Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ciate Mini Mani Month Calendar: Polishes 1-6

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-

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-

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?


  1. These are lovely!! I especially love the last color.

  2. You're making me think I should have picked this set up, lovely swatches! The loose glitter over Encore looks so good! :)

  3. Ive never tried Ciate either, but all of these look really pretty!

  4. love sugar plum...not too impressed by the glitters. I feel like for the price they should be better