11. Juli 2013

Poppy Seeds & Ice Cream

Another fantastic creation of the Russian nail polish wizards - Chatte Noire #519 - I just couldn't pass by when I suddenly saw it in a southern Russian city while going to a groceries store.. You see, although this shade is pretty popular among Russian nail obsessitas, it's rather hard to find too. I browsed many polish shops of St. Petersburg and never found it here, and I'm very happy that I suddenly discovered it in a random place!

Chatte Noire 519

Chatte Noire #519 is a white creme polish with black small "sand" glitter. The shade reminds me of poppy seed ice cream, which I have never eaten to be honest :)

Chatte Noire 519

The bottle looks clumsy to me, but it's a matter of taste. The brush is thin (as I like it) and thus allows to draw a precise and neat cuticle line.

Chatte Noire 519

Chatte Noire 519

The application... has positively surprised me!! The polish is opaque in 2 coats and very easy to apply. I wish I could apply my other white cremes so easily... Everything dries in a snap, so I didn't even use a top coat. Moreover, the polish even has its own gloss!

Chatte Noire 519

Although it was already getting dark when I was taking the pictures (around 23pm, yay for white nights!), I still did a little photo-shooting with flowers. Couldn't resist :)

Chatte Noire 519

Chatte Noire 519

Chatte Noire 519

This is my one and only Chatte Noire nail polish, and I'm quite impressed with the quality. I keep seeing Chatte Noire swatches here and there in the Russian blogs, but so far I haven't seen a second shade I'd love to have - they are nice and all, just not as unique as this one.  

Kommentare:

  1. This polish is amazing!
    I have seen it before but every time I see it, I'm always stunned. Simply yet so beautiful!!!
    You were so lucky to find it at random place :)
    Russian nail polish wizards- awwww, it sounds perfect! <3 haha ^^

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    1. Thank you! Now that I think of it, there are some dupes of this polish, also by the Russian brands. Sometimes we find stuff in unexpected places, I'm sure it happened to you as well :)

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  2. Was für ein hübscher Nagellack! Es hat sich gelohnt, dass du ihn gesucht hast. Umso schöner, dass du ihn doch noch gefunden hast. Weiße Nagellacke mag ich immer mehr. Von OPI Solitaire bin ich gerade sehr begeistert.

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    1. Es hat sich definitiv gelohnt!! Ich freue mich so sehr, dass ich ihn endlich gefunden habe.. OPI Solitaire gefällt mir auch, diese Farbe zwischen weiß und silber finde ich super! Die Textur auch natürlich :)

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  3. It's really pretty! Love it! Too bad you couldn't find it anywhere from St. Petersburg, I'm going there with my bf next month and I would have loved to buy this one! Btw, do you have any good St. Petersburg nail polish shopping tips? We are going to stay only couple days, so I don't have too much time to run around looking for nail polishes, but some Russian brands seem to be making really interesting ones, so I would love to buy some of those. :)

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    1. Wow, that's good news :) I hope you will enjoy the city!

      Regarding nail polish shopping in St. Peters: there are some big chain stores like Douglas (Ile de beaute, L'Etoile, Rive Gauche) and smaller chains (Spektr, Scarlett, Ulybka Radugi). Also, in every shopping mall there is a kiosk selling polishes, including Russian brands. I'd recommend you to visit Victory shop (Kropotkina Str. 1a) for China Glaze, they have A LOT and many on sale, El Corazon is not that wide-spread in St. Peters so I'd advise to order directly from the web-site, and Dance Legend is sold in many little kiosks around the city. Last thing: here's the map of polish places :) Sorry that it's in Russian, but it might be helpful too: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=216887176777204963243.0004d62071a67ed5f4b3b

      Feel free to contact me for any other tips! :)

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    2. Thank you so much for these tips, I'm sure I'll find at least something! And the map is really helpful too, it's no problem that it's in Russian, I can (at least somewhat) read it. :) Thanks again, this was awesome! :)

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  4. very interesting, lately I like white polishes :-)

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    1. Same with me, I like white polishes more and more, just I don't manage to wear them often with my stash of 300+ :)

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  5. Pretty! I love how subtle it looks even though black & white can be a harsh combination.

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    1. Thanks! I think black and white can be harsh (in a polish) if there are larger or gross glitter particles.. :)

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  6. This is very pretty, I really love how small the black glitters are, it's very pretty!

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    1. Haha, thank you Maria, I find this polish nice too :)

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  7. wow, it is so pretty and delicate!

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  8. Блин, ты забыла, что его не надо покупать, он для тебя уже месяца три стоит )))
    Хорошо, что качество порадовало. А я свой что-то забыла, хотя он такой здоровский.
    Кстати, а разве бывает мороженое с маком? ))

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    1. Ох блин, и правда((( Прости, совсем запамятовала(( Я как его увидела в лакокиоске, у меня просто все мысли отсеклись)
      Он такой классный и труднонаходимый, что если ты будешь кому-либо отправлять посылку, можешь его приложить и восторг получательницы гарантирован) Извини еще раз!
      Представляешь, бывает мороженое с маком, правда в американском мире) А в немецком четком мире есть зефир с хлебом))

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  9. Poppy seeds ice cream exists :O as far as polish goes it seems that I need to move to Russia :D they have some amazing brands (that I haven't heard of XD)

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    1. Yes, in American world obviously :) There are even pics on Google and receipts! :) Yes, Russia has a lot of stuff to offer polish-wise (and food-wise!!!) :)

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  10. Ahh first thing I thought was "How did she get her hands on it?!" lol. I'm mesmerized by this polish too, plus another one I saw in a russian blog. The small black glitters are just perfect and if you say it has such great quality, can you imagine the brand white? Maybe its a must have too! :) Kisses,

    Cristina

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    1. Cristina, thank you so much for your comment! You gave me the great idea of finding and testing the Chatte Noire white - if it exists, I don't know yet :) If #519 was not SO hard to find, I'd send you one! :)

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