Who doesn’t love a nice bit of Catrice nail polish? I know I do, but its frustrating that you cannot buy such loveliness in the UK. Its readily available all over mainland Europe and in Ireland. I keep my fingers crossed that eventually we will see it in stores here, or at the very least, be able to purchase it online for a reasonable non-eBay fee.
The other thing I adore about Catrice, is the clever naming they come up with. Its not quite a cutesy as those you might find adorning a bottle of OPI polish, but clever nevertheless. I also have a bottle of the wonderfully named Khaki Perry that I will be sharing with you very soon, but other naming delighted include ACid/DC, Salmon & Garfunkel and Dulce & Havanna.
Pimp My Shrimp is a shrimp coral orange, perfect for the summer, for toes or fingers. There was something about the name that struck me and then the colour became so desirable that I had a friend pick it up for me on a trip to visit her family in Ireland (to be fair, they enjoyed hunting out the polishes I had asked for and now I get one or two every trip – lucky me!!) Anyway, here are the pictures….
The formula was a little bit on the thin side for me, meaning that what you see here is four thin coats. However it does dry quickly and because they are so thin, I don’t think its much extra effort because the colour is BANG on trend. Its probably not as pink as shrimp but I’m not going to pick holes here. It has a nice creme finish to it and a bit of top coat gives it a nice shiny finish. Wear was also good as I had four days before I just had to change my colour. It was also nice to be able to take pictures outside to give you more of a sense of the actual colour. If you do try to do thicker coats then you will experience some considerable pooling of the polish along the sides and cuticles of your nails.
What shrimp colours are you currently rocking (or not) on your nails?