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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 2020

China Glaze - St Martini

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a older polish, so didn't mind the drying time. It also has a thin brush but it is good to use. It is really nice pink with a subtle shimmer. Lasted really well and gorgeous!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = pearly/shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think, was a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Ciate Day 24 - Silver Lining

So we have come to the end of our 2020 journey for this Calendar. I always feel a tad sad at the last post, but let's do it all again next year :-D





This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). I think it looks good solo and over the dark blue. You get really good coverage in just one coat too and it is very shiny and sparkly! It is also smooth, so doesn't need a top coat. I think this is a great way to end the Calendar! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and thank you so much for your kind comments <3


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Ciate Day 23 - Oil Slick

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely iridescent polish and very similar to Chanel's Peridot. I really like these sort of iridescent shades! This looks great and lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Ciate Day 22 - Dangerous Affair

 This is a doubler from: 2012, 2015 and 2018. Seems to be a popular one!




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice deep vampy shade. As mentioned in the 2018 post, this is different from 2015 and 2012. I think it does look similar to the 2018 version though. It sadly didn't last well and is prone to tip wear, so wear a top coat for longevity. Sadly these type of shades are prone to tip wear with me!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish =  creamy/jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 21 December 2020

Ciate Day 21 - Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil

 So this isn't actually a nail polish today! Oh well, strange!



This is a nice lip product. It does taste lovely and my lips felt better after putting it on.

Would have preferred a polish though! Even a nail treatment or file!

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Ciate Day 20 - Desert Lights

 This is a doubler from 2017.






This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice purple iridescent colour with silver dots. There are also pewters and greens too. This lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Ciate Day 19 - Midnight In Paris

 This is a doubler from 2017.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice dark blue polish with silver glitters. I think it is slightly less sparkly than the 2017 version. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly with glitters
Removal = easy and no staining!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Friday, 18 December 2020

Ciate Day 18 - Goal Digger

 This is a doubler from 2016.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely golden pewter metallic/foil nail polish. It is lovely and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic/foil
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Ciate Day 17 - Spinning Teacup

 



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is slightly streaky on the 1st coat but fine on the 2nd. Certainly not as bad as the previous few creams! It is a lovely lilac colour. Lasted really 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 = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Ciate Day 16 - Beach Melba

 



This is okay to use, streaky to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is streaky on the first coat, but builds up nicely on the second. It is a bit too peachy for my liking and doesn't go well with my tone. This lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Ciate Day 15 - Twinkle Toes

 





This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It looks really lovely solo and on the dark blue. It has blue and pink glitters in it. BUT a few minutes after it had dried and I took the photos, it was catching on my hair and clothes, so put on a top coat (last photo). Then all was fine, no catching at all. Looks great and lasted well with that TC.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10 with a top coat on
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes at least
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 14 December 2020

Ciate Day 14 - Smooth Sailing

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely blue and a one coater!! It looks good and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10