I have days 15-19 of my Ciaté Mini Mani month today. Once again I apologise for the crappy lighting! 😦 and.. my nubs! I had a lot of breakages at work yesterday so I’m starting fresh…
Day 15: Play Date. A pinky-red, not too dissimilar to some other colours in the Mini Mani Month… opaque in 1-2 coats.. nothing special and no complaints really!
Day 16: Members Only. A sheer shimmery nude, which I don’t think will go opaque in any less than about 10 coats! A lovely colour, none-the-less and would probably look good over a nude base colour.
Day 17: Frost Yourself. Blue and silver caviar pearls… I hate these things, sorry but I do.. They’re unnecessarily messy and don’t even look that nice on the nail.. maybe I’ll use them for embellishments rather than the whole nail.
Day 18: Amazing Gracie. A lovely soft very baby pink/nude! Surprisingly opaque in 2-3 coats. No complaints here 🙂
Day 19: Underwear. A basecoat. Nothing special.. again.. dries quick so can’t complain!
4/5 – Some of these colours are getting a bit same-y! And caviar pearls. = totally not my thing.
If you’re wondering why I’m doing 6 days today, it’s because one of the days was a polish and another a loose glitter…
First of all I want to apologise for the lighting.. I’ve gone back home for Christmas now and I didn’t bring my lamp! 😦 I’m trying my best to get decent photos without it but in winter that’s near impossible as the sun isn’t up for very long.
Day 9: Pillow Fight. An earthy purple colour. 2 coats + topcoat on index finger. This formula is okay, thought it was a bit thin on the first coat but after applying the second it became opaque and smoothed everything out.
Day 10: Speed Coat. I assumed this was a fast-dry top coat considering the name.. not very fast and it’s a bit thick and gloopy 😦 It’s applied to all but my ring finger.
Day 11: Jingle belle. A pink holographic glitter. Sprinkled over a clear base coat on my ring finger, no topcoat. Not much to say here.. it’s glittery? I’m not a huge fan of loose glitters; their messy and fiddly.
Day 12: Pepperminty. A lovely light mint green. 3 coats + topcoat on ring finger. Bit on the thin side! Took 3 coats to become fully opaque and streak free but it’s a gorgeous fresh colour.
Day 13: Ferris Wheel. A soft baby blue. 3 coats + topcoat – the base colour on my pinky. Again, much like Pepperminty, it’s a bit on the thin side but is pretty once built to full opaque-ness.
Day 14: Party Shoes. A glitter topper made of small gold and slightly larger green/pinky pearlescent hexes. 1 coat over Ferris Wheel on my pinky. I like this one, it’s a subtle glitter topper.
I like 4/6 – the topcoat isn’t anything special and I’m just not really a fan of loose glitters…
I have combined 2 posts today, simply because I didn’t get a chance to do or upload no. 13 of my Untried series yesterday as I was finalising my dissertation (which is now completed and handed in! *dances*). So I have that for you today and days 5-8 of my Ciaté Mini Mani Month, which I’ll start with. You can find days 1-4 here.
Day 4: Encore. A sort of rusty, orange/brown colour. 1 coat + topcoat. So, umm.. this was disappointing.. the formula was awful. Although I only need one coat is was pretty thick and gloopy making it difficult to appy!
Day 5: Sugar Plum. A soft lilac. 2 coats + topcoat. Quite thin on first application but became opaque on the second which I was surprised. Much better formula and nice and smooth application 🙂
Day 6: Fit For A Queen. Gorgeous glittery silver. 2 coats + topcoat. Probably could have done with a third coat but other than it, it’s decent polish and really easy to work with.
Day 7: Kiss Chase. Bright bubblegum pink! Not normally my cup of tea but I do quite like this one. 2 coats + topcoat. No issues with formula, thicker than Sugar Plum but no where near as thick as Encore!
3/4 once again! Really do not like Encore. If this so happened to be the only Ciaté polish I tried I think it would put me off the brand!