Friday, October 14, 2011

Vamps for October: Ciate Burlesque



I freaking love this polish. It practically applied itself. The brush was perfection and after two coats of thick, flowing opacity I had hardly any clean up to do. With a coat of Seche Vite it is ridiculously shiny and flawless, and it wore like teflon without chipping at all.


Even better, the colour is totally glorious. It is dark, but never black. Like an Eggplant purple but with a touch more blue. I would wear this polish again and again, and I really enjoyed wearing this mani.




Until, that is, I had a go at water marbling, and covered it in what looked like slug trails. I'm too embarrassed to show you all, but trust me, it was BAD.



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11 comments:

Fashionisaparty.com (Suz) said...

beautiful fall shade!

Belle du Brighton said...

I love Ciate polish! the only red I ever wear that doesnt look too trampy is a ciate one!
This is such a nice wintry colour!
(and this is Lauren k-p by the way)
x

Rach said...

That is really, really pretty on you! I only have one Ciate (3 AM Girl) but haven't tried it yet. Wish that brand was easier to access in the U.S.!

Jenna said...

pretty :) love your long nails!

ilexica said...

Suz - isn't it? A really yummy colour for this time of year!

Loz - hello! Like the name. Ciate mistress is one of my favourite reds, I have two bottles because I've worn it as a pedi so often. And I love the bottles, they're lined up on my bookshelf.

Rach - shame! Are they expensive to import? Then again you have loads of awesome brands to make up for it...

Jenna - thank you, it's a very flattering colour I think.

Lucy said...

Beautiful shade of purple. A true eggplant shade. I don't own any polishes from this brand. Might need to buy thiis one.

I Drink Nail Polish said...

Gorgeous mani! And I have to say, I love those Ciate bottles. They're so pretty! <3

Guy Polish (Jim) said...

That is such a pretty color on your long nails.

Sarah said...

This is a great color. I like that it's very dark without turning black.

Fingers said...

I live for dark vampy colors like this! Have never heard of this brand before- where did you get it?

ilexica said...

Thanks Lucy and Jim!

I Drink Nail Polish - agreed, they're my favourite bottles. They're the only ones I leave out to be seen.

Fingers - I got this colour as part of a set from asos (for my 21st so I can confirm this stuff lasts well!). I know asos ship internationally, so might be worth a look?

Sarah - me too, the colour stays remarkably consistent in different lights.

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