Catrice Out of Space collection - swatches and review

Hi there~

I wanna fly into the space today and Catrice "Out of Space collection" is just too perfect for that.
This is a Limited Edition (Summer 2011) that consists of 4 nail polishes. Three of them are dark green:
  • a very dark shimmery green,called Moonlight Express,
  • a lighter teal peacock green, Houston’s Favorite,
  • a dark green with a semi matte finish (Suede finish), Beam Me Scotty!
and the 4th polish, My Milkyway, is a "colour changing top coat" according to Catrice.

Index:  Moonlight Express, 2 coats
Middle finger:  Houston’s Favorite, 2 coats
Ring finger: Beam Me Scotty!, 2 coats
Pinkie: Beam Me Scotty! with top coat, 2 coats

Index:  Moonlight Express, 2 coats
Middle finger:  Houston’s Favorite, 2 coats
Ring finger: Beam Me Scotty!, 2 coats
Pinkie: Beam Me Scotty! with top coat, 2 coats
all with 1 thin coat of My Milkyway

I think it's better to add only one really thin coat of My Milkyway otherwise your nails would look too white and the underneath color would be lost under My Milkyway. On the contrary, a thin coat will give some sparkles (blue, white, silver and pink) to your nails but you will still be able to see the polish you have underneath.


Houston’s Favorite, 2 coats, without top coat, with flash.

Houston’s Favorite, 2 coats, without top coat, without flash.

Houston’s Favorite, is a very shimmery teal-green polish. It reminds me of a peacock. Application was excellent and very easy, it's already opaque in 1 coat but I did 2 to even it out. It also works for stamping.

 Houston’s Favorite with 1 thin coat of My Milkyway

 Houston’s Favorite with 1 thin coat of My Milkyway

As you can see on the above pictures, My Milkyway add some shimmer and sparkle to the polish.

Moonlight Express, 2 coats, without top coat



Moonlight Express is a very dark green with some pretty shimmer in it. Application was also excellent. It was also opaque in 1 coat but I used 2 to even it out.
I added a closeup view of Moonlight Express so that you can see the green in this dark shade better. You can also see it's a shimmery polish. Very pretty dark polish.




Moonlight Express with 1 thin coat of My Milkyway


I've already reviewed Beam Me Scotty! here. So please, click on the link for a full review of this polish.

Final verdict: I think Catrice did a very good job with this collection. It's original and very interesting. The shades are really pretty, they are dark but with a lot of shimmer which prevents them from being boring. They represents the mysterious space very well. I was really surprised with Beam Me Scotty! because the semi matte finish is just gorgeous. This was a very nice surprise. I don't wear black polishes often but Moonlight Express sets itself apart because it's really glossy and sparkly. Houston's Favorite is as a very nice peacock colored polish. Finally, My Milkyway is much better than I tought it would. When I looked at the bottle, I thought it would be too opaque but when applied in thin coats, it gives extra shimmer to the underneath polish and thus creates a nice galaxy mani.
Application was really good for all the polishes of this collection and they were nicely opaque.


Which one is your favorite? Do you like wearing dark polishes?


You can click on the photos to enlarge them.



12 comments:

  1. I agree with first comment:) and you have beautiful nails:)

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  2. Great swatches! I'm not sure if I'm going to try and track these down via swap or not; I like them, especially the green, but feel like I already have similar things in my stash.

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  3. They are all gorgeous but I like Houston's Favorite the best .

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  4. Houston's fave with Milky Way is mindblowing! I love your nails!

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  5. Houston's Favorite! I'll have to get that if I can since I live in Houston, and it's teal, my favorite color! Very pretty collection. :)

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  6. I need to get this collection, it's gorgeous!

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  7. Houston's Favourite looks awesome on you! I love it!

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  8. Love it! I have 3 Catrices so far, can't wait until I get more!

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  9. Those are all gorgeous! I wish there was a way to easily get Catrice polishes in the US. :(

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  10. @thenailaholic
    Thank you! I also like this collection. As I don't wear dark colors a lot, they are quite unique to me!

    @Pink_Diamond
    Thank you so much for your kind comment!

    @KarenD
    Thank you!! Yeah, I can understand what you mean! ;D but for me, they are quite unique as I don't have a lot of darker shades.

    @Toyomi
    Thanks! It's also one of my fav but I also like Beam Me Scotty a lot ;D

    @Cris at Let them have Polish!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment!!

    @Laura
    Yay! This polish was made for you!

    @Elsa P.
    Thanks!

    @Carly
    Thank you!

    @Elizabeth
    Thank you! Houston's favorite seems to be really popular!

    @Jeanie
    Thanks, Jeanie! I can't wait to see your swatches if you get more of them!

    @Rie
    Thanks!

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