For all of the stamping designs I have tried so far I have used the special black Konad polish. I really wanted to try out a different colour and thought my gold polish from Ciaté would be pigmented enough to stand out. I was wrong! The design looks really faded so I was quite disappointed by my nails this week!
I really love this design! I used Ciaté Angel Wings as the base and then Nails Inc Nail Jewellery to create the gradient. I wish I’d managed to take photos in daylight as these photos could have looked so much better!
To be honest, the only thing remotely Christmassy about this nail design is the glitter! I started off with a layer of Rimmel Green With Envy and then sponged some Ciaté Angel Wings over it. I was going for an icy effect but was a bit heavy handed with the Angel Wings so it didn’t look great. I decided to add some purple glitter and I really liked the end result. What do you reckon?
Last week I decided to go with something simple and just used my two favourite polishes of the moment – Sand Dune by Ciaté and Milan by No7. They both go on so smoothly and don’t really show up chips too much. I think they go really well together, what do you think?
Here’s how I wore my nails at my friends wedding last weekend. I had ordered Nubar 2010 from Amazon but unfortunately it didn’t arrive on time (took them a week to tell me that it was damaged in the post and they didn’t have a replacement to send – so annoying!) so I had to make an emergency purchase on Friday afternoon. After much deliberation I went with Nails Inc Royal Arcade Nail Jewellery and paired it with my Ciaté Sand Dune.I really love the combination and can’t wait to try the Nail Jewellery over some other colours. Some bonus points- it drys really quickly and is really good at staying chip free! It is however a bit of a pain to remove but totally worth it! Do you like it?
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My first NOTW since getting back from Thailand and I had to cut my nails really short after biting them to death on the flight home – I’m quite a nervous flier!!! I’m wearing yet another Ciaté polish, this one is called Showgirl. Out of all of the Ciaté polishes I’ve tried over the past few weeks, this is my least favourite. I do like the colour but I wish the glitter was more obvious. The real life colour looks nothing like the picture on the website which is a bit annoying. The consistency of this one seemed to make it harder to apply although that might just have been because I hadn’t put any nail varnish on for the three weeks I was away…. The colour didn’t seem to want to go right up to the edges of my nails so looked as though it was wearing at the tips even though I’d literally just applied it – you can see this in the photos which were taken literally a few hours after I’d applied it!
What do you think of the colour?
Can you believe that this is the very first gold nail polish I’ve ever owned?! Sand Dune from Ciaté is the perfect gold colour, not too yellow and with plenty of shimmer. I love it!
I think this colour, Angel Wings, is really beautiful and it has a lovely shimmer is certain lights! It is actually quite opaque and I’m only wearing two coats in these photos. Like the other Ciaté Paint Pots I’ve tried, this is really easy to apply and doesn’t chip as easily as many other polishes I’ve owned. What do you think of the colour?
Here is the second Paint Pot from my Ciaté collection – Halo. I was a little disappointed when I applied the colour as in real life it looks as though it would be a pearly white with flecks of pink but it is actually really sheer. I had to use four coats to build up to colour as in these photos and it’s almost identical to Models Own Indian Ocean (but Indian Ocean is slightly more blue). I do really like the colour but will only be using it as a top coat in the future I think. Do you like it?