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