Thursday 28 June 2012

notd | pink stripe

Ciate is the brand that made famous the "Caviar Manicure", a trend in which I haven't tried as it looks like an awful lot of effort for a manicure that lasts a few days at most.
However, I own two ordinary nail polishes from them (both are free gifts from magazines, oops!) and I'm extremely pleased with how they apply.
Today I have Jelly Bean, which is being sold in this month's Marie Claire to share with you.
As I already mentioned, the formula of Jelly Bean is amazing, it's opaque in one coat (although I added two), the brush is just the right size, it dried rather quickly and was glossy even without a top coat to boot.
The colour itself is also beautiful, the name suits it perfectly as it looks just like the strawberry-flavoured hot pink jelly beans, I'll be wearing this on my toes all summer! In the bottle it is evident that there is a blue shimmer but it doesn't show up on the nails.
I couldn't resist throwing some nail art into the mix, for the stripe I waited until my base colour was dry, sellotaped my nail at an angle and applied two coats of OPI's Sparrow Me The Drama over the top then outlined the stripe with a white striper.
Ciate Jelly Bean, OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, Amuse Fave Nail Art Color White
Did you pick up any of the Ciate nail polishes in this month's Marie Claire?


  1. This is so cute! I really want to try ciate, but I've never gotten round to it! thanks for the post x

  2. I love the Ciate polish colour! xx

  3. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog whilst I was away!
    I love this nail design it is super cute! :)

    Natasha Carly x