Ciaté Nail Polishes – Olivia Palermo ‘The Fashion Edit’

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I’ve always loved Ciaté nail polishes since last year when I had one of their advent calendars. They have a great range of shades and really pretty glitters aswell. This set that I’m reviewing for you today is from the collaboration between Ciaté and Olivia Palermo, called the ‘Fashion Edit’. (Quick note, she’s also developed a make up range with them too!)

This pretty little collection has shades that wouldn’t go amiss around Fashion Week, and it has four shades to see you through any special occasion. The shades included are:

These shades are really pretty, my favourite so far is the soft, milky nude which is very chic and flattering on the nails.

Here is me wearing ‘My Off Duty Nude’ 🙂

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The polishes themselves take around 2 – 3 coats to get them quite opaque (particularly the nude one) but that’s not too excessive when you compare it to most other nail polishes. My only criticism of these polishes is that on their own they are BLOODY expensive. £17 for a nail polish?!?!? For one?!? The set isn’t too badly priced at £25.

Mental!

I know Olivia Palermo is the person they have collaborated with for this but what has she put in them…caviar?!

What do you think of these? Have you tried any of this range?

🙂

Roshni xxx

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The Nail Polishes That Say ‘Autumn’

One of the best things about autumn (or Fall for any of you across the ocean) is that you can crack out the mauves, the burgundy reds and the burnt oranges.

Autumnal colours just bellow messages of warm nights by the fire, hot chocolates and feeling snug wrapped in a knitted scarf :).

So I thought I’d show you some of my favourite nail polishes for Autumn time – they are a mix of purples, reds and teals. A few glitters are thrown into the mix too, as when you start to move towards Christmas time you can’t beat a bit of glitter!

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First up, we have Essie’s ‘Bordeaux’ (pictured above) which is a beautiful burgundy, maroon colour. It’s quite dark, but that’s what winter is all about – it’s filled with dark and moody shades. This is my newest purchase and it has a brilliant, glassy effect. Essie polishes are amazing!

Next we have Ciaté’s ‘Silhouette’, which is a gorgeous dark red, with flecks of glitter running through it. It isn’t coarse bits of glitter, it’s quite fine but it is quite dramatic once you’ve painted it on. (By the way, why does silhouette have a H in it? Sil HOO ette). The glitter is like a green/browny/red reflection, which is SO pretty.  This takes a good two coats to build up, but once you’ve done the second one it’s beautifully opaque.

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Front and centre, we have Tanya Burr’s Midnight Sparkles, which is a firm autumn favourite of mine. This is quite a bright but dark purple glittery polish. Compared to the Ciaté polish this comes out quite opaque already (you can tell Tan has taken time to look at the formula for these polishes). This is a great polish for those times when you are in a rush – a few  sweeps of this and you’re done! I’d recommend a layer of Seche Vite over the top to give a glassy finish that dries really quick!

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Lastly, we have a No 17 polish and another from Tanya’s range (you can tell I like them, right?) The 17 polish is called ‘Navy Glint’, which is summed up by the name really! It’s a teal coloured glitter, which has AMAZING opacity. Seriously, a few strokes of this nail polish and you are done. It can look quite dull as it is so I’d recommend using a top coat :).

Then, Tanya Burr’s ‘New York Night’ is a deep purple that has no shimmer in it. Sometimes when using this, it’s so dark it looks a bit black, but I quite like that about it. This is quite good in terms of coats – I’d say max 2 coats is needed. This is a great kind of polish to use if you are going for a bit more of a grungy look, or if you’ve used kohl to line your eyes for example.

Those are my favourite polishes for Autumn time, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and feel free to leave me a comment if you want to know any more about them!

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Roshni xxx

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Looking forward to Spring – Ciaté Sherbet Fizz

Hello!

I have a very simple, but VERY bright nail look to bring to you today. I’m really looking forward to spring, being able to come home from work in the light and seeing flowers and blossom around in the world (could I be any more of a stereotype right now).

I got about a million and one Ciaté nail polishes at Christmas in the Advent Calendar, and the only nail polish I haven’t tried was ‘Sherbet Fizz’. It didn’t seem right to crack this one out at Christmas as it is quite a corally, pinky red which reminds me of tulips and sticks of rock!

As with the rest of the Ciaté nail polishes, it works best if you apply a very thin first coat, then build up the opacity in the second or maybe third coats :).

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The name ‘Sherbet Fizz’ is really fitting for this polish, not sure if you can see some of the shimmer in the bottle but there are some little golden flecks running through out it.

Compared to the rest of the Ciaté polishes, I think this one doesn’t tend to last as long without fading (even with a layer of Seche Vite over the top). In spite of that, it is a really beautiful colour and makes me look forward to sun and barbecues and…MORE SUN.

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I really like how this looks on a ‘squ-oval’ shaped nail, it’s a really pretty shade and because it’s quite corally it is bang on trend.

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Nameless Nail Varnish?! Shame on you, French Connection

This week I had one of those weeks where I just really couldn’t be bothered with doing my nails. I left them bare for most of the week partly because I am lazy and partly because I remember reading about this crazy lady who had nail varnish on her nails ALL the time and they went weird and then she didn’t have any left 🙁 🙁 :(.(I think that story has frightened me a little).

