Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Indie Swatch and Review - Aries by Black Cat Lacquer

Hello fellow polishers! Today I am sharing swatches of Aries by indie polish maker Black Cat Lacquer.

swatch and review of aries nail polish by black cat lacquer
Unlike my other indie purchases, I know very little about this particular indie brand! I just saw that the polish was on sale on one of my favorite polish shopping sites and I just had to grab it! I am sure this has happen to you before, right?  Well, let me say that I am happy I did because I am really pleased with this pretty polish!

Aries is a glitter-filled red jelly that is part of the Zodiac collection and its formula is 5-free. The glitter comes in black, white, and silver hexagons, shards, and microglitter. The formula applies nicely, self-levels and does not pool in your cuticles. Also, the glitter is beautifully resuspended throughout and you get great glitter payoff with minimal effort.

The formula builds up nicely. I first applied a light coat followed by a heavier second coat. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.

swatch and review of aries nail polish by black cat lacquer

swatch and review of aries nail polish by black cat lacquer

swatch and review of aries nail polish by black cat lacquer

swatch and review of aries nail polish by black cat lacquer

Overall, this polish left a great first impression and it will make me pay a closer look at this indie polish maker. Do you own any Black Cat Lacquer polishes?

As always, thank you for reading and please feel free to leave your comments. I would love to read from you!




36 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I only have a few Black Cat Lacquer's, but I love the ones I have. I have Leo, from this same collection, and I absolutely love it!!

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    1. Thank you! I loved several when I checked Black Cat Lacquer's and I'll probably give Leo a try!

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  2. Soo pretty. I found out about this brand recently while doing a gift exchange and this was on their list.

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    1. Thank you! I've only own this one polish from Black Cat Lacquer's thus far, but I would go back for more!

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  3. I own one black laquer that is .... black. I loved the way it looks ! This one is also pretty. Beautiful swatches

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    1. Thank you! I've read nothing but nice things about this brand thus far!

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  4. I haven't tried this brand but I like red glitters.

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    1. This one polish is very nice. It reminds me of another red jelly I own from KBShimmers in terms of quality.

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  5. Such a lovely polish! I've got a few from Black Cat and her stuff is great. However, I'm kind of craving a macro of this beauty! ;) It's the only think missing from this.

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    1. Hahaha!!!!!! Thanks you. And I am working on the macros shot!!!!

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  6. Very pretty. It looks like a watermelon with seeds.

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you! And yes, it sort of does!

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  7. I don't have any Black Cat Lacquer. This is a really pretty polish!

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    1. It is very pretty and I love the formula as well!

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  8. Beautiful swatches!! I just got my first Black Cat Lacquer from our swap and I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Oh, exciting! Which one did you get? I'd love to know what you think of it!

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  9. I've seen a number of Black Cat Lacquers that I thought were stunning. I really like this one! Jelly's are always a fave, but I particularly like this glitter combination paired with red!

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    1. I'm so glad I bought this polish! KBShimmer got me hooked on jellies (among other things!!!) and this one is right up there with my KBShimmers.

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  10. I adore Black Cat Lacquer's holos and have a number of them.

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    1. Really?!!!! I love holos and can't get enough of them! Must go check Black Cat Lacquer's now!

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  11. Such a pretty jelly! I have a few Black Cats from ABI and have loved them so far!

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    1. Thank you! I will be going back for more Black Cat Lacquer's polish!

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  12. I don't have any Black Cat Lacquers yet. Your swatches are perfect!

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    1. Ahhh...thank you Nadia! That means so much to me!!!!

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  13. I currently don't own any Black Cat Lacquers but this polish definitely makes me want to look into adding some to my growing collection. Such a beautiful color!

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    1. Oh, I think you will really like this one! I'm becoming more selective and I will be checking out this brand again based on this beautiful jelly!

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  14. I've seen this brand around but haven't tried it yet. This one is very pretty and looks good on you!

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  15. I'm an Aries! Such a fun polish. This is a brand I have not tried yet.

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  16. Great swatches. And such a throwback for me because Black Cat was one of the first indies I ever tried. Definitely need to revisit their shop sometime.

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  17. I don't own any from this particular brand but Aries is a stunner!!

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