18 July 2011

Crazy ‘Bout Catrice: Mini Haul and NOTD in Welcome To The Jungle


I am physically incapable of passing my local chemist without popping in for a little somethin’ somethin’ from my favourite budget beauty brand, Catrice – and this weekend was no exception.
Having admired the hot pink NARS lippie that the super-stylish Rosemary MacCabe was sporting on Friday evening, I was immediately drawn to this Ultimate Colour lipstick in #110, Pink Me Up. At just under three euro, you could almost get 10 of these babies for the price of one, admittedly lovely, bullet of NARS.

I also snapped up this liquid eyeliner in black for just under €4, seduced by the ‘innovative felt tip for precise application' along with the quirky name, 'Dating Joe Black'.






Swatches of Pink Me Up and Dating Joe Black 

But my star purchase was definitely the beautiful nail colour I’m wearing today. Part of this summer’s Papagena collection, Welcome To The Jungle is a rich, glossy olive with gold shimmer that set me back a teeny tiny €2.79. For a polish this pretty and this easy to apply, I would easily pay five times that amount. But I’m delighted I don’t have to J


This is an absolutely stunning shade which, while much darker and nowhere near a dupe, still reminded me of Chanel’s latest must-have shade, the green-gold and much coveted Peridot.
I used two coats and finished with a coat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri top coat for a super shiny, perfectly opaque finish.


What about you, what's your favourite budget beauty brand?
And did you make any beauty buys this weekend?

11 comments:

Roxy said...

Yay, I can comment again! Blogger has been acting the maggot for the last week or so. So hello you, and love this nailpolish, oh and the Clarins lipsticks you blogged about last week :)

Rosemary said...

I'd quite like you to be my personal manicurist. That is all.

Donna said...

Wow! What a bargain XD Really enjoyed your post <3

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks guys!

@Rosemary, I am not that great at painting my own nails but oddly I do find it easier to paint someone else's, so anytime!

fluff and fripperies said...

@Roxy, I have changed to a pop up comments box which has hopefully solved the problem of people not being able to comment from their Google Account. Fingers crossed! I have had the same problem trying to comment on other people's blogs and get around it by choosing the Name/URL option rather than signing in with my Google Account...

Anonymous said...

smoking nails!

Karen said...

I am the exact same, love Catrice! I picked up a few bits from this collection before I went away, gorge products for the price, that polish is fab!

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Blau, love the colour, keep admiring it on my nails!

Karen, what did you pick up? I'm already regretting not grabbing one of the eyeshadow kits...!

Jen said...

Let me know how you get on with the eyeliner. I'm always on the lookout for a good one. I'm currently using Bobbi Brown gel liner but it's not very practical for on-the-go!

little t said...

Yeah it looks exactly like the Chanel colour... how easy is it to apply though? I recently vowed I would stop buying cheap polishes after a run in with a Revlon one!

fluff and fripperies said...

@Jen, have you tried Bourjois Liner Feutre? Similar to that Art Deco one you used to have but less than half the price.

@little t It's so easy to apply, I used two coats and a topcoat and am delighted with the finish. I have 3 Catrice polishes and they are all equally good. Nail polish is tricky - generally I don't find cost a good indicator of quality at all...