I've not posted much about my amazing Ciaté advent calendar, which is shocking because I love it! I got it as an unexpected gift from my boyfriend, and have been loving opening it each morning to see what colour I will get. I think it's got pics of all the polishes on the back, but I've not looked so every day it's a complete surprise when I open the little door.
The thing I love about it is that the colours I'm getting aren't necessarily colours I would choose or buy, but ones I totally am loving. This is what I've got so far:
Stunners! From left:
Sequin: Miss Mistletoe - this is a fab loose hex glitter which I'm really looking forward to trying - I think as a gradient on my nail tips. I rarely use loose glitter so this will be fun!
Snow Globe - An iridescent flakie glitter - I did try to use this quickly the other day but it was a bit gloopy - looking forward to giving it another go when I have more time.
Fit For A Queen - A silver foil. This is what I'm going to show off in this post. Beautiful.
Pillow Fight - A lovely creamy grey - I have a light grey and a dark grey but this is inbetweeny and I can see myself using this one a lot. One of my favourites so far!
Sugar Plum - a pastel purple that I used as a base for my monochrome reindeer in my last post.
Kiss Chase - A beautiful barbie pink. I love pink, and although I have lots of pink polishes I don't think I have one quite like this in my collection. It's pastel, but still bright.
Hopscotch - A bright, dark orange. More summery I think, but very pretty.
Encore! - I can't decide if this is a rich dusky pink, or a burnt orange, or a dull red or what. Definitely not like anything else I have. Another beauty!
Boudoir - A rich red. I don't have a red like this - the few I have are brighter. So yay! This one is very Christmassy.
So that's my first nine, I'm very lucky to have lots more to come! I think a few are going to be caviar beads, not looking forward to those so much, but I'll do my best to try everything I get. So much fun!
So today, I decided to apply Fit For A Queen that I got a few days ago. This is a beautiful Silver foil-like polish, like nothing I've ever owned! I've admired these sorts of polishes on other blogs but it's never seemed to be a priority to buy. I can't believe I haven't had one like this before though, it's gorgeous!! I only needed to use two coats to get this consistency. It's so thick and luxurious and looks so shiny. It looks like my nails are made of metal! I adore it.
The only slight problem was that although the polish seems thick as it has such good coverage, I found it was quite watery, in that it flooded quite easily into my cuticles when applying. This was quite difficult to clean up because of how glittery the polish is!
I'm hopefully going to have time to add a design over this tomorrow, but for now I'm just appreciating the shinyness. Ooooh so shiny <3