Oh, what a waste of words :D
Let's start from the beginning: few days ago I was browsing some Twitter accounts, because I was trying to figure out how it all works (hey, I have an account too ;> ), and I stumbled accross some tweets from The Swatchaholic, saying she found a Clarins n. 230's cousin.
It's from BeYu, a brand I've almost never heard about before that moment. It's from Germany and here in Italy (and maybe all accross Europe) is sold in Douglas perfumeries, where I never go for nailpolish rides, because of its prices.
Since The Swatchaholic said she found it in Douglas stores, I decided to hit one and, hey, I spotted a lonely bottle of n. 209, which became mine after giving Douglas €6,95 (* agh! *).
Oh well, further details after some pics :D
This polish's got even a name: "Brilliant Shiraz".
Wine red jelly base full of duochromatic shimmer, from garnet red to purple, running through an entire rainbow ♥
Note that Clarins' 230 has a cool purple base, while BeYu n. 209, as said, has a burgundy-wine red base.
As I wrote many times, I'm not a red nails girl, so I'm thinking about wearing it layered it, I can't wait to try some combination :>
Here's a colour shift in daylight, look at those hues!
And here you have it in the sun! Gold, green, teal, blue, purple... *___*
It works in shade too!
Bottle is tiny (reminds me of Zoya's ones, they're so similar, but this is like half of Zoya's), 8ml for a price of (here in Italy, abroad is cheaper) €6,95: a robbery, but it's the closest thing to n. 230 that I've ever seen, so I gave up :P
WARNING: seems like BeYu made different versions of this baby (as usual: beautiful thing are never easy to achieve...): a right one, with INCI 31 written on the back, and a duller one, with INCI 24 on the label.
I don't know any more, as I read this fact from The Swatchaholic, and didn't see any pictures of the dull version...
But if you are in Europe, and have access to this brand, please remember to check this element on the bottle!
Unfortunately I didn't have time to swatch it or (better) wear it by now, so I had to wait until I'll return home after my vacation, maybe in the meantime somebody else will blog about it as well!
Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)