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I have FINALLY gotten around to swatching some nail polishes I got in a swap from my friend Helen from Helen and Sheenie’s Nice Things in England. She sent these SOOOO long ago, I feel terrible! Oh and I must say she’s new to Twitter also, so if you have a Twitter account, check her out at @HelenNiceThings.
The polishes I have today are from a brand called Ciate from the UK. I have had my eye on these honeys for an eternity, mainly because of the adorable bottles!
The formula on these isn’t the best on earth, but certainly not the worst. It is a little thick and sticky, but I didn’t have to do any special tricks to get it applied nicely. They were all opaque in either one or two coats also, which is nice!
Vintage is a dark asphalt grey creme. This one really amazed me because it was totally opaque in just one coat, which is what I used here.
Mojito is a really bright lime green creme. I thought this was going to be too yellow and icky on my skin tone, but turns out it’s really nice, if not REALLY EYE-CATCHING! This was a wee bit streaky though as a lot of lime greens seems to be. This was two coats.
Starlet is a purple/blue/green duochrome shimmer. This one is gorgeous and totally worth owning. The duochrome effect is a little subtle, but it’s still there! This was two coats.
Superficial is a really dark blue teal creme. This is another one I really like. I don’t have any teals like it. This was two coats.
Gold Digga is a warm coppery/gold shimmer. Love it in the bottle, but on my skin…not so much. It’s too warm for me, but I can see other people wearing it and it looking amazing. This was two coats.
I am really glad I had the opportunity to check these out since I had been coveting them for so long, so thanks Helen!! Oh and Helen sent me some other goodies from England which I will be sharing with you also when I have some time to swatch them!