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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 :-)

Monday, 16 June 2014

Ciate Paper Doll



This is hard to use, hard to apply and quick drying (under a minute for each coat). The formula is terrible and hard to work with. It was very streaky and I found it hard to get rid of the bald patches! I ended up using really thick coats with minimal brush strokes, as this polish is quite unforgiving in that respect! I think it looks okay considering how hard it was to apply. It's not a perfect finish but it's the best I could achieve! I do think it is pretty and I like the finish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 2/10
Application = 2/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = Ciate describe it as a "porcelain" finish
Removal = okay be careful not to stain your fingers
Overall = 5/10 formula issues
Purchased from = got the set from TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 poor quality, but I really liked the polish!

16 comments:

  1. Haha you went through the challenge as well! I got the Paper Doll House too and like you, I liked the finish and loathed application - my solution: one Layer of Top Coat in between coat No 1 and No 2 - it made application so much easier and the result was so pretty <3

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    1. Oh what a nightmare huh!

      Wow thanks for this info I will try that for the next colour I use! :-)

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  2. I don't know if it looks like porcelain, still it looks well, I like it; it seems there are too many problems with application though. Ananka, you look great in white :)

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    1. Yeah I know! It is matte for sure! It's just the formula! Thanks :-)

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    2. The rest of them look interesting, especially this one in the middle on the first floor :D

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    3. Yeah! We'll see how I get on with them :-|

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  3. Haha welcome to the rest of us in the Ciate Dolls House nightmare ;)

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  4. So disappointing when a polish is such a fail!

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    1. I know especially when you expect better of Ciate!

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  5. Lovely!!!
    Have a good week!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  6. Ooooh even if it'shard to apply that is so adorable!!! I would get it just for the box <3

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    1. I know, I was thinking that too. It seemed worth it in the end! Hehe.

      Yeah totally - it's just so cute :-D

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  7. If you are looking for a good white nail polish, NARS Ecume is really good. x

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  8. Thanks Hannah, I've just googled it - wow it really is a stunning white. :-)

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