thank you again, so, so much, Christine :) :) Way to make a girl feel better. ♥