Friday, 28 March 2014

Beauty: Ciaté Review

All the way back in January (I believe) I spotted the bargain of my life! I went to Amsterdam with a friend of mine, and we went to the luxurious warehouse De Bijenkorf. We were basically just looking around, dreaming about owning all the beautiful items. Finally, we decided to go to the beauty department. It was a bad choice, in the sense that most of the beauty items are within our price range, which makes splurging easier. However, if we wouldn't have gone to the beauty department, I would have never bought this gorgeous Ciaté 'Mini Mani Month' advent calendar. As I said in the beginning, this was the biggest bargain ever! Since it was already January, the calendar was on sale. Maybe sale might even be an understatement… Anyway, the calendar cost me 22 euros, which isn't usually an amount I would spend on nail lacquer. Nevertheless, this is Ciaté we're talking about, and there are 24 -to be precise- different lacquers inside! How could I not buy this?! Oh, and the total worth of its content happens to be around 145 euros... I know right! An unnecessary purchase, yes. But was it worth the splurge?

Let me just tell you straight away that I’m not the type to splurge on beauty items. After years of applying drugstore nail lacquer, I recently discovered Kiko Cosmetics and have been in love ever since. As much as I do love my Kiko lacquers, however, Ciaté wins this category by far! Oh my, can I just tell you that this will be the best lacquer you’ll ever try. The textures are so bloody good and every colour seems to last a lifetime! These colours literally will not chip! Another benefit is that there is hardly any drying time, after applying the lacquer to one hand, you turn to the other, and bam the first hand is dry. Just as simple as that! All the colours are so gorgeous, there are some seriously stunning spring hues, which saves me from buying singles at the drugstore to stay on-trend. You’ve probably noticed the great variety of glitter as well. If I’m completely honest, I’m not a big fan of glitter on the nails. This was one of my major issues with buying the calendar, at first I thought that there would be too much glitter for me and I wouldn’t use those lacquers. Nevertheless, I decided to step out of my comfort zone, and just give glitter a try. I have to admit, I really enjoyed experimenting with my nails! Even though I’m not completely sold, glitter is no longer a taboo on my nails.

To answer the question if this was worth the splurge, I would say a big, fat yes! I will definitely buy some real sized Ciaté lacquers in the future. Don’t worry Kiko, I still love you.

Lots of Love,




  1. cooool *o*
    loved your blog! Kisses from Brazil <3

    Blog Call me Lari

  2. Such a good gift box by Ciate x

  3. wow! love Ciate nail polishes ;))
    would you like to follow each other? Let me know :))

  4. OMG I can't believe you got so much ciaté's nail polishes I basically ADORE them!!

    1. I know right! It was such a bargain, my nails are so happy now hahaha xoxo Savannah

  5. I wanted to try this so badly! its just so cute! Ciate always has the best packaging - I've never actually tried any of their polishes

    1. All their bottles are so cute right! You should try them, I know it's a bit expensive for nail polish but it's totally worth the price! And the real sized bottles are pretty huge! xoxo Savannah


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