Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NOTD: Catherine Arley Silky Touch Nail Lacquer No. 672

Good day everyone!

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted here. If you've read my last post, you know that I went to Munich for a couple of days to perform some experiments. Guess what, I did indeed find the time to do some shopping in between lab sessions :D There are lots of great shops and department stores over there that we do not have here, so I did some severe damage to my bank account. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen the items that caused the damage. Anyways, even though it's been a busy week, I did enjoy my stay and the work there. I hope all of you are having a great week so far, too.

Today I want to share with you a polish that moved into my stash just recently. I haven't heard the brand name Catherine Arley until I read a post about it on the German blog Frau Shopping. As most nail polish lovers, I have a weak spot for holographic polishes. After careful consideration, I decided to finally place an order and try the brand's polishes. So here is the first of three Catherine Arley polishes I got. Sadly the bottles do not have names, just numbers and this is 672.

No. 672 is a dusty pink color with a subtle linear holographic effect. Sadly my camera swallows a lot of the holo goodness, so the effect is a bit stronger in real life. The formula is a bit sheer, but really easy to work with. I also liked the brush. It isn't super skinny like the US Essie brushes, not as wide as the OPI ones, but somewhere in between. I did two coats for the pictures above and there still is some visible nail line, but it is not too obvious. This polish dried very shiny on its own, so I skipped a protective top coat. Still it wore pretty well with only minor tip wear after three days. I really do not know why the range is called Silky Touch Nail Lacquer, because there is nothing silky or soft to the finish. It's a simple smooth and shiny finish. 
And guess what is one of my favorite features of this polish? The price! The bottle contains 14ml and costs 1,48€ / $2.24. For this price you get a decend nail polish with a nice formula. Catherine Arley is a Turkish brand and the only place where I found it so far is beautycosmetic.biz. It is a Bulgarian shop, but you can set the language and prices to EUR or USD. Shipping for up to 1kg is 10€, which might seem a bit pricey, but they ship via registered mail, so you can always track your package.

What do you think about this polish? Have you heard of this brand before? Or maybe you already own some Catherine Arley polishes? Let me know!

Thanks for reading, have a nice evening,
<3 Sabine


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