Middle Aged Beauty Queen

Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 61

Posted on: March 9, 2014

Ciate Cookies and Cream from the monthly mani set, this was number 21, the same number drawn this week. This is a great color for an off white or winter white. The formula on these mini Ciate nail polishes is nice, very smooth. The bottles are small, .16 oz; less than one-quarter of the size of a normal .5 oz bottle. With the small bottles come a small brush. Even though the brush is small, it’s not bad to work with. It seems to pick up a good amount of polish. I did have to go back in for a couple of nails, but no big deal.

For complete coverage 3 coats are needed. I’ve labeled the nails I used 3 coats and the one where I used 2 coats. Even though the coverage wasn’t that great, again no big deal.

FINAL THOUGHTS ON CIATE: I know as a nail blogger I’m not supposed to feature (or like) the Ciate brand of polish. I think we all know about the cease and desist debacle of a couple of years ago. I am sympathetic to the bloggers who were embarrassed by the brand. That being said I do like this polish. My use has been limited as I received the monthly mani kit as a gift and I love, love it. As with most things I love and adore I don’t want to use them. I get joy just from looking at the kit, I take the bottles out and look at them, look up swatches on line and put them back in their “window”. Now that we all know I’m a geek, I have decided to use and love, love my favorite polishes I adore.

NAIL POLOSH LOTTERY CLUB: For more information and the guidelines please go to our Facebook page here.

๐Ÿ’… As always, thanks for stopping by!

3 Responses to "Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 61"

Looks great Judi.I have never seen Ciate in person,but the packaging is fabulous.I love looking at my polishes too!Have you ever tried NYC polishes?I am wearing one today and I forgot how much I like it.It’s called Park Avenue and looks just like chocolate milk.Another brown I forgot to mention yesterday.All NYC polishes have a New York reference.Best to you and Betty.Linda xo


Thanks Linda! The only NYC polish I have is the TriBeCa Silver one, BUT, I was told I have so e coming in the mail from a PR firm. I’m very excited about that as I haven’t seen the NYC brand in my little town.
I’ll let you know as soon as I receive!
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I’m happy to hear a PR firm is taking notice of your work Judi.You are very well informed and knowledgeable about all things nail related.I really like NYC and think more people should try their products.The nail polish is great quality as is the mascara ( I bought a back up mascara today). I wish they had not discontinued their stick cream blushes.Nice to see the products are made in the USA,except the mascara is made in the UK.You have to figure that means it’s well made.The prices are very reasonable too.Linda xo


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