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I'm a simple Scottish girl with an unusual name and a strange obsession for nail polish! My aim is to capture what the eye sees, with a camera! Too much nail polish and never enough time. Welcome to my little world :-)

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Ciate Day 15 Gelology Top Coat

Another doubler from 2018, 2017 and 2016. It's a top coat and I RARELY use top coats! I used on top of the last post as it was catching on my stuff.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1 minute a coat). It is very glossy and shiny!!! And helped with the shards, they stopped catching with this topper.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = top coat
Removal = with this I had to use foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10



Saturday, 14 December 2019

Ciate Day 14 Gilded Goddess

Used this on top of Avon Emerald Elegance and Avon Make My Day. Also solo!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It needs to be dabbed on more than painted, so make sure you have plenty glitters on the brush. Dip in and out a few times for this. It is a nice gold glitter and looks good on the red and green! Very festive. Did notice it caught on my hair and clothes though! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter shards
Removal = okay with foil method, need to soak for at least 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 13 December 2019

Ciate Day 13 Phantom

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous polish with a black base and iridescent glitters! Goes from blue to purple. Awesome colour but got a little tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ciate Day 12 Total Eclipse

Oh no another doubler from 2018!!! And I am sporting slightly shorter nails, as one snapped and I had to cut them down!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice grey blue colour. It applied well, compared to last years! Noticed tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ciate Day 11 Pepperminty

So we have another doubler!!! 2018 and 2013.

This is easy to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second. This is the same as 2018 but different from 2013. I prefer the 2013 version, but this is okay. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ciate Day 10 Iced Frappe

Another doubler!! From 2018 and 2016!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is an okay nude, just not really my colour! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 6/10 - good quality just not my colour!

Monday, 9 December 2019

Ciate Day 9 Cyclone

This is a doubler from 2018!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous iridescent polish with an amazing shift! Same as last years! Looks pretty good over the dark colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = iridescent shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Ciate Day 8 Royal Reign

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely deep dark blue. 1 thick coat would have done but I used 2. Noticed slight tip wear. And it DID NOT stain, which is always good.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Ciate Day 7 Sweet Treats

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous iridescent shimmery polish. Gold and pinks can be seen. I tried it over a white and dark colour. Looks great over the dark! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3 solo or 1 as topper
Finish = iridescent and shimmery
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 6 December 2019

Ciate Day 6 Kiss Chase

This is a doubler from 2013.

This easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice and pretty pink! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ciate Day 5 White Heat

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second. It is a lovely white. Lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ciate Day 4 Tempest

A doubler from the 2018 calendar!


I decided to put this on top of a dark colour: Barry M Black Grape and a white: OPI Alpine Snow.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice iridescent polish. I think it looks good over the dark colour but no so much the white! Also looks great solo too! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3 or 1 as topper
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)