Hiya! The UK edition of Marie Claire magazine has a polish freebie this month – a full size bottle of Ciate worth £9. (Does anyone actually buy full-price Ciate? Or Nails Inc? I just pick them up from TK Maxx…) There are four shades to choose from – I wanted the burgundy but I couldn’t find it in any of my local supermarkets, so I settled for my second choice, a bright orangey coral called The Glossip.
Ciate bottles are a pain to pose with!
The Glossip is a sheer-ish creme, after two coats I could still see VNL (plus a tiny dark stain on my thumbnail that I can’t get rid of) but a third seemed to make it reasonably opaque.
I’m actually wearing two thin coats of a Sensationail gel base coat, as I’ve got a nasty split on my right index nail that I’m hoping I can make last another week. I’m flying out to Iceland on Friday and I don’t want nubs! I’ve never used regular polish over gel before, so I don’t know if it effects anything, but I did find that The Glossip dried to an incredible shine. Adding regular topcoat has actually dulled it! The finish is also super smooth. I’m tempted to use gel undies for ever!
I stamped over it using Pueen 46 plate, first with Barry M Gold Foil, then with MoYou London White Knight.
The run up to Christmas (sorry, I said the C word) is usually full of decent magazine freebies, often polishes, so I’ll be keeping an eye on the magazine racks. Did you pick up one of the Ciate freebies? Which one did you choose?