Most of you know that I’m constantly wearing gel polish. When I came across Gelish gel polish I instantly fell in love with it, perfect nails for 3 weeks. Who wouldn’t fall in love with that? Unfortunately after being on roaccutane my nails got very damaged and the gel polish didn't help. A year later I’ve decided to take a break and go back to using normal nail polish for a bit. This is hard work for me. Every nail polish I use chips in about a day. It’s so frustrating.
So you’ve probably guessed this is a review for a nail polish brand. My mum bought me an advent calendar for christmas, full of Ciaté mini nail polishes. I was so excited I opened all the doors straight away just to check out the colours. I’d seen pictures of this nail polish everywhere and always thought they looked super cute. But because I loved gel polish so much I never actually tested them. They just sat in my studio looking very pretty and neat. I finally have an excuse to test them. Now I wasn't expecting much from them because like I said, nail polish does not last on my nails. But, yes, I am actually shocked at how much I love them.
I find I buy a nail polish and it never matches the colour in the bottle, I’m always a little upset how different it is. Ciaté is a very close colour match, which is great because you know what you're buying. It goes on so well, the solution is a perfect consistency, three coats and it still doesn’t go gloppy. And it’s touch dry pretty fast, touch dry though, not completely dry because remember all nail polish takes about 12 to 24 hours to dry. The best thing about this polish, I wore it for a week without a chip. A whole week! It’s amazing!
Obviously being excited about this I had to buy more colours. Conveniently my mum emailed me about a voucher she’d found, get 10 Ciaté Paint pots (the normal sized ones) for £23. This was a serious bargain, they were suppose to be £90. Obviously I had to buy them. I was so excited to receive them. When they arrived I used them straight away. I was very confused as to why they'd named their top coat “coconut”, it was a top coat, it was not a colour. I painted my nails with it and imagine my delight when I realised it smelt like coconuts! Even days after it still had a slight coconut whiff to it. And obviously, they're cruelty free!
They're not that expensive for a professional polish either, about £9 a bottle.
Tips: Always paint a clean nail with pushed back cuticles, always apply a base coat first, and ALWAYS use a top coat. Otherwise, come to my studio and get your nails done.