[Ciaté] Power Dressing

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.

Power Dressing

Shown below is two coats. Great advantage: Not stains upon removal.

Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Anyway, this is the reason why you haven’t seen Ciaté in this blog for quite a while. This (kind of) “alternative” stash is really 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.

[Ciaté] Iced Frappé

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.

iced frappe

I’ve got the mini version (from last year’s Ciaté advent calendar) and applied two coats.

iced frappe

iced frappe

iced frappe

iced frappe

iced frappe

[Essence] Let It Snow (Top Coat)

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.

let it snow

My first pick was Pillow Fight (Ciaté), a grey shade with a tad of lilac/mauve.

pillow fight

pillow fight

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.

goofy blue

goofy blue

goofy blue

goofy blue

Close-up view.

goofy blue

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!

mint

mint

mint

mint

mint

Close-up view.

mint

[Ciaté] Cookies and Cream

Cookies and Cream (I’ve got the mini version, which was part of Ciatés famous advant calendar of December 2012) is a beige nude (with a certain proportion of white) and thus a neutral shade, but not plain.

cookies and cream

I also love Cookies and Cream for its crème finish, making it appear opaque very quickly. Shown below is two coats.

cookies and cream

cookies and cream

cookies and cream

cookies and cream

[Ciaté] Dangerous Affair

Dangerous Affair by Ciaté. This is a darker, vampy red. Kind of jelly formula. It’s so pretty, I wore it a couple of times in December and it is certainly one of my favourite Ciaté shades.

dangerous affair

Two coats. Since it is jelly-ish, it’s a bit sheer, but not too visible. Looks very classy, in my view. The actual colour of Dangerous affair is reflected pretty close in the first picture.

dangerous affair

dangerous affair

dangerous affair

dangerous affair

Just a quick shot of my new boots… I love high heels! 🙂 But since it had been snowing heavily at the beginning of the week, I can’t wear them at present…

boots

Snow landscape, argh…

snow