The lovely people at Marie Claire decided to include three different nail polishes for you to try in the current July 2012 edition priced at £3.70
Each Ciate nail polish retails at £9 so this was well worth a purchase in my eyes!
There are 3 colours to choose from so if you like the colour I chose - which is Purple Sherbet then its well worth a look at the other two colours which are hot pink (called Jelly Bean) and a taupe colour (called Bon Bon)
|How the colour looks on the nail|
I chose the Purple Sherbert shade because I found myself incredibly disappointed by the Nails Inc polish I received with the second to last copy of Instyle magazine. I thought I would give Ciate a trial run!
The colours are of similar pastel shade to the Nails Inc polish and with pastel being so in for the summer 2012 season it was win win for me.
The bottle of polish is pretty, and the shape of the base of the polish is ergonomically designed meaning that it is easier to hold in your hand whilst painting your nails. The brush is thick and coats the colour on well but it took me three coats for the shade to look true to the bottle colour and this meant that the polish only lasted on my fingers for 4 days and then started to chip.
Like everyone else I am dying to try the Caviar manicure sets but they are always out of stock, but this polish was nice but not worth the £9 price tag if I had bought it myself.
There are better polishes out there, and form didn't over way function in this instance.
Thanks Marie Claire for the freebie - I'm pleased I never paid £11.11 (the price of 3 magazines) to buy all 3 shades!
Have you bought any of the Ciate range? what did you think of the nail polish itself?