Friday, 22 April 2011

Adorned Nails: Catrice Purplelized



Purplelized is a relatively new polish from Catrice. It was one of those polishes that I knew I had to have when I first saw it at Kruidvat (a Dutch drugstore chain). There's something very charming about the silvery purple. It imparts both a vampy vibe and a metallic-y futuristic space-age feel, me thinks.

You're looking at two coats. The first two photos were taken indoors under normal lighting.


In the next two photos, you can see Purplelized totally flaunting its dense silver microglitters in sunlight. Gorgeous!



Application: Superb. Drying time: Fast. Durability: Average. Price: €2.49.

A cool, quality nail polish at a budget-friendly price. Honestly, this one really puts some high-end overpriced ones to shame.


More information:
Catrice website

23 comments:

Toesthattwinkle! said...

What a gorgeous shade!

나니 said...

SUCH a gorgeous color! And super opaque as well! : D

Lolipop said...

Fantastic color! I can't believe that such a nice polish actually costs less than 3€!!

sugar sugar said...

your nails remind me of eggplant in a good way! you always have the most gorgeous nails dear. :)

Appu said...

Pretty shade! I wanna try something from Catrice...sounds like a super affordable, great quality brand :)

Jo said...

A beautiful, unique shade!

Karla Michelle said...

hmm,. this proves that quality does not always equate to being pricey! :)

-(and being pricey doesn't always guarantee quality too.)

Happy Weekend to you! :)

Camy said...

What a beautiful color!

Vonvon said...

That is a nice elegant shade. Very glam.

Adis said...

Purple and silver... my favourite colours :o! I have to remember to keep an eye out for this polish ^^.
(Also, totally envious of people with long nails right now :(. Mine are all broken and short :(! Prolonged exposure to seawater is disastrous for nails *sniffles*)

BellasUnhaseCia said...

Gorgeous color!

Muito bonita essa cor...
Uma cor sóbria, a cara do inverno...!
beijos

Witoxicity said...

@Toesthattwinkle
That's great! Thanks. :)

@나니
I'm glad you like it. :)

@Lolipop
Cheap, cheerful and they apply beautifully. I can't complain. :)

@sugar sugar
Haha, you're very right about the eggplant colour! :D Thanks!

@Appu
Yeah, the quality is decent for the price and they've got a nice range of polish shades too. :)

@Jo
I'm pleased to hear that! :)

@Karla Michelle
You've hit the nail on the head! Some nail polishes may be several times more expensive but urgh, they apply so terribly! :P Thank you for your good wishes. I hope your weekend is going well! :)

@Camy
I'm glad to hear that! :)

@Vonvon
Hi, Vonvon! I agree. This shade is sophisticated with an air of understated elegance. :)

@Adis
Hey, Adis! I believe this one is in the permanent collection, so there's no need to rush to the shop for it. :) Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your nails! Wat erg! It's absolutely fine if they are short (short nails can be beautiful too!) but broken nails can be painful. It sounds like they need some pretty extensive and intensive care, my dear.

@BellasUnhaseCia
Obrigada. :)

Hungover on Fashion said...

pretty color..You have such nice nails!!

JackieA said...

Very pretty nails and the shade is lovely!

Aarthi said...

I love the way you maintain ur nails :)

Witoxicity said...

@Hungover on Fashion
Thank you for your kind words. :)

@JackieA
Thanks, Jackie! I'm pleased you like this purple. :)

@Aarthi
Thanks. I do my best, Aarthi, but I have my fair share of bad nail days too. :)

BlackCherry said...

Fantastic color. I think it matches perfectly on you.

Witoxicity said...

@BlackCherry
Thank you. I'm sure this shade would look good on you too, BlackCherry. :)

Adis said...

That's nice to hear :o. I hadn't seen this one in the stores yet, so I kinda assumed it was another limited edition the stores near me fail to carry :/. Now I can just wait patiently... maybe they'll start stocking it next year :p (I swear the Kruidvatten in my city work at a snail's pace :p).

They're pretty much little stumps of death right now :'(. I always seem to break my nails in the pink, painful part :(. They'll recover, but not fast enough to my taste.
Any advice for what I could do? :3 (Ooh, you could even make a blogpost out of it! I'm sure you have more readers curious in how you maintain your pretty nails :D!)

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a nice weekend.

This is soooo gorgeous and at a reasonable price as well. I love this grey/purple color.

Take care, Nicole x

Anonymous said...

I see your stunning pics, your beautiful adorned nails...drool.. drool. :) What an awesome color!!
"KTee" xx

Paulina said...

it matches you! it looks fantastic!

Witoxicity said...

@Adis
Oh, standards do vary in Kruidvat stores, don't they? Some are indeed a shameful excuse for a drugstore and the personnel are annoyingly lackadaisical. :P

Do you give your nails nourishment at the end of every day? You said that they are often exposed to sea water, which leaves nails dry and brittle. It's best to keep them short in this case. Try massaging in hand/nail moisturisers every day. I like using shea butter products (MuLondon or L'Occitane) and Burt's Bees. You could also try Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream which you can get at De Tuinen and Sephora. Also, how about eating spinach? :) I've never tried it myself but it seems Biotin supplements help.

Trust me, I do have my fair share of nail problems, my dear. An article about nail care? I might see about that. It'll take a while though. :)

@Nicole
Hi, Nicole! I had a great Easter weekend - some old friends came visiting. Thank you!

Yes, Purplelized is such a good buy - gorgeous and very reasonably priced. How can one not be happy with it? :)

@KTee
Well, if you have the chance, do get yourself a bottle of Purplelized. It's so right up your alley, KTee. :D

@Paulina
Thanks, Paulina. :)