Are you guys tired of RBLs yet?! I hope not, 'cause there's plenty more a-comin'! :-D
Today I'm finally showing you my other Tudor queen - Catherine. You don't even want to know the amount of blood, sweat, and tears that went into getting this one (and Catherine H for Jessie). Ok, maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but it felt like it. It took some seriously hard work to bring this beauty home, and I owe Jessie BIG time! Her thoughtfulness is the only reason I was able to get this. Now we each just need Anne and Jane to complete our collections. :-)
You can see Jessie's original photos and glowing review of Catherine here. Named after Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife, she's a smokey purple with gold, pink, and aqua shimmer. The formula was perfect, but I was surprised it was significantly thinner than my other RBLs. It took two coats for opacity, but they glided on like butter. Here she is!
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As disappointed as I was with Catherine H, I looooove this one! The pink and aqua shimmer get a little lost on the nail, but the gold shimmer is just stunning. It adds texture and sparkle to an already gorgeous base color. I'm a huge fan of the Tudors series on Showtime, and I think this polish is a perfect representation of its namesake - regal and sophisticated. Plus, Maria Doyle Kennedy is an amazing actress. I whole-heartedly recommend watching the show, if you're into Tudor history or period dramas and haven't seen it already. It's streaming on Netflix! :-)
Jessie is the Queen of RBLs (as coronated by me, lol), and she nailed this one on the head - it's a MUST have! Catherine sold out several months ago, but thankfully Ji is bringing back all the Tudor queens. Last I heard, the rumor on the street is they should be available for order early next year. Worth every penny!