I was in the mood for a neutral tone, someday during the summer holidays. I had worn so many bright and sparkly colours, and because the sun was shining every day, I could not resist a more natural look. This is Cutie Pie (the mini bottle), a semi-sheer nude pink.
Three coats shown below. Of course, this would go well with French manicure.
Hopscotch. Orange red- so I don’t really know what else to say about this beautiful colour. The bottle shows the miniature version.
Two coats applied.
Big Yellow Taxi again. I hadn’t been wearing yellow for quite a while, and since my Ciaté nail varnishes are at my mother’s, I pulled this one out. Please find the old photos here.
Application was two coats.
Sugar plum is a lovely lilac crème. This is the miniature bottle.
Application was two coats.
If you live in Europe, you will be aware of the current heatwave. It’s been lasting for a few weeks now I think. Although it is super hot outside (around 33 degrees celsius today), I’m still enjoying the summer; this is just what I need. Definitely my Asian heritage, I guess. 😎 Nevertheless, I’m typing and using my computer without glasses due to the heat and sweating, and I rarely wear contacts, so I hope I won’t make too many mistakes.
My Ciatés (more or less the minis from their first advent calendars) are at my mother’s house and I recently discovered them again. Although this one is called Chinchilla, it’s the perfect dove grey.
Application was two coats – and finally, garden photos in the sunshine again. 😎
I’m keeping the Ciaté minis (from their advent calendars) at my mother’s house (outsourcing 😉 ) and when I was in the mood for dark blue some days ago, I remembered Power Dressing. This is a dark blue jelly.
Shown below is two coats. I had expexted Power Dressing to stain upon removal – but no such thing, thus: great plus!
Anyway, this is the reason why you haven’t seen Ciaté in this blog for quite a while. This (kind of) “alternative” stash comes handy; normally, when I am away for some days, I pick my nail colours in advance, but sometimes change my mind (I try matching my nails with bags or clothes) – andam happy about “replacement” shades.
Iced Frappé is a light, almost pastel mauve with hints of grey and nude. Thus a perfect neutral, but not nude, colour, great for every occasion.
I’ve got the mini version (from last year’s Ciaté advent calendar) and applied two coats.
I mentioned Pillow Fight the other day, when I topped it with Essence Black Dress and White Tie, but here we have it on its own, since it’s worth showing. Pillow Fight is a grey with a hint of mauve/lilac, but really only a small tad.
Only one photo of Pillow Fight on my nails … I used two coats and will surely wear this again.
Talent Scout is a vibrant purple, really bright, with a crème finish.
It’s close to Dior Ultra Violet, my favourite purple, but not a dupe:
My favourite top coat for this season, imitating snowfalls. It’s packed with big white bits and smaller glitter particles in a transparent base. My daughter got Let It Snow for me, and so far, I’ve tried it over a couple of varnishes.
My first pick was Pillow Fight (Ciaté), a grey shade with a tad of lilac/mauve.
Here is Let It Snow combined with another Essence, Goofy Blue (Snow Jam Collection of last winter). Goofy Blue has a shimmer of its own and contains flakies, so at first I thought it might be too much topping it with Let it Snow … but in the end, this is my favourite combo.
Here it is over Essence Always On My Mint, a pastel mint shade with a slight shimmer. I liked this too, that’s probably the reason why I took so many photos!