Hi everyone, welcome to Sunday. I hope your weekend is going well. Yesterday I had a nice day of relaxing and that felt really good. I watched a bunch of Supernatural and got some swatching done. It was pretty nice :)
Today I have my very first Ciate polishes which come from the Mini Mani Month calendar. I received this as a Christmas present from my parents and I have to say that I'm really impressed so far. I've never tried Ciate polishes and I am pleasantly surprised. Since there are 24 polishes in the calendar, I decided to break them up into 4 posts. Today I have polishes 1-6.
Snow Globe has iridescent flakes in a clear base. I used one coat over OPI Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs. All swatches are without topcoat. I wish that the flakes had been slightly smaller so that they covered the nail more.
Boudoir is a vibrant cherry red cream. The formula was good and I used two coats without topcoat below.
Hopscotch is a deep tangerine orange cream. This polish is so vibrant and I really liked it. I used two coats without topcoat.
Encore! is a mix between a strawberry and a terra cotta red. The formula was thick on this polish but not unmanageable. This polish was a 1 coater!
Miss Mistletoe Sequins-
Number 5 was a bottle of loose glitter. Miss Mistletoe consisted of gold and pink glitter. This was my first experience with loose glitter but it was easier to use than I thought it would be. I started with a base of Encore! and put a layer of topcoat over it. While the topcoat was wet, I sprinkled the loose glitter and finished with another layer of topcoat.
Sugar Plum is a cool-toned pale lilac cream. This polish goes on pretty sheer, but it builds up beautifully in three coats. I thought the finished color was so pretty. Three coats without topcoat below.
Overall I am really happy with these polishes so far. I think there are some really pretty colors that I haven't seen before and I can't wait to swatch the rest :) Which ones of these is your favorite? Do you own any Ciate polishes?