Posts Tagged‘Ciate’

Favourite Five: Winter Nail Polish

Favourite Five: Winter Nail Polishes

1. Essie Nail Polish in Sole Mate – R99 The perfect deep, rich plum colour for cold, drizzly days. 2. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel in Beguile – R89 An intriguing, blackened blue-purple duochrome in a hard-wearing formula. 3. Inglot Nail Enamel in 965 – R99 Unusual, high gloss, blue-toned gunmetal shade with no nasty chemicals. 4. Nails Inc Nail Polish in Porchester Square – R110 A sophisticated, muted, mushroom colour – this bestseller is the perfect winter nude. 5. Ciaté Crème Nail Polish in Main Stage – R99 A bold but chic purple-pink creme for those unready to take…

Favourite Five: Red Nail Polish

Top 5 Red

I have had a long-standing love affair with red nail polish –I am rarely seen without a slick of crimson on my nails. As a child I remember watching my godmother, Annie (the most glamorous woman in the world), lying by the pool in heels and a one-piece, doing her nails. And they were always red – this is wear it all started. For me, real nails are just so incredibly chic – they are the quintessential finishing touch. They have the power to transform any woman into a veritable glamourpuss. Here are my top 5 favourite reds of all…

Beauty Spotlight: Ciaté


I’ve always liked the look of Ciaté nail polishes, with their unusually-shaped bottles and natty black bow-ties. I was thrilled to discover them on Zando a few weeks ago and promptly put in an order for Main Stage, a sultry deep pinky-purple. I was not disappointed – the texture is unlike anything else I’ve tried (they’re called nail cremes and truly are extremely creamy in formulation) and the pigment is good so you can get full coverage with just one swipe. Now, I love Essie as much as the next girl, but one of my biggest issues with those polishes…