Posts tagged ‘Nail polish’

February 9, 2013

Ciate Nail Day: Round-up

It’s about time, but I’m finally finishing up the Ciate Mini Mani Month box. I decided to go ahead and wear five colors at once and then just take a picture of the last 7 bottles. I got ridiculously behind. With work, switching jobs, interviews, and life, painting my nails didn’t happen much.

Without further ado I give you the colors:


In order of left to right on nails: Headliner, Fade to Greige, Mojito, Big Yellow Taxi, Speed Dial

The yellow(big yellow taxi), green (mojito), and orange (speed dial) were by far the most difficult to apply thus far. They were very watery when I applied them. It took many, many coats to get a solid color formed.


And here are the remaining bottles: bottles2Bottles from left to right: Glass Slipper, Power Dressing, Candyshop (caviar pearls), Magic Carpet, Sundance (caviar pearls), Enchanted Rose, Cookies and Cream

I love the color names of this whole box. Ciate is definitely going to have my vote for favorite nail polish for a long time.

Which is your favorite: Ciate, Essie, OPI, another??

December 30, 2012

Ciate: Mistress & Ladylike Luxe Days

It’s been a while since I painted my nails, so I thought I would try and get the next two of my Ciate Mini Mani Month in one. This is days 9 and 10 (yes, way, way behind) but I truly want to use them not just swatch them. Here is Mistress, a red color with an orange undertone. (It’s more red than shown in this image) With Ladylike Luxe as the gold shade. These colors were perfect together.


Bottles below in respective order: Mistress and Ladylike Luxe


December 13, 2012

Ciate: Vintage Nail Day

Here is day 8 of Ciate’s Mini Mani Month. A gorgeous color called Vintage. I’ve been wearing a lot of gray this week so this bluish-gray has been a perfect color. I love it. And so far all these nail polishes have really held up well. This picture was taken today and I painted my nails on sunday so that gives you a great idea of how well this stuff does. :)


Below: (From left to right) Angel Wings, Cutie Pie, and Caviar Pearls in Prom Queen


 I have skipped three colors, which is what this second image is. I’m going to try the caviar pearls at some point, I just don’t want to waste them without an occasion because I type on a computer all day and I’m worried they would just be falling off all over my desk. Kinda awkward at work! The other two: angel wings and cutie pie I just skipped because I wanted some color. :)

December 2, 2012

Ciate: Cabaret Nail Day

So, the quality of these images are horrible, I know. I apologize. The problem is, when I got really clear pictures, the color came out wrong. This nail polish is beautiful which is irritating because I really wanted to show it off. This so far is by FAR my favorite.

I must also add a note while you are reading this about the previous polish I posted, Halo, that was a b!tch to remove! The glitter took about 10-15 minutes to completely get off. I don’t recommend it.

Onto Cabaret though…. the second picture is closer to the true color. I would describe it as a berry/wine/burgundy color. Seriously, though, it’s gorgeous. If you can only buy one Ciate color, so far, buy this one!!ciate1


November 19, 2012

Ciate: Dangerous Affair Nail Day

Day 2 of my Ciate mini mani month. Well… day 2 is a little off as I don’t have the time to paint my nails every single day, but I’m still going to go in order.

So.. “day 2” is Dangerous Affair. It’s a gorgeous red shade with a pink undertone that is really only noticeable in certain lighting.

Please forgive the horrible painting job. I was exhausted trying to paint and I typically let my shower in the morning remove the excess ;)

April 24, 2012

Nars Nails

In an array of sorbet shades, Nars and Thakoon have teamed up to bring us five limited-edition nail polishes. For $18 apiece, in the colors:

– Anardana – azalea pink
– Ratin Jot – orchid purple
– Koliary – cyan blue
– Kutki – powder blue
– Amchoor – bright yellow

I really want to get my hands on the Anardana and Kutki colors. They are by far my favorites out of this collection, but they are all amazing.

These are available for a short time at places like Nordstrom or Sephora or Nars Online starting May 1st. However, I checked on Nordstrom, and the website says they are available for pick-up in store right now. So… if you want your hands on them early, test out your local Nordstrom!

April 3, 2012

Les Jeans de Chanel Collection

Chanel and their nail polish trends are at it again. This time, it’s all about jeans. Les Jeans de CHANEL collection. That’s right, a trio of colors that could easily be jean hues. Blues, blues, blues. Cobalt for nails has been in the news lately so Chanel is getting in on the bluesy love. The image they posted on Facebook promoting their new colors even makes you want to go buy one of their new denim embroidered bags just to get the whole fantastic look.

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