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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, 10 December 2017

Ciate Day 10 - What The Shell?!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a nice creamy purple colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on! Would guess easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = gift from my boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Ciate Day 9 - The Naked Truth

Well as you can see from my post yesterday, my nails are long! But sadly one snapped and I had to cut them so I am now down to short nails again!

This is easy to use, okay to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It was slightly streaky on the first coat but fine on the second. It is a cute pink! Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = gift from my boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Ciate Day 8 - Desert Lights

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous iridescent polish which sparkles too! I really like this and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 1 min
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift for the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Ciate Day 7 - Beach Please!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely creamy pink 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 = gift from the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Ciate Day 6 - Moonlit Whispers

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous iridescent polish and looks amazing! I really like this one too! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery iridescent
Removal = okay but easier with foils
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-D

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Ciate Day 5 - Locket

Another doubler, this time from 2013. See here! Though, I think this one is slightly different too! It was put over a Kiko, that I still have to review on the other blog ;-)


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). I think it is slightly different, as this has a shimmer and 2013 didn't! It is really nice and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = shimmery glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 4 December 2017

Ciate Day 4 - Part Time Mermaid

Oh my....

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous iridescent polish. I really like this one. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 9/10 :-D

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Ciate Day 3 - Gelology Top Coat

Another doubler from 2016 - see here!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (1-2 minutes a coat) - it seemed slower than last years! Though I did use one thick coat. It does make the polish mega shiny and the polish lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = high gloss top coat
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = gift from my boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 6/10 :-| didn't seem as good as last years???

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Ciate Day 2 - Cabaret

This is a double from 2012 - look here! Or is it??? Certainly looks different!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice purple red colour. Looks lovely and lasted well. But I do think it is less purple than the 2012 version!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 1 December 2017

Ciate Day 1 - Midnight In Paris

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous deep blue colour with sparkles. Lasted well it it DID NOT STAIN! Some blues like this tend to stain, but this was a winner!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly
Removal = easy - no staining issues whatsoever!
Overall = 8/10
Purchase from = Gift from the boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Ciate Mini Mani Month 2017 Advent Calendar

It is that time of year again!!! Cannot believe how quickly this year has gone in! It had been a fairly crazy year for me but things are going well now!

So, yes, I got the calendar this year again! Well the boyfriend got it ;-) Thanks xxx

Excited and hope there are not many doublers!

So roll on tomorrow!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

OPI The Living Daylights

I put this over Colour Alike's Purple Twist.

This is okay to use and okay to apply - it is more like dabbing so make sure you have plenty glitters on the brush by dipping it in and out a few times. Drying was okay too (4-5 minutes). Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 1 and dabbing
Finish = glitter
Removal = tricky even with foils, let soak for a few minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Orly Monroe's Red

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous red with a subtle shimmer. I really like it! Noticed slight tip wear though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)