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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, 29 December 2019

Color Club Sparkle and Soar

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and are ready for New Year! 

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous orange with a lovely golden shimmer. Looks amazing. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Ciate Day 24 Party Popper

So we have reached the end of the calendar for this year! Have enjoyed it but slightly disappointed there were so many doublers!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It painted okay but did need dabbed a few times! It is a gorgeous holo shards polish. I think it looks good on both the white and dark colours. I would advise a top coat, as it caught on hair and clothes. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = holo shards
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone :-D

Monday, 23 December 2019

Ciate Day 23 Snatch

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely raspberry red colour. And it was a one coater as well. Though did get a little tip wear, so 2 coats may have been better.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Ciate Day 22 Starcrossed

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is an iridescent glittery polish. Looks good over the black, really stands out. It wasn't rough at all and didn't catch on anything. Noticed slight tip wear though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = iridescent glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Ciate Day 21 House Of Mirrors

This is a doubler from 2017!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely holo and I like it! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 20 December 2019

Ciate Day 20 Summer Haze

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). This is a lovely orange colour and it is a 1 coater too! Noticed tip wear, so probably 2 coats would have been better.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Ciate Day 19 Splash

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3). It is a lovely shimmery polish and looks great 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 = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ciate Day 18 Palm Springs

This is a doubler from 2017, but I think it is more like Pool Party from 2016!!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is different from 2017's Palm Springs. And looks more like 2016's Pool Party! Regardless of this, I like it and think it is nice. It did not stain, which is always a bonus! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ciate Day 17 Paradise Lost

Another doubler from 2018!!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous pinky copper iridescent shimmery polish. Lasted really 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 without foil method, but easier with foils!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 16 December 2019

Ciate Day 16 Nail File

Not a polish, but a nail file! We have had this in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

I actually didn't use this! It feels just like a normal emery board! The best nail file from the calendar was definitely 2015, as it was the glass file!

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