Thursday, 6 March 2014

Midweek Manicure | Ciate Dolls House Collection

A-doll-able!


Remember when my brother and his girlfriend Helen gave me that fab Kardashian Kolors nail polish set for Christmas? They spoiled me again a couple weeks ago for my birthday, when I unwrapped the beautifully packaged Ciate Dolls House Collection. Look at how pretty it is!


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I've never used Ciate nail polish before, but have always thought their bow detail bottles are adorable. This level of adoration cranked up into overdrive when I locked eyes on the 
Dolls House Collection packaging! You can even open up the front of the house to peep through the windows. Amazing! 


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The 5 mini colours inside are just as beautiful (and have suitable sweet names!)


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L - R....

Sweet Pea - A stunning pastel mint green
Paper Doll - A very concentrated white (perfect as I like my whites white!) I know, I should do washing powder commercials!
Baby Doll - A very pretty peachy pink colour
Poppet - A lovely light lilac
Doll Face - A great nude, which really is perfectly named, as it is the exact shade of a typical porcelain doll's face!

The pretty pastel colours dry an amazing "porcelain" matte finish - ticking 2 of the key nail trends of the minute. The porcelain finish is really unlike anything I've used before - as well as being wonderfully matte, it also has a real chalky quality to it which is really interesting to look at. They're definitely more matte than other polishes I've used of this type. The Barry M matte collection for example still have a slight gleam and silky finish to them, whilst these have a completely dry finish.

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I did find I got some bald patches whilst applying these, and had to use three coats to get the finish pictured here. I hope this is just down to first application, and will get better as I get used to the formula. Because the Dolls House polishes dry so matte, you can also see every little ridge and imperfection on my nail, so think I will definitely use a nail buffer before painting with these polishes again. (luckily I got one at the #VCSwapShop14 event last week!) This may also help reduce the patchiness too as there'll be less for the dry formlua to cling on to.


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Despite these slight imperfections in application, I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of these Dolls House Collection polishes. The colours are perfect for spring and the porcelain finish is so unique and unlike anything I've ever used before. I won't be throwing the beautiful packaging away either!


Thanks Will and Hels for another amazing gift!


Have you tried the Ciate Dollshouse Collection?

xx emsypickle xx





7 comments:

  1. Woooow this set is so cute <3 I love the packaging aw!
    Great post:)
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    1. Thanks Alex! I know, the packaging is just too gorgeous! xx

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  2. OMG this has to be the most amazing nail varnish packaging I've ever seen! Love it x

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    1. Haha! It is so ridiculously pretty! xx

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