Friday, March 11, 2011

Catherine Arley Holo Polishes

I've heard the buzz lately about Catherine Arley Holographic polishes, and a wonderful friend was kind enough to send me some. I first saw these on a blog I follow, Emerald Sparkled, and she has lots of photos and information about this line if you'd like to check it out.

Below: This is #800, a slightly persimmon shade of red with tiny scattered holographic pieces. You'd think they could come up with some fabulous names for these gorgeous polishes instead of just numbers! The first photo was taken outdoors, while the second photo was taken under artificial lighting.


Below: #801 is a gold shade with a hint of green algae mixed in! It tends to have a slight green cast to it in brighter lighting, as shown below.


Below: This photo was taken under artificial lighting and the gold tone is more evident.

Below: Macro shot showing the difference in brighter (Ott lamp) lighting (l) and the artificial lighting in my bathroom (r).

Below: The lone linear holo of these three is #669. This is a silver shade that looks to have a touch of taupe in the bottle. In brighter lighting the taupe element is not too visible, but I did notice more of that tone in lower lighting.


All of these shades applied very nicely using two coats, and the formula is very good. I didn't have any streaking, even on the first coat. I'm not entirely sure if this is the best place to buy these polishes, because Emerald Sparkled updated her post stating that beautycosmetic.biz/ should be considered a "shop at your own risk" option, due to poor packaging. They are beautiful polishes though, so knowing me, I'll probably take that risk!

13 comments:

  1. This brand is amazing!!
    I love these polishes!

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  2. Lovely shades. Do you know which country is this brand from per se? I might cave and order some too. Just too pretty!

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  3. Those are pretty. I think I am too chicken to order them, tho.

    Polishes should always have names. Not numbers. I hate it when companies number their polishes.

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  4. Wish they were available here. They're so pretty and a really good holo.

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  5. As soon as I saw swatches, I couldn't help ordering them on the BeautyCosmetic website... I had to wait a long time because they were out of stock but as soon as they were back in stock, it took about 7 days for them to arrive here, and I was happily surprised to see that they were wrapped in... well, paper towel, which is not THE best solution but still, it's better than the nothing they had before (which caused many many broken bottles).
    Other bloggers had bubble wrap too, so all in all, maybe it's less risky to order there now ;)

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  6. Beautiful swatches! I took the risk, too (they are so cool) and am waiting for my parcel to arrive *crosses fingers*

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  7. A taupe holo??? *cries* I neeeed! :)

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  8. Oooh, these Catherine Arley holos are always impressive. I need some in my life!

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  9. They are beautiful, I love the last one! :)

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  10. I got my Catherine Arleys securely packed in bubble wrap + a little box:) The shop improved a lot. The polishes are just great!

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  11. How bad is shipping charges - the checkout in te site is not in English- how did you navigate it?

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  12. Karla~I have yet to order any as yet, and these were sent to me by a friend, so I can't comment on the shipping charges because I don't know.

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