Catherine Arley - 800

Hi everyone!!

Today I have a polish that was on my wish list for a while and I finally found it on eBay, about a month ago.  Catherine Arley is a new, to me, brand, but I've seen some really pretty holos from them on other blogs, so I really wanted to try it out.

This brand doesn't have names, but numbers.  800 is a beautiful coral holo that applies like butter.  It was slightly runny, so there was a bit of pooling at the cuticles, but it was very easy to clean up.  800 required two coats for full opacity, because there was the slightest bit of VNL with one coat.  It also dried quickly.

For this manicure, I used Growth Spurt as a base, two coats of 800, and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

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I really like this polish a lot!  It actually reminds me of a more orange version of DS Reserve.  While the holo isn't very strong, it's still beautiful.

I decided to do a gradient with OPI DS Reflection.  I used the brush on my thumb and index finger because I was becoming impatient with the sponge.  I then realized I needed to be patient and sponged the other nails.  I definitely prefer the sponged look.  Very subtle, but pretty.

I purchased 800 for $5.10 from this seller.  I received the polish quickly and had no issues.  This was my one and only purchase from her though.

What do you think of 800?  Do you have any Catherine Arley polishes?
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29 comments:

  1. No wonder this was on your wish list--it's so very pretty! With such a gorgeous base colour, the holo effect really doesn't need to be any stronger to be totally stunning. Love the gradient too! :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth!! Yes, the color is so gorgeous that I don't mind the lack of holo that much!

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  2. Such a beautiful red, although it's a shame the holo isn't more prominent.

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  3. This is so pretty and the gradient is very cool too!

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  4. Oh woah this is gorgeous, Marisa!!!!

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    1. I know right!! Exactly why I had to have it!

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  5. I think it's stunning, even without the strong holo effect! I like the gradient you added, it's a nice touch.

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  6. I don't have any Catherine Arley's. This is so so pretty on you! The color is great and I quite like the subtle holo, too!

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  7. I love the holos of catherine arley, but It's hard to find and here It's so expensive!!! The only store who sell, it's $12
    Hope some day they're more acessible.
    Amazing color!! look great on you.
    I'm in love with 673 too=D

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    1. You just made me order 673, haha!! It's really pretty.

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  8. Never heard of this brand but I'm always on a lookout for new holos!! Thanks for showing this, and I really like the gradient!!

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    1. You're welcome hon. I love trying new brands also!

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  9. Very pretty! There's actually a Bulgarian website that sells these and they are very cheap but I keep postponing to order from them. I'm impressed with the coverage. I always thought these were sheer.

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    1. I was really impressed with the coverage as well. Even though the holo isn't very strong, I think you'd like them.

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  10. Ooh I'm glad you found this! It's so pretty!

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