Date: May 19th, 2011

NOTD: Catherine Arley – 803 or squishy green holo love in a bottle

NOTD Catherine Arley 803 holo holographic swatch swatches

Hi everyone! :)
Today I’d like to show you one of the gorgeous and much hyped Catherine Arley holos. I was in the mood for a cheerful holo yesterday evening when I changed my manicure so I picked the squishy green 803:

NOTD Catherine Arley 803 holo holographic swatch swatches
Availability Catherine Arley nail polishes
You can buy Catherine Arley nail polishes on for currently $1.60 USD or 1,06 € a bottle. They ship international.

When I ordered there they haven’t had paypal included during the checkout. I picked the cash on delivery option and added in the comment field during checkout that I’d like to pay with paypal and added my paypal addy. They will invoice you later.
Please be aware that because it is a smaller online store and the high volume of orders from us holo addicts it can take a while till you receive your invoice.

On the website the #800+ holos aren’t listed but you can request them in the comment field during checkout. Because of the high volume of Catherine Arley holo orders they can be out of stock of some colors though.

Coats used
Catherine Arley – 803: two
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte and Gosh – Fix Base Coat
Top Coat: INM – Out The Door

803 is a squishy medium moss-green with a scattered holo effect. It’s so gorgeous and the application was a bliss. The first coat was a bit sheer but it was opaque with two. The formula of all Catherine Arley holo nail polishes I tried so far is so glossy. If I wouldn’t be so impatient a top coat wouldn’t be necessary because they are so shiny! But I want the nail polish to dry asap so I used a fast drying top coat. 😀

The only thing I am not too fond of are the bottles because of their shape. They are nail polish blogger unfriendly because I can’t wrap my fingers around it like I’d like to. 😛

For taking pictures of holo nail polishes I have to change my lighting setup to catch the holographic effect. Usually I use diffuse lighting but this would dull the holo effect till it’s almost invisible or even invisible at all. With holos I use a single halogen lamp in addition to my regular setup which I place right in front of the hand I am taking pictures of.

Are you a holo addict too? If yes have you already hauled Catherine Arley nail polishes?

Thanks for looking! ♥ :)

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36 thoughts on “NOTD: Catherine Arley – 803 or squishy green holo love in a bottle

  1. Katelyn on said:

    I ordered from this site & have had so many problems! It’s been more than a month now & I still haven’t received my polishes…

  2. Katelyn on said:

    So when you say to just put the 800 # you want in the comment section, so you have to order something else just to do that? Because I was just going to order a few CA holos.

  3. Lisa Xu on said:

    How long did it take for you to get your package and where do I find the other 800 numbers to request them? Thank for the post. I will definitely order soon!!

    • Hi Lisa! :)
      I did take about a week or 10 days after it was sent but it took a while till I had my invoice because of the high volume of orders. I waited a week maybe for the invoice but I can’t remember exactly because it’s been a while. Maybe it was more or less.

      You can request the 800 numbers in the comment field during checkout. A few of the holos might be discontinued but I am not sure. They will tell you via email which if your 800 list are available. For payment I picked the cash on delivery option because when I ordered paypal wasn’t included. You can request payment via payment in the comment field during checkout too. HTH. :)

  4. green suits you so good!! <3 <3
    I love holo's, i was so excited when I got my fist holo polishes this week, yay!
    unfortunately no green….
    damn, this polish looks really awesome!
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  5. I need to get my hands on some of these… they all look so beautiful :)

    Out of curiosity, how much was the shipping cost for your order?

    • Thank you very much for the blog award Shaina! :)

      I am very grateful that you gave me this award. I hope it’s ok that I can’t respond because I currently don’t have the time to respond like I’d like to.

    • Thank you Linda! The pics look like they do on my nails on my computer screen but I will check from another computer later. Please keep in mind that due different computer screen settings colors can vary from
      screen to screen. I am doing my best to make pics look as close to in real life as possible but I can’t guarantee that they are 100% color correct because I can’t influence your computer screen settings. :)

  6. Kate & Zena on said:

    I love holos, as long as they’re cool-toned (and 3-Free formulas!) :)

    This one is a bit too warm!

  7. This is such a beautiful polish! And your nails are always so gorgeous too. Totally in love. I think Catherine Arley holos will be my first haul next month, when I have money again. 😀 Thank you for the swatches! xx

  8. Louise on said:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve had my eye on Catherine Arley for ages, just hope they ship to the UK! xxx

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