Monday, August 17, 2015

Manicure Monday: Ciate in Plastic Fantastic

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post I bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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For the longest time, I've been wanting to try Ciate. I bought one polish to start.

Product Review: Ciate in #PP022 Plastic Fantastic

Where to purchase: Sephora, ULTA, and online at sephora.com
Price: $8 for 0.17 oz (mini size from Sephora) and full size is 0.46 fl oz/ 13.5 mL (don't know the price for the one I have)

Made in UK

Description from the website: Release your inner air head with this super girly pink, flutter those eyelashes and prepare to draw attention with this truly fantastic shade.
Ingredients:
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diiso-Butyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Camphor, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone (+/- MAY CONTAIN) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491), Black 2 (CI 77266), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 11 Lake (CI 47000), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic, Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Tin Oxide.
Thoughts: When it comes to nail polishes, I'm not a pink person especially on the fingernails. I don't mind pink on the toes. On the nails, it's a different story. When I saw this pink polish, I actually fell in love.
Here's a closer look at the polish. Unfortunately, it's a little bit pinker in the picture. I'm not too sure why especially since I used day light to take the pictures.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my perfect brush (OPI), the width is thinner but the length is the same. I would say the width is on the thinner side.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in Original, Formula X For Sephora Base Coat, 2 coats of Ciate in Plastic Fantastic, and then topped it off with Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I'm not to sure if this is from an old batch or the polishes just get thicker with usage. When I first applied the polish on the nails, it was smooth and perfect consistency. With each usage, it got clumpier on the nails. At the end of polishing, it applied in a thick consistency. I'm not too sure if all Ciate polishes are like this or I just got lucky and bought an old polish. Other than that, it still went on with no streaking and bubbles. Secondly, I found the thin brush hard to paint around the cuticles. I'm just better with thicker brushes. They're fast and leaves a smooth layer on the edges. That's just my opinion. Third, I like that it's not a true pink. It's more on the purple pinkie side which I actually like. I think it's a better fall color. I can see myself wearing this often during the fall weather on my toes and nails. Lastly, it lasted 5 days before I noticed slight chipping at the tips.

Pros:
* Cute packaging:
* Medium to slight thick consistency.
* No streaking.
* No bubbles.
* Gorgeous pinkish purple color.
* Perfect fall season color.
* Lasted 5 days before chipping.

Cons:
* Ribbon is glued on.
* Thin brush.
* Got clumpier with each usage.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post I bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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