Ciaté Mini Mani Month: 20-24

Hello 🙂

Today I have the final 5 polishes in my Ciaté Mini Mani Month – 20-24.

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Day 20: Ivory Queen. Very similar to Members Only but slightly more opaque and a little less shimmery. 2 coats, no topcoat. Consistency is fine.

Day 21: Confetti. A holographic glitter. 3 coats isn’t quite full coverage but it is pretty decent.

Day 22: Christmas Tree Caviar. Green, red and cream caviar pearls, which I don’t like. Meh – that’s all I have to say.

Day 23: LocketA shimmery silver base with multiple glitter sizes – also silver. Coverage isn’t great, could probably do with a silver base colour. 3 coats, no topcoat.

Ciate Serendipity

Day 24: Serendipity. A pink/red glitter. Full coverage in just 2 coats. I actually really love this pink. Shown without topcoat.

4/5 – only one I really didn’t like is the caviar pearls.

Overall this calendar was good but some of the colours were a bit same-y… which was a little bit of a shame. You can see the other colours here from Days 1-45-89-14 and 15-19.

C x

Ciaté Mini Mani Month: Days 15-19

Hello 🙂

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…

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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 OnlyA 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 GracieA 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.

Don’t forget to check Days 1-45-8 and 9-14!

C x

Ciaté pillow fight, speed coat, jingle belle, pepperminty, ferris wheel and party shoes

Ciaté Mini Mani Month: Days 9-14

Hello

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.

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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 CoatI 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 belleA 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: PeppermintyA 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 ShoesA 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…

Don’t forget to check Days 1-4 and 5-8!

C x

Ciate encore, sugar plum, fit for a queen and kiss chase

Ciaté Mini Mani Month: Days 5-8 & A Series of Untried Nail Art: 13 – Blobbicure

Hello 🙂

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.

Ciate encore, sugar plum, fit for a queen and kiss chase Ciate encore, sugar plum, fit for a queen and kiss chase Ciate encore, sugar plum, fit for a queen and kiss chase Ciate encore, sugar plum, fit for a queen and kiss chaseDay 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 PlumA 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 QueenGorgeous 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 ChaseBright 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!

C x

ciate snow globe, boudoir, hopscotch and miss mistletoe

Ciaté Mini Mani Month: Days 1-4

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I very luckily won a ciaté mini mani month in a giveaway from Naomi overt at Polkadottyblog 🙂 and I’ll be posting swatches every 4-5 days (depending how busy I am!). Today I have days 1-4 Enjoy!

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There are 20 polishes and each polish is 5ml. There are also  2 glitters, 2 caviar beads and a funnel included. All swatches show with a topcoat.

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