My little Ciaté collection (so far)

Hey everyone,

as promised yesterday I will show you my whole Ciaté collection (up until now, I am sure it will get bigger by time).


I just want to make clear this is not a sponsored post, I bought all of the products myself (unless stated otherwise).

So here we go :)

First up, all my mini bottles which I mostly got in the Mini Mani Month Advent Calender and the Tree Trinket set.

The nail polishes


The caviar pearls, glitter, sequins and glitter top coats



The Caviar Manicure kit (left), croc embossed kit (middle) and part of the chalkboard kit (right)


as well as the full sized paint pots (left and right) and the crushed shell manicure kit (middle)
at the front you see the chalkboard manicure pens, the fast drying top coats, in the middle the nail tonic strengthener and on the right the foils from the colorfoil kits and the feathers from the feathered manicure kits.


Now let’s take a closer look, up first is the Mini Mani Month Advent Calender which I bought in New York in January.

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set 1 (inet)

click picture to see full size to read the names of the polishes

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - Polishes  (inet)

The calender contains 18 x 0.17 oz Mini Paint Pots Nail Polishes

PP 133 – amazing gracie
Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP133 amazing gracie

PP 091 – ivory queen

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP091 ivory queen

PP 007 – members only

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP007 members only

PP 122 – hoopla

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP122 hoopla

PP 118 – candy floss

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP118 candy floss

PP 058 – main stage

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP058 main stage

PP 106 – hopscotch

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP106 hopscotch

PP 105 – play date

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP105 play date

PP 161 – encore

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP161 encore

PP  017 – boudoir

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP017 boudoir

PP 080 – sugar plum

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP080 sugar plum

PP 103 – pillow fight

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP103 pillow fight

PP 147 – chinchilla

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP147 chinchilla

PP 104 – pepperminty

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP104 pepperminty

PP 068 – tweed and tails

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP068 tweed and tails

PP 037 – starlet

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP037 starlet

as well as the “extras”

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - glitter, partikel, top coat, silber

PP 069 – fit for a queen (silver polish, which sadly was dried out)

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP069 fit for a queen

PP 146 – snow globe (topper)

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - PP146 snow globe

0.17 oz – glitter in twinkle toes

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - glitter - twinkle toes

0.17 oz – topper in sequins in dallas dolly

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - sequin dallas dolly

here is a little swatch for you, top to bottom are snow globe, sequins and twinkle toes.


and the caviar pearls mini bottles

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - pearls

smoulder (silver)

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - pearls - metallic pearls silver

metallic pearls lustre (gold)

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - pearls - metallic gold

cupids arrow (lilac mix)

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - pearls - cupids arrow

midnight in Manhattan (silver/black mix)

Ciaté - Mini Mani Month American Set - pearls - midnight in manhattan


Next is the Tree Trinket set which I got from my BF for christmas.

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 Set (inet)

It also contains mini polishes which are only glitters.

PPM406 – all a glow

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 - PPM406 - all aglow

PPM402 – glitterball

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 - PPM402 - glitterball

PPM404 – candy cane

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 - PPM404 - candy cane

PPM403 – yule rules

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 - PPM403 - yule rules

PPM401 – blizzard

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 - PPM401 - blizzard

PPM407 – naughty or nice

Ciaté - Tree Trinkets 2013 - PPM407 - naughty or nice

Another kit I also got for christmas was the Caviar Manicure – lemon fizz.

Caviar - Lemon Fizz

containing the full sized paint pot PP151 – loop de loop and the caviar pearls – lemon fizz

Ciaté Caviar Manicure - Lemon Fizz Kit

here a little sample design


I think after that the next things I bought from Ciaté were the Chalkboard Manicure kit as well as the feathered manicure kits, the croc embossed kit and a pain pit in the shade PP066 – headliner.

Chalkboard Manicure kit



containing the matte base color chalkboard paint 144, the pencils and the matte top coat mattnificient.

my first attempt on it

Ciate Chalkboard Manicure


Next was the feathered manicure, which I bought two kits of.





containing the mini base color PP001 – snow virgin, feathers, scissor, buffer and clear fast drying top coat (NT014 speed coat pro).







containing the mini base color PP091 – ivory queen, feathers, scissor, buffer and clear fast drying top coat (NT014 speed coat pro).



I can’t really show you a manicure sample of it because I horribly failed haha
I will try again later on.


croc embossed manicure



containing the case color PP088 – oil slick and the effect top color croc embossed – purple

here is my manicure








Recently I bought some new additions to my collection, which were the colorfoil manicure (all three kits), as well as the caviar de’luxe kit, the emerald collection and the crushed shell manicure kit which is all new.


colorfoil manicure kits



containing the full sized paint pot PP082 – cream soda, as well as the foil fix, the foils and a nail wheel


containing the full sized paint pot PP104 – pepperminty, as well as the foil fix, the foils and a nail wheel


containing the full sized paint pot PP101 – kiss chase, as well as the foil fix, the foils and a nail wheel


caviar de’luxe manicure kit









containing the full sized paint pot PP050 – ladylike luxe, as well as the caviar de’luxe pearls lustre and a gold funnel


The emerald collection




It contains the full sized paint pot PP060 – ditch the heels, caviar pearls – ball gown, luxury crushed velvet in green, Sequins in the color Penthouse (a mix of green and gold), as well as a funnel and a small brush for the velvet and Sequins.


