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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

    1. Thank you, I'm glad to hear you like it x

  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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