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Ciate Chinchilla & waterfall nail art featuring polishes from Ciate Mini Mani Month S

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Hello! Last week Catch of the Day had some Ciate Mini Mani Month sets available and I bought the “S” version, which you can see on my Instagram here. From what I know, the Ciate Mini Mani Month is quite big in the US and Europe during the Christmas period – essentially it’s an advent calendar for nail polish lovers! Each day in the lead up to Christmas you open one of the days and have a brand new mini Ciate polish (in some of the kits they also have cute little files and nail polish accessories, too). My kit came with all the polishes I show you today as well as some caviar beads and loose glitter (so a total of 24 nail polish and nail polish items altogether). As you can probably guess, it’s quite popular so I was ecstatic to be able to purchase it in Australia and had to have one right away! (Mwahahaha!).

Before I begin, is anyone able to fill me in regarding the pronunciation of Ciate? I go between “key-ate” and “see-ate”, but I’m not sure if either is correct! I’ve heard “chee-ate” on YouTube so I am confused! While I think the name may have some kind of French connection, I’m pretty sure Ciate is from the UK (but made in USA) – am I correct?

Anywho, today I bring you Chinchilla, a lovely grey/blue creme. The formula was wonderful and although it is a mini polish, I found the brush to be of a nice size for my nails. In fact, comparing it to my one and only full-size Ciate (Pepperminty), I’d say they have a very similar lid/bottle proportion (and therefore brush). What you see below is two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Ciate Chinchilla by Dry, Dammit!

Ciate Chinchilla by Dry, Dammit!

Ciate Chinchilla by Dry, Dammit!

 

Ciate Chinchilla by Dry, Dammit!

This formula is really wonderful, as far as I’m concerned Ciate means premium polish and that’s what you should get. I loved this polish so much I decided to add some nail art to it. I decided to take inspiration from The Nailasaurus and create a waterfall design. It’s my first try at doing a waterfall design but I think I got the hang of it pretty quickly. What do you think?

Ciate Chinchilla waterfall nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Ciate Chinchilla waterfall nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Ciate Chinchilla waterfall nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Ciate Chinchilla waterfall nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Ciate Chinchilla waterfall nail art by Dry, Dammit!

As you can tell by the crazy amount of pictures I really loved the look of this. The Ciate polishes I used were: Pillow Fight, Fit For a Queen, Starlet and Sugar Plum. How awesome is this look!? I used Rimmel London Matte Finish for the top coat as well, rather than leave it glossy. I just thought it would add another dimension and I think it’s fab!

Have you tried this nail art by The Nailasaurus? All you need is a striper, so it’s pretty easy. I would love to hear your thoughts about my waterfall nail art and Chinchilla. Thanks for reading!

12 thoughts on “Ciate Chinchilla & waterfall nail art featuring polishes from Ciate Mini Mani Month S

  1. Lovely! The waterfall makes it amazing!

  2. Love the waterfall design. So pretty!

  3. I love this look! And haha, I always pronounce it as [cee-ah-tay] πŸ™‚

  4. In my head I pronounce it see-ahh-tay. I have no idea if that’s correct tho!

  5. These are on Ozsale today, I might have to indulge in a set πŸ˜€

    Now to decide which one…

  6. I love the colour of this nail polish! The end result also looks great πŸ™‚ I have no idea how to prenounce it either haha so I am glad I am not alone πŸ˜›

    xox
    Jasmine
    http://www.jasminewalker.org/wordpressorg/

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