I have one of the most holographic Catherine Arley polishes to show you today; #674 :)
CA holos doesn't show much holo effect in my lightbox, so I included a tiny macro with my regular bottle shot.
#674 is a baby blue strong linear holographic polish. I want another name for this pretty right away, so let's refer to it as... Squirtle! Another pokemon name for another number - fair trade, right? :)
As always, I decided to start with a base colour, and this time I used Bahamian Escape from China Glaze, quite an opaque baby blue. It's a warm blue, and perhaps a little too warm for my skintone, so I was hoping Squirtle would be of help. I'm not fond of the red-ish colour it makes my skin appear, but oh well, maybe if I get used to it.
I used one coat of Bahamian, then two coats of Squirtle, one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward and were done!
I did the manicure just in time for the last few rays of sunlight, so I took a picture in both sunlight and with flash to show you. It's pretty obvious which is which, but I wrote it on the pics anyway :) My fingers look wrinkly, I hope you don't mind, LOL! They've been working hard today
Once again, I want to mention how my topcoat did not take one teeny bit of the holographic effect away. Thankfully!
|Catherine Arley #674 - Squirtle, as it is named in my collection|
Because Squirtle is sheer, I think I want to test it on darker colours soon - it might be possible to make it even more awesome than a baby blue holo - after all, there are a few of those around.