Good news for nail fans: Not only is there one of two shades of Ciate nail polish free with this month’s Marie Claire, but here’s an even nicer update – after an almost total disappearance from our shores, it’s got new distribution and it’s back, back, baaaaack!
While it might still be easier to buy online at ciate.co.uk for the next wee while (bottles should cost about €10.50) as the range rolls out nationwide once more, we should start seeing the ribbon-adorned bottles pretty shortly. And they’re not just cute – Ciate’s one of those brands that goes a little under the radar but its polishes are generally good. They’re nicely formulated and there are tons of great shades, like the ones you’re looking at above, which form part of this summer’s seasonal collection. Big Yellow Taxi needs no intro, The Glossip is that cleverly-named coral colour and the deep blue creme is Skinny Jeans, which Lynnie’s rounded up in an overview of summery nail shades for SS11.
I’ve also been trialling the Speed Coat top coat, which is Ciate’s answer to Seche Vite, and liking it – it does set polish, and fast. I have zero patience and always like a speedy finish; this gives it.
If you’re new to the brand off the back of the Marie Claire freebie – there’s mine above – or have been a fan in the past, let us know in a comment what you make of this news of talontastic importance in a comment!