I’m a little bit in love with this Ciate nail enamel in ‘Wait Until Dark’. Best part is it’s free (value £9) with the UK September issue of Marie Claire.
I usually feel a bit cheated with magazine freebies but I’m on a roll with this after last month’s gorgeous lipgloss.
The dark shimmering metallic purple appears almost black in the shadows, but when the light catches it – it’s really quite magical!
It has a semi matte finish, is highly pigmented and applies beautifully, almost opaque in one coat.
Can you see the violet-gold sparkles in this close up of my thumb nail? They are much more obvious as your hands move around…
These last two pictures show the polish with a glossy top coat. I’m currently using Orly Top2Bottom which I’m very impressed with, though need a quick drying one for when I’m in a rush. I have a bad habit of painting my nails when I’m just about to go out for the evening!
If this isn’t your kind of colour, a pale peachy nude, ‘My Fair Lady’ is the alternate freebie. It’s very pretty but I know some have found it takes a lot of coats to achieve opacity. You can see it here on Liloo’s blog.
Have you ever tried Ciate and were you impressed?