I am one of those girls that can’t stand not having nail polish on my nails, so I was ecstatic to receive the Catrice 3 step system nail polish, that is longer lasting and gives a gel look finish.
The 3 step system consists of a base coat, any colour Catrice ultimate nail lacquer and a top coat.
I received “A Gallon of Melon” shade of nail lacquer which is a gorgeous pastel pink/coral colour.
The base coat is thin and fast drying and helps the nail polish to hold better and last longer on nails.
The ultimate nail lacquer applies easily with the wide brush and only needs one coat! It dries completely in less than 5 minutes. I thought it was quite shinny without the top coat even.
The top coat creates a gel shine, giving your nails that professional look finish and helping them last longer. The top coat also dries in under 5 minutes.
None of the 3 products had a very strong “nail polish smell” and no one had to evacuate the room as I was painting my nails ;)
The nail polish lasted about 4 days on my nails without chipping or fading but by the end of the 4th day I did notice a chip or two (and this is even with hand washing dishes daily) By the end of the 5th day 5 out of 10 nails had small chips, I could have got away with leaving it for a 6th day but being a little ocd it probably would have driven me crazy. I usually change my nail polish every 3 days.
I’d say if you don’t put a lot of strain on your hands like washing and cleaning etc this 3 step system would probably last about 7 days and still look good. But even 5 days is quite impressive for me!
I think the top and base coats also serve as great protection for your nails and I am hoping with continued use they will also help my nails grow a bit as they aren’t as exposed to the elements.
I am very keen to try out some other Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer colours too! :)