Ciate Polish Collection - Marie Claire - September 2016

Today I thought I'd share with you this gorgeous collection of polishes out of this months Marie Claire magazine. My husband kindly picked one of each colour up from M&S for me. 

PRIMA BALLERINA

This is a beige/grey colour, highly pigmented so no more than two coats are required. My photo does show it with a topcoat, but it does dry to a high gloss finish. This is a really easy colour to wear, its more of an everyday look, though you could always jazz it up a bit with a glitter topper for the evening. 

AMAZING GRACIE

Definitely my favourite of the four. It's so light and pretty, very delicate and again very easy to wear. I did use three coats of this as I really wanted to hide my nail line. It has the same glossy finish as Prima Ballerina, but again I like to seal it in with a topcoat.

DANGEROUS AFFAIR

This is the perfect colour for Autumn/Winter. Such a deep, dark red/burgundy colour that I really like against my pale skin. This only took two coats for a full, even cover.

THE GLOSSIP

I really am not keen on this one. In my opinion it doesn't really fit in with the collection, it's very bright and the formula is slightly different. It doesn't feel as pigmented and it's a little thinner making application a little messy for novices like me. Photo shows three coats and I was still unhappy with a visible nail line. The colour isn't for me either, a red/orange, though one of my colleagues really took to it haha!

Overall a fab little collection. I really like the Ciate brand, the bottles are so pretty and the brushes are all round and flat for ease of application. 

Did you manage to get the whole collection? Which is your favourite colour?

Thanks for reading,

Love, Leanne Xx