Monday, 4 September 2017

Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer Review and Wear Test

Hi guys. Happy Monday. How was your weekend ??

Today I will be sharing my review on the Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer . I have worn this quite a few times since buying the product - so I have a pretty good idea how it preforms.

The colour I got was a typical Lynette colour - The Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer in Donut Worry be Happy. This is such a gorgeous fun pink colour. The range does have quite a few colour options - and what I do like about the range is that no top coat is needed. So while I always top coat polish or gel polishes - I didn't when I tested this out. Since I did mention I have worn it quite a few times - I always wore it without top coat. The polish dries amazingly fast - and is dry enough to not make dent marks on it within 20 minutes. Which I think is pretty impressive for a polish without top coat. The brush is on the thicker side - making the polish super easy to apply. I prefer nailpolish brushes like this since it's mostly just one swipe on each nail. The point of the brush is also rounded - making application around the nailbed super duper easy. 

Now as I mention in all my wear test posts - I am really rough on nailpolish. I'm a single mom , so cooking cleaning and scrubbing does take it's toll on your nails quicker. And at work I wash my hands a lot since I do work with kids and I use quite a bit of hand sanitizer too. But I will also mention a little hand cream and cuticle balm does help the longevity of the polish too.

Day 1 : Fresh mani that looks perfect.
Day 3 : I haven't had any chips yet and the colour was still super shiny 
Day 5 : As you can see in the photo above - I did start to get little tip wear and did manage to get a little chip on the middle finger (circled in pink )
Day 7 : I was actually impressed - yes - the nails didn't look 100% perfect anymore (as I started to get a few more chips too as circled in the photo - but for the most part it looked pretty okay still . Yes it wasn't perfect - but I would easily still be comfortable going out with the small chips on my nails. 

While it didn't stay perfect for the full 7 days - this lasted pretty well on me. As I mentioned - a little hand cream and cuticle gel / oil / butter will keep the nails and cuticles hydrated and make the colour last longer chip free too. If I skip these steps I did notice my colour would chip quicker .

Will I recommend the polish ? Yes ! I really loved the drying time , the colour and the staying power.  

Have you tried any of the Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquers before ??


  1. This pink is lovely and perfect for Spring. I love the name if the nail polish too. ☺️💗

    1. Yes, it's such a gorgeous colour isn't it ?

  2. Wow this is seriously impressive!

  3. absolutelly my friend :D

    Ohn, so cute color :D loved it :D

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  5. amazing! looks so pretty.

    kisses dear

  6. Great post, I like it :)

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  7. Looks so pretty! I love pink nail polish. Gemma x

  8. This looks inpressive, You have done your nails so beautiful. Love this pink color

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  10. Pretty pink nails.
    I love the color.

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  11. I love the color! What a gorgeous pink shade! :)

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  12. Cute color!

  13. Pretty shade!

  14. I'm loving that pink shade :) so cute!

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