Christmas was quite some time ago--can you believe?--but the perks of the Ciaté Mini Mani Month keep on rolling. The result? Twenty four new polishes that have supplemented my stocks (and I had to have a nail polish reorganization session because of it).
Oh boy, were there good benefits. But, nevertheless, some bottles will be passed to my mom--a process in which we now refer to the victims as 'the duds.' So, I'm now here to adulate the winning and most beautiful bunch from the Christmas Eve countdown.
First, in the way way back left, is Fit for a Queen--a silver glitter, but still in a liquidy base for easy accent nail and supplementary talon frills.
Then, there's Amazing Gracie. If you can't tell from the photo, it's a milky pink that is slightly more opaque and white than my other polished rose shades. So far, it's acquired the most worn of the calendar title (quelle surprise).
One bottle that I will be designating for party use is Starlet. Is it black? Is it green? Blue? Purple? The answer is, it's all of them. It's
Chinchilla masters a cloudy baby blue. The added grey undertones make it more neutral that striking; and the same quality goes for Tweed and Tails. This army green has the same grey undertones, yet also has a bit of a khaki feel for a not-too-vibrant, olive approach.
Pillow Fight is a purple (with more grey undertones--I'm certainly not complaining) to execute a more muted finish.
And then, there's Boudoir--a striking red. Classic with no frills; no orange, pink, grey or other additions. It's my next nail adorning casualty....
Last is another glitter: Snow Globe. Cute name, even more romancing appearance. The white tinsel-esque glitter is subtle, but definitely buildable--especially good for an ombré sparkle finish.
So, now that we've summed up the best pigments, it's time to discuss the countdown addition. Is it worth it? Well, in truth, I'm still uncertain. I'd be a nonsense beauty blogger if I told you that opening up a new nail polish in an astonishing shade each day was horrible (and I can't help but admit that Ciaté's graphic/label designer is good). Yet, this is no ninety nine cent advent buy. It's pricy, and some of the shades I'll never wear. Who knows, hopefully I will be able to decide the verdict come twelve months.