Friday, 8 June 2012

Sparkly lilac with Ciate and Essie


I did my nails just the way every other beauty blogger on this planet did. Ring finger glitter. It’s not original and you’ve probably seen it ten thousand times but here it is!

I used Ciate Bon Bon nail polish which came free with Marie Claire magazine as the colour for most of my nails. It’s a light, dusky lilac shade I would call neutral.

I love that we get free stuff with magazines here in the UK. It’s such a great way to try things out without paying the full price. It can be a bit addictive thou so I always spend a few minutes in front of the newsstand. I take a deep breath and think twice before I put it in the basket (I’m amazed how reasonable I’ve become!). Nail varnish was definitely a good choice because my collection lacks a pretty colour like this and I’ve always wanted to try very much so hyped Ciate.

As for Ciate itself I am not that impressed. The bottle is adorable and it’s an opaque, easy to apply formula. Unfortunately it only lasted couple of days before rubbing off at the ends. I look for longevity in a nail polish and this hasn’t got it. But if you like to change your nail polish every other day then I’m sure you’ll love Ciate. Just bear in mind that it’s a bit pricey at £9 per bottle.

For my ring fingers I’ve used Essie LuxeEffects Set in Stones. Very thick glitter here! Three coats are enough to cover the nail completely in sparkles. Here I used two coats because I like when a bit of a bare nail peaks through and also because I’m a bit lazy and didn’t want to wait too long before it dries ;)

I should also add that I used Seche Vite fast drying top coat.

What do you think about statement finger manicure? The boy said it looks weird with one finger being different but I love it! What do they know anyway, ha? (I mean boys of course).

Sylwia x  


  1. I don't think boys get it. I think it looks fab. That Essie polish is beautiful! I need it now. I don't know if Ciate is available in Oz but would also really like to try this brand.

    1. Thank you sweetie. I really like how it looks :)
      Have you got No7 available because they came out with a polish very similar to Essie and it will be a lot cheaper than Essie (with a Boots voucher) :) xx

  2. Gorgeous colour! :) very very pretty.

  3. These are lovely! and your right boys no nothing!!

    I'm a new follower from the beauty blog hop :)


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