30 April 2013

Product Review: Cate Ruby Nail Polish in Lollipop;

As most other girls, I love a good nail polish, and have more than I dare say – yet I am always on the lookout for new polishes, in new fabulous colours. Here are my thoughts on the *Cate Ruby Nail Polish in the colour Lollipop;

What They Say:

"Salon quality high gloss, chip resistant, long wearing lacquer is a must have for all women. Regardless of your age, shape or size Cate Ruby Nail Polish will always fit!"

RRP: $17.95 (15ml) - Available through select retailers and select online stores

What I Say:

Having never before heard of Cate Ruby Nail Polishes, as always, I decided to do a little research, and I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Cate Ruby is an Australian owned and made brand of nail polish. The company was started in late 2009, and now there are over 50 colours in the range, and the polishes are sold by over 40 stockists.

What sets the Cate Ruby nail polishes apart is the stunning diamante encrusted band around the rim of each handle. This stretchable band is removable and can also be worn as a ring. The bottles simply look so glamorous.


The colour Lollipop, is a fresh and bright pink. It has nice formula and along with the wide brush, it is very easy to apply evenly, although there are some brush strokes, which makes it necessary to wear two coats – but usually that’s the case with most polishes, isn’t it! So in this picture I am wearing two coats. It may be a little difficult to see in the picture, but the result is a nice glossy result.


The nail polish dries rather quickly, but I guess most nail polishes do dry quickly these days. And it’s perfect for me as I’m usually a little impatient, and if it takes too long for a nail polish to dry, I usually end up scratching it up, and having to start all over!!

After about four days, the nail polish started to chip and wear a little at the edges, but the shine of the polish remains as if the nails have just been painted. And as I – as always wash my hands very frequently during the day and tap away on the keyboard during the day – I never treat my polished nails kindly either. And the four days wear of wear is without wearing a top coat (or a base coat for that matter), so I am sure that with at least just a top coat, I would have managed to get another couple of days wear out the nail polish.

And then there’s the gorgeous diamante encrusted band that sits around the lid of each bottle. Stretchy so it will fit most finger sizes. How dazzling is that sparkling ring! And how unique too.

The Cate Ruby nail polish does have a slight chemical smell, which luckily does fade rather quickly.
The nail polish is 3-free – that is, it is free from DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde, which does make me give it bonus points, as I do prefer my nail polishes to be free from these chemical nasties.

At $17.95 for a 15ml bottle, it is about standard price for a good quality nail polish these days, so all in all the Cate Ruby polishes really are of such fantastic quality, and absolutely worth their price tag.

I am just sad that I’ve only just discovered the brand now. I’ll definitely hope to add more Cate Ruby colours to my collection in the near future!

I have one more Cate Ruby to review … stay tuned!

* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
Have you ever heard of Cate Ruby nail polishes? And what do you think of the colour Lollipop? What’s your favourite nail polish brand? And colour?

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  1. I had seen these late last year and have always been interested to try them. I don't really wear nail polish often though, so it seems a bit silly to buy some :(

    1. Once I didnt used to either, only on my toes during summer - but now its become second nature wearing it on my finger nails too, and it feels strange if Im not wearing any!

  2. never seen this brand before. The color is very beautiful.


    1. The quality of the polish is fantastic, and the colour really is beautiful too!!

  3. Never ever heard from this brand, too, dear Karina, but this colour is really awesome! And corresponding your review it seems to be really a good nailpolish so I will have a look if I can get it in Germany, too, because I´m always looking for nailpolish in good quality.

    Normally I use mostly Essie, the quality of this brand makes me mostly satisfy.

    Wish you a wonderful rest of the week in Down Under and hope, you´re well <3

    xx from Bavaria, Rena


    1. Thanks so much Rena! I actually think that this nail polish may only be available here in Australia - and with post restrictions I am not even sure if it would be possible to buy it online and get it sent to Europe!

  4. I've never heard of them before but I'm so intrigued, love the packaging!


    1. It is so gorgeous isnt it, and the diamante ring is just so unique.


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