Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ciate Cookies and Cream-Swatches and Review

Hi polish friends, welcome to Thursday.  I'm actually pre-writing this the night before because I'll be on my way up to Chicago for some fieldwork.  Pretty much my least favorite part of my job but the weather is going to be in the 60's and feeling perfectly like Fall sweater weather so I am excited for that :)  I've got my Fall polishes out, some new sweaters, a fuzzy blanket, and my pumpkin cupcake candle going.  You'd better believe I'm ready!

Today I have an interesting polish to share with you, actually a pretty interesting take on a nude polish.  This polish came in a set of three full-size Ciate polishes that I bought during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  The trio was dessert themed and it had a full size of my favorite Ciate, Pepperminty so I just went for it. Cookies and Cream is the pinky nude polish of the group.

Ciate Cookies and Cream is a semi-sheer polish but it can be buildable.  I don't personally care for sheers too much so I choose to build up the color to be fully opaque.  The color was easily built up in three thin coats of polish.  The color was very interesting and nothing like I've seen before.  It's really like the color the milk is after you dunk a bunch of Oreos in it.  It's a light nude but it has a hint of pink to it.  I really enjoyed it.  My swatches are three thin coats with topcoat.

Overall I was very happy with this polish.  I have been very surprised with how many Ciate polishes I have liked recently.  With the ones I've tried, they've had good formulas and unique colors.  I liked that this polish could be worn sheer or could be easily built up and I love the unique color.  This one was a big winner for me!