When sifting through my nail polish collection (at the moment it’s in a large square Ikea box), I decided to revisit an old favourite. A while ago my eldest sister bought me a French Connection nail varnish set that contained some pretty random shades. Of all the shades, there was a brilliant electric shimmery blue, that was still quite dark but bright at the same time.

I remember when I opened the pack and turned the little nail polishes with matte bottle tops upside down I was DISMAYED to find out that they have no names. Not even a little number to identify them. In spite of this, I really do love this colour. The formula isn’t great to be honest, I have used a much paler pink shade from this range before and it needs a good 2 – 3 coats for it to start to build up the colour.

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On top of this I have used Ciaté’s Celestial, once again, as you guys know I love this. This glitter top coat just goes so beautifully over other blues due to the teeny little blue flecks in the polish.

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Have any of you tried the French Connection nail polishes? Also, does anyone have any good tips for nail polish storage? I definitely will be having a cheeky look on Muji very soon from what I can tell…

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh
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Ciaté Mini in ‘Silhouette’

Hi Everyone!

This is becoming a bit of a weekly thing now (a nail look post), so just to introduce the schedule from here on out I will be posting at least 3 times a week, with a nail look on Sunday at the beginning of the week. Then I will also be posting on Wednesday and Saturday! (P.S There may be some bonus posts on some weeks so keep your mascara’d eyes peeled).

The nail polish I have tried this week is one of the mini’s from the Ciaté Christmas Advent Calendar, which is called ‘Silhouette’. I think the name is very fitting for a polish of this colour as it is very chic, understated and glamorous. The colour itself is a burgundy, browny red, with a touch of glitter throughout it. When it catches the light, the red that shows up is much more of a true red and this makes it pretty special for me.

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Tilted the polish so you can see how the glitter shines gold and red!

This polish does need a good two coats in order to build up the colour and opacity. When you apply the first thin coat, it looks like a really light pink. Once you let that dry for a few seconds and apply the second coat it takes on a whole new dark, moody colour which I LOVE <3.

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Such a gorgeous colour!

What are your favourite colours to start the new year with?

I think I just can’t let go of the burgundy’s…:(

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The 1 Coat Only Glitter

So, I have to say I am amazed.

Ciaté have done it again! As you lot know, I have a lot of new mini’s to try out and this week I gave ‘Mineral Clarity’ a go as it looked really cool in the bottle.

The formula is REALLY thick and there are no gaps between the glitter as you apply it first coat. This means it would be a great polish to use when you want to look like you’ve made a lot of effort when you have very little time.

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ANOTHER ONE THAT LOOKS LIKE SPACE.

This looks completely different in the bottle to how it looks on. When applied, it actually takes on a cool toned lilac/blue colour, which is really unique and very on trend. (The lilac doesn’t show at all in the photos but it does in real life). The glitter is quite coarse, but when it catches the light it is really pretty.

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I can imagine that I will end up using this polish up really quick, as 1. I LOVE IT and 2. it is really thick so the brush gets pretty loaded up with polish.

In the bottle it looks like the sheen you get when you see a puddle that has drops of petrol in it (some people somewhere will know what I mean and not think I’m a psycho). But like I said on the nail it is a really pale lilaccy blue, it has quite a frosty look about it.

Have you guys got a favourite Ciaté polish?

I’d never really tried them before until I got my advent calendar, but I have to say I’m now a massive fan 🙂

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Magazine Freebies – Ciaté Mini – Ferris Wheel

Hands up who has ever bought a magazine just for the freebie that comes with it? *both my hands and one leg instantly shoots up*

This happens to me regularly, but no more so than when I saw the July issue of Marie Claire (which I have never read before). The reason I bought it was because of the little Ciaté Mini duo that came with it. I think they were available in lilac and a light blue, and I went for the light blue. I’m really glad I did actually, because the colour is really chic and the formula is very nice :).

The duo contained one normal nail polish, and a strange ‘Caviar’ bottle which contained lots of little silver and blue beads. This is meant to be sprinkled over the shade ‘Ferris Wheel’ before it dries, but I’ve been too chicken to try it out because I feel like it will look a bit stupid. Strange, as ‘Ferris Wheel’ looks so grown up and chic, yet this Caviar malarky looks a tad childish.

Here are the oxymoronic duo:

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I used the same process as I did in my ‘Barry M’ post, which resulted in a satisfactory shiny finish (that is until I hung up some trousers and trapped my thumb in the clips – hence ruining the polish. Redoing one nail is not the one.)

The formula of ‘Ferris Wheel’ is quite streaky and wan when you first put it on, but when you let it dry for about a minute and apply a second coat, you can easily build up the colour to a lovely duck egg blue. This looks great with a tan (or genetically brown skin) and is perfect for the heat wave we are currently experiencing in the UK.

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Look at them chubby lil fingers

 

I have used this a couple of times before, and can already see the amount of polish go down :(. So am pretty impressed with this as the first Ciaté polish I have tried. Shame I thought the magazine was crap, but oh well!

UNTIL NEXT WEEK SOMETIME…

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