Saturday, 14 July 2012

Holographic Catherine Arley 676

So I have returned from my two weeks in Turkey with a much lighter purse, twelve new polishes and two manis to show you.

Like I said in my last post I took my holographic on holiday with me to see how it would look in PROPER sunlight, not the silly lightbulb strength light we get in Scotland.

I got Catherine Arley's holographic 676 as a birthday present from my mum and hadn't got around to trying it out yet, so I decided a holiday in 100+ degrees was the perfect time to try it out.

The day before I left I did my nails.

I used Rimmel base coat, a coat of Maybelline's Silver Speed and two coats of 676. I didn't apply a top coat as I have heard a lot about top coats ruining the holographic effect and I really wanted to see it in all it's glory.

It fared well for a over a week with minimal tip wear. The only problem was that the chemicals in my suncream seemed to dull the holographic effect a bit which was disappointing. Also the heat seemed to melt the polish a little to it was possible to scrape off a layer with your fingernail quite easily...

Apart from that I was very impressed with the holo. It is much better than what the pictures show, but we all know that holos are notoriously difficult to photograph.

Thanks for reading!


  1. My name is Becca and I love nail polish too!!!! :)

    I love the holographic. I should be getting a bottle in the mail any day now. Can wait to swatch and post it! Hopefully it looks as good as yours!

    1. Woooo hello Becca!

      It really is lovely, are you getting the same shade? If you are it looks even better in real life! I'm looking forward to seeing your swatches :)