Monday, April 3, 2017

Manicure Monday: Ciate in Hutch, Olivia Palermo X Ciate London Collection 2015

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

Please don't forget to enter Beauty Goodies Giveaway. It ends April 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific time).


I volunteered January 2017 at Generation Beauty LA 2017. They ran out of goody bags but they still got us another bag full.

Here are the products I got. I already reviewed the sample Laneige BB Cushion in Light (middle left) and Trust Fund Beauty in Going Commando (bottom left). I got two products from Ciate (bottom left).
I just found out they're both from Olivia Palermo X Ciate London Collection 2015. For this post, I will review the nail polish on the right.
This is Ciate in Hutch. Since I did a thorough review of Ciate in Plastic Fantastic, I will base this on that.
Here's a look at the ingredients. Click on the picture to see the original size.
Here's a closer look at the color. Sephora website describes it as "my go to red." I don't wear a lot of red on my nails so I cannot say if I agree or disagree with the description.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Since this is mini-size polish, it's different from the full-size brush. With that said and compared to my favorite OPI brush, the length is shorter and the width is wider. The width is on the wide end.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in OriginalFormula X Prime Xcel Base Coat, 2 coats of Ciate in Hutch, and then topped it with Formula X Shine Xcel Top Coat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, it's hard to say about the brush since this is a mini-size sample I received. From my experience of owning full-size polishes from Ciate, the width is the same as the mini-size but the length is longer. With that said, I will describe my experience with the mini-size. Since it's on the wide side, it was quick. Three strokes on each nail and I was done. I also didn't have difficulties painting around the cuticles and sides. I actually like the brush but then again, I also like the brush of the full-size bottle. Secondly, the packaging is adorable. I like small things they're just so tiny and cute. You can toss this in your bag or even in your pocket. Since it's small, it's light-weight and easy to carry. It's also easy to grab while painting. Third, the consistency is medium. It's not too thick or too thin. I was able to take my time with painting without it drying or getting clumpy. With that said, it went on smoothly and there were no streaking and bubbles. Fourth, the color is nice. Red is an universal color and you can wear it all year round. With that said, it's pigmented. You can actually apply one thick layer and it'll be good to go. I personally prefer two coats no matter what. Lastly, I noticed slight shrinkage on the tips on the third day but it's barely noticeable. I only noticed because I examined it closely. I'm on my sixth day and there's no chipping whatsoever. I noticed from my experience Ciate polishes last a long time. They have wide brush, good consistency, and it lasts a long time on my nails. I'm becoming a fan!

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Ciate polishes reviewed/swatch:

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. 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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