Ciate Caviar Manicure

 

Unless you’re living in a cave you’ll probably know that a Ciate mini manicure is free with this months issue of Marie Claire, which is also on offer at £2.50 this month.

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Nail Polish – Cookies and Cream
Caviar Pearls – Shooting Star

I’ve been wanting to try Ciate for a while but I couldn’t justify the price for a caviar set, so at £2.50 for a mini set it’s a bargain plus you get the magazine to read. However i’m not impressed with it, it took 3 coats before it was opaque and after the first coat you could be mistaken for having thought you hadn’t put any on, even a thick coat doesn’t show up well. I put this straight onto my nails without a base coat, and I also haven’t added a top coat because I already had plans for taking it off again.

I found it very difficult to get an even coverage of pearls, it is basically a case of pour them on to your nails and hope for the best. I was expecting there to possibly be some form of pourer or funnel to help make getting them out in small quantities easy. I do advise having a piece of paper to on a flat service to rest your hand on while your pour the pearls out so that you can then try to get them back into the bottle.

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My camera has picked the colours up accurately and it is an ideal colour for everyday wear, so I can’t fault them there. The nail varnish is also quick drying so even though you have to use 3 coats, you aren’t waiting too long for it to dry.

I am glad that it was a free gift with a magazine because I don’t like it, and so I won’t be purchasing a Ciate manicure set.

Tink x