Product Type: Ciate makeup
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Ciate paint pots
Ciate Paint Pots Nail Enamel
Member Name: clairebear1984
Ciate Paint Pots Nail Enamel
Advantages: Long lasting, design, milder scent, colour range
I don't read magazines that much now especially since getting my kindle but I do love a good free item and I can't resist buying the magazine when you see an item on the front that would generally cost you a fair bit to buy. Marie Claire magazine and glamour are 2 magazines that you can find really good freebies in from time to time and that's how I originally came across the paint pots. I noticed that Marie Claire had the paint pots for free with an issue and I chose the wait until dark colour as it appeared to be a dark rich purple colour. I loved the polish so next time I got 2 more shades which were mistress and purple sherbet.
The nail enamel comes in a small cardboard box which seems a bit pointless however it does make you feel like you are getting a bit more for your money if you were buying the product. The first thing different about these polishes is the brush as it has a longer top than any other brands I have seen available in stores. It works as any other polish does and you simply turn it and pull to release the brush. The fact that the top is bigger is an added benefit as it makes it easier to hold and makes application a lot simpler too.
The bottles have a lovely satin bow on and advise simply the name and the word paint pots, long lasting and full coverage in a white oval on the front. The back displays the shade of the polish and some information regarding the product. It also advises that the nail polish is 13.5ml.
The first thing I noticed about the polish was the smell as my partner can't stand the smell of nail varnish however this one seems to be quite mild compared to some I have tried in the past. The brush is well made which makes application really easy and precise even for an unsteady hand, the consistency is also a benefit as it isn't gloopy and it doesn't tent to stick to the brush overloading the nail on application.
The nail varnish is indeed long lasting and provides a full shiny coverage of the nail once applied with a second coat. The nails look shiny and even. I chose the colours I mentioned previously due to them being free I picked the best shade from the bunch.
Wait until dark:
This is a rich dark purple colour that actually looks like it has different shades running though to add a bit of depth to the finished nail. For best results I apply this colour twice.
This is a bright fiery red colour that certainly stands out but due to it being so bright I would recommend this on toes rather than fingernails however this is my personal preference and the braver may be happy to wear it on both.
This shade is right up my street and fits in well with the summer months and popular pastel shades that seem to be around at the moment. I wear this on both fingers and toes and with 2 coats its looks lovely. Best way to describe the shade is a pastel lilac.
I am very impressed with this nail varnish and I will certainly be looking out for it again in the future to save some money from purchasing it online. If you do wish to purchase a one of theses you could go to www.ciate.co.uk and expect to pay around £9.00.
Summary: A great nail varnish that does exactly what it says