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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, 28 December 2015

Orly Be Daring

Hello all, I'm back again. Had a few days from blogging. Hope you all had a great Christmas :-D

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a bright purple with a kinda rubbery matte finish. I think it looks really nice. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time=  8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = neon rubbery matte
Removal = N/A as put glitter on, but I think it would be easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Day 24 - Ciate Rom Com Rouge

The end of another advent calendar! It's been good :-) There was only a few doublers and a few treatments and glitters. And I've liked a good few of the colours :-)

Merry Christmas to one and all.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a nice red glitter and I wanted to show it solo! I'm thinking it would look good over a white! Very festive! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, just let it soak for a few minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Day 23 - Ciate Cookies & Cream

Another doubler from 2012. See here: Cookies & Cream.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a good quality nail polish, just really no my colour. I don't think it looks that great on me :-| Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 6/10 :-| Good polish, just not me!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Day 22 - Ciate Hutch

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's an absolutely gorgeous red colour. Really, really nice. But I did get tip wear, lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 21 December 2015

Day 21 - Ciate Prima Ballerina

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). I'd have to say this went on nicely! It's a kinda mushroom putty colour. Not I'm not really a fan of browns but I did like this one oddly enough! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Day 20 - Ciate Nail Gym

This is a treatment. I wasn't quite sure about it, apparently makes the nails stronger! And can also be used as a base coat. So that's what I did and used it with Avon Graphite.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It does feel nice on the nails, quite hard to explain LOL! Had to say it did work well as a base coat.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = N/A as treatment
Coats = 1
Finish = base coat
Removal = easy enough I'm sure
Overall = 8/10 as a base
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Day 19 - Ciate Dangerous Affair

This is the first doubler in a while! This is from 2012 posted here: Dangerous Affair.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a really nice red colour. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 18 December 2015

Day 18 - Ciate Purple Rain-bow

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a really nice glitter with holo glitters too! I did want to show this solo and it does look really fabby. I can imagine it look really good over dark colours as well. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = holo glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, just let it soak for about 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Day 17 - Ciate Shady Lady

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3 minutes a coat). This is a nice metallic silvery pewter. It is quite prone to brushstrokes so be careful with application. I really like it. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Day 16 - Ciate Miracle On 34th

I put this on top of Barry M Black Grape.

This is easy to use and easy to apply. Just sprinkle it over a wet nail and tap off the excess. Make sure you do one nail at a time so the polish or top coat doesn't dry! Make sure you have a bit of paper or a tub underneath to catch the excess. This is a pretty gold glitter, but nothing special. Looks nice enough though! Only swatched this.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = as long as the base
Lasted well = N/A as swatched
Coats = sprinkle over
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy enough with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Day 15 - Ciate Birthday Blue

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). This is a really gorgeous blue and it did not stain - yah! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned kinda!
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Day 14 - Ciate Raspberry Collins

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a really nice pinky colour. Really pretty! 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 = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Day 13 - Ciate Double Bubblegum

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a really nice lilac purple colour. The formula was really good too. 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 = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Day 12 - Ciate A List

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a nice purple that I would say is slightly iridescent and has a subtle shimmer. I think it is nice. This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery and slightly iridescent!
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)