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.
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?
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!