The last kit I bought was the crushed shell manicure kit.





containing the full sized paint pot PP103 – pillow fight, as well as the crushed shells CRS001 – mermaid you look and a funnel.

So basically these are the full sized paint pots I won.

PP151 – loop de loop


PP101 – kiss chase


PP103 – pillow fight


PP104 – pepperminty


PP060 – ditch the heel


PP066 – headliner


PP088 – oil slick


PP058 – cookies and cream


PP082 – cream soda


PP050 – ladylike luxe


for effects

croc embossed – purple


chalkboard paint 144


matte top coat – mattnificent



The only nail care product from Ciaté I won is the nail tonic strengthener.




Last but definitely not least, the only thing I did not buy. I received this little something from Ciaté Germany.



Which were a key holder, the full sized paint pot PP107 – pocket money and the mini glass file from Ciaté.
Again, thanks a lot for that. I was and still am very happy about it.


wheeeeee that was a lot haha

I hope you like my little update on my Ciaté collection.

Now the only thing missing is the Nail lab, but sadly that thing is a bit expensive.

But look what’s in it, the perfect things to play around with and mix your own polishes.

Picture taken from Jolina O’Hair


Any recommendations on what I should buy next?

Sunday Mani – nine – Ciaté feathered manicure fail

Hey everyone,

today’s sunday mani is no nail art post to admire, because I tried the feathered manicure by Ciaté and horribly failed.

First I want to show you how you are supposed to do the feathered manicure.
I did not look up how to do it before and did some things that totally caused the failure of my feathered manicure.
After I messed up I found a post by Steph Powell which explains it really well.

Please view the original post HERE. The following pictures and the text are all taken from Steph’s post. I really thought these were quality pictures so I saw no use in taking some myself. And since I post her link and everything as well, I thought it would be okay to do so. Anyway, all rights reserved by her.

I also used the colorful feather set (FM02UK) the first time I tried it. HERE you can see my HAULy friday – four – post when I bought the set.

Ciate feathered manicrue ASOS 3

As you can see it contains a base color (in this case PP091 ivory queen), the feathers, two buffers, a scissor and the clear top coat.

Ciate feathered manicrue ASOS 2

Ciate feathered manicrue ASOS

Start with two coats of the base color.


Then once they’re dry you add a coat of the clear topcoat (a good layer of it).


Then comes the fun part – place the feather tip towards cuticle onto your nail, and then press it down into the topcoat. Don’t be tempted to get creative with placement because the grain of the feather going in an awkward direction could be difficult later. 


Then you trim the feather with the scissors as close to the nail as possible. Do it in tiny snips to as not to disturb the feather strands and ruin the pattern.


Then it looks like this!


Finish with another layer of top coat, but this time brushed on the opposite way to usual, towards the cuticle.
This is very important: if you brush the other way you will mess up the feather and have to start again.


When it’s dry, you use the nail file block to remove the excess feather, with downward strokes.


The result.


 Let me tell you, that I did a few of the mentioned mistakes. and the result really frustrated me.
First of all, I think I did not let the first two coats of the base color dry properly.
Second, I used one coat of the clear polish and placed the feather. I pressed it down gently but still it kept bending up again as you can see on the following pictures I took.


I kept pushing it down, but it didn’t want to stay in place.

Also right after that I cut off the access, I found out later that it is better to let the clear top coat with the feather dry first and then cut the access, because cutting it while still wet will cause the feather to move.

After that you are supposed to put another layer of the clear coat on top, but brush it on from the tip of the nail to your cuticle.
I did not know that and put it on as usual (cuticle to top), which cause the feather to move as well.


After that I already saw how I messed up so I didn’t even bother to let everything dry and buff off all the access of the feather.


Here is my result. I really hated it and was so frustrated because I really liked this manicure on the pictures and hoped it to be easy.
After that I was too frustrated so I didn’t try again until now. Maybe I will…..I think I should since I have two of these sets.
I hope after learning what NOT to do, it might turn out better.
We will see.

Did you try the feathered manicure?
Do you have any other tips for me?

Please let me know.




HAULy friday – four – Ciaté….again

Hey everyone,

I went on a shopping spree again!
This is really bad haha
I actually wanted to check my local Karstadt for Ciaté’s new Flower Manicure Kit when I went out, but when I arrived and saw the Kit I was not excited enough to pay 20 euro. I was kind of disappointed. It looked so nice on the promotional pictures, but somehow I did not like it when I saw it. I don’t know why.

Anyways, since my Karstadt is STILL selling out the old kits, I decided to pick up two of the feathered manicure kits and the croc embossed kit.


About the corc embossed kit I was a bit hesitating since I usually don’t like crackling polishes, but since it was half price (10 euro) I bought it as well. The other two kits were half priced too, so as well just 10 euro.
Imagine, I bought 3 kits worth of 60 euro and only paid 30. Such things