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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 :-)

Friday, 24 December 2021

Ciate Day 24 - Dancing Shoes

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). This is a normal sized bottle and the brush is really good and the glitter applied nicely too. It looks nice over both light and dark colours. This lasted really well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Have a great day :-D

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Ciate Day 23 - Berry Grape-ful

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 mintues a coat). The brush and formula are really good. It is a really lovely purple and lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Ciate Day 22 - After Dark

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are really good. It is a really gorgeous purple with an amazing shimmer. It is slightly iridescent too. This lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Ciate Day 21 - Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer

So today is not a nail polish or treatment or even a nail file! I feel cheated. As I don't wear makeup I haven't reviewed this. Really wouldn't know how to use it haha!

 

Has anyone else used this? If so was it any good?

Monday, 20 December 2021

Ciate Day 20 - Seize The Clay

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the formula is okay. It is a little streaky on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second. It is nice enough but don't think it really suited me. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
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 = 7/10

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Ciate Day 19 - Ice Scream

 



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The first coat is streaky but it builds up nicely on the second. I used 3 coats but if you don't have ridges you'd get away with 2 coats. It is a lovely baby blue and it lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Ciate Day 18 - Pillow Fight

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both good too. This is a nice grey. It lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 17 December 2021

Ciate Day 17 - Desert Storm

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are good. It is nice but similar style to yesterday so would have had this on a different day! I like it and it was a one coater too! Only swatched so don't know if it lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Ciate Day 16 - I Want Candy

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are really good. It is a nice pink. I used 3 coats but if you don't have ridges, then you would get away with 2 coats. I only swatched this so no idea if it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = n/a
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Ciate Day 15 - Stay Golden

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and really good drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both really good. This is an amazing bright gold! And it is a one coater too! I only swatched this no idea if it lasted well!

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Ciate Day 14 - Total Eclipse

So this one has appeared in both 2018 and 2019




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good too. It is a purple/blue grey colour. It is nice and really good quality. This one lasted really, really well!

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 13 December 2021

Ciate Day 13 - Cupcake Queen

This one has appeared a few times over the years - see here: 2012, 2014 and 2016.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). Great formula and great brush. I am quite sentimental about this one as it was in the very first Calendar in 2012 and was also the first day! I did get quite emotional. It is a gorgeous pink with a subtle blue shimmer. Looks amazing. I only swatched this.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Ciate Day 12 - Racing Queen

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. It is a lovely dark green colour. It looks good and I did like this one. It lasted really well BUT upon removal I noticed a little staining on the nail.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10