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Ciate Paint Pot 'The Gossip' and nail art - glitter tips

I really should be concentrating on finishing my uni work as my final submission date is in less than 3 months, but I decided to worry about my uni work later and play with pretty nail varnishes instead!

Although I cancelled my Glossybox subscription a few months ago I decided to order the July Seaside Splash box as a one off as it looked so good and I was really pleased to receive a Ciate Paint Pot as I've never tried one before.

Ciate Paint Pot's come in really pretty little bottles which are slim and slightly curved and each one is decorated with a cute little black bow on the front.  The shade I received was 'The Gossip' which is not a shade I would have personally chosen myself but which I now really like.  The Gossip is described as a vibrant peachy coral with a tutti frutti summer feeling.  The picture of the bottle on the Ciate website is a good match for the actual colour but the swatch provided is a little too light.  Whenever I look at this shade it always makes me think of Toffee Apples.

As for the nail art I attempted I decided to try out glitter tips which was inspired by the lovely Fee over on Makeupsavvy.  Fee's blog is one of my favourites and I would definitely recommend giving her a follow.

First I applied a strengthening base coat as I'm currently trying to make my nails stronger (and hoping that my nail varnish will start to last longer).  I then applied two coats of The Gossip and then used Nails Inc's Chelsea Square (which is a bronze glitter) just to the end of each nail.  I then followed this with a coat of Seche Vite to make my nails super glossy and to provide a smoother surface over the glitter parts of my nails.

I'm quite pleased with this although I think I would prefer if the glitter was just on the very tips of my nails (like a glitter French manicure) or if the glitter coverage increased moving out towards the tip of the nail.

What do you think of my attempt at glitter tips?

Becky x
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  1. Oh such a pretty colour. I'm not sure I've seen a shade like that before, but I am definitely loving it. Great choice, and that glitter just makes it! xx
    Heroine In Heels

    1. It is quite an unusual shade. Like I said not one I would usually pick myself but I like it x

  2. Wow,this design is amazing,love it.*__*
    I like your pretty blog. Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  3. The Nails Inc glitter polish looks pretty, as well as the Ciate pot of course. :P The colours look nice together

    Beauty from the Fjord

    1. I thought the two colours worked really well together x


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