Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Clarins 230

Like most nail polish addicts I wanted to own Clarins 230 from the first time I heard about it. When you google it up and look at pictures you will not stop thinking about it. This polish is amazing but also hard to find. This is a post about my little bottle...


The only place you can still find some bottles is ebay but they come no cheaper than 50 dollars and more. Now this is a price I am not willing to spend. But one day I found a bottle of Clarins 230 together with other polishes and made a real deal on it. If you are still on a hunt then don´t give up!
As I said, you can see hundreds of pictures of this beauty on google. Most of them are over a base color so I wanted to show you just the polish itself. Now it is very sheer and you would need at least five coats to get the bottle color. I am showing you three coats on the pictures. As you can see, like this the polish is nothing special.


The reason why it is better on a base color is because you can use just one coat, so you don´t waist your unicorn pee and because it looks much better. I am sure you were eager to see some breath taking pictures and sorry to let you down but on its own Clarins 230 is nothing to go wow about. But I do promise to show it to you over other polishes! So stay tuned.

29 comments:

  1. Unicorn Pee, really? Doesn't really appeal to me. Also, I can't wrap my mind around the necessity of sheer nail polishes *sigh*

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  2. DysfunctionalKid: yeah, I said it...it is not very nice on its own but I wanted to show you because I didn´t find pictures on its own online :)

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  3. I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't want this polish. Your nails are beautiful as always though. :-)

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  4. Asami: I don´t want Nars Zulu :D it is just a question of taste. But thank you :) it really looks better layered.

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  5. Clarins 230...sigh,I want it! Defintely looks better layered, though it's not ugly on it's own :)

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  6. Fabulous!
    Even the base has that lovely mysterious plum color that is so nice!

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  7. @dysfunctionalkid

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/3847611406_0459cfaf10.jpg

    I don't know what the base coat is though..

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  8. I will not allow myself to like as I already have a high-priced hard-to-find on my must-have list...but, pretty!! Always a sucker for plums and I love the gold flecks!

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  9. Thx for showing it on its own-but you are right; its absolutely stunning when layered over another polish!

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  10. yay! i can't wait to see what you layer over! i loved it over a red based light violet!

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  11. It still looks pretty by itself though. I've never seen it alone before.

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  12. THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!! I have been begging to see this alone forEVER. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    I love it alone, I love it layered...one day I shall have it.

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  13. lol, I feel kind of ambivalent on this one.
    Like if I found it, I'd be happy as a clam, but I wouldn't pay the ebay price for it, ya know?

    Anyway, I can't wait to see your layered pictures! ^_^

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  14. This is very pretty and I love the pics- however I have never lemmed Clarins 230. I just don't think it's that special.

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  15. Its still beautiful on in its own and congrats on your sweet deal. Makes owning it all the more special.

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  16. thanks for posting great photos of 230 by itself...i don't know that any good pics exist!

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  17. Teda takhle bez tmavého podkladu fakt žádný zázrak! Ten rozdíl s lahvičkou je obří :)

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  18. It's definitely very pretty even on its own. I just can't justify to myself spending an enormous amount of money on hard to find polish. So I'm just going to admire your pictures. :)

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  19. I've seen this on other blogs layered over a base colour and it is AMAZING. I cannot wait to see your take on it!

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  20. I've never seen this on it's own. Pretty but nothing like it looks layered. Doesn't even look like the same polish when it's over a base coat. Then I can see why everyone wants it. I'll never have it since I won't pay that much money for a bottle. Looks lovely on you. Can't wait to see it layered.

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  21. *Waves* Long time lurker, first time commenter! This is such a gorgeous polish. On its own, I agree, nothing special - pretty but not unique. It kind of sucks that you need to layer it to bring out the crazy beautifulness we're all used to seeing. I saw someone layer it over green (wish I could remember who!) and it looked so amazing!

    As always, your pictures are gorgeous. I have a huge nail crush on you... is that weird? I'm sorry. Can't wait to see your layering!

    - Kirsten

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  22. It´s beautiful,because your nails also help. Beautiful but not that special to be so expensive. We must remember they´re only polishes and be aware not to expand what we cannot to have this little bottles, isn´t it?

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  23. I bet it would look gorgeous over sinful colors daddy's girl :)

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  24. Lucy: just wacth ebay, sometimes you can get a reall dela on this one :)

    Kirsten and Nicole: hi there :) thank for following and commenting! I tthink a nail crush is ok :D

    Patricia: you are right! It is just nail polish :)

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  25. This color is so perfect I love it you also have a very beautiful nails

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  26. I dont know if i should read this blog any more. So many beautiful things, so little money. Youre just too good!!! Currently staring at 230 on ebay going should i/shouldnt i. Can i justify spending that money on a small nail varnish? Help! lol xx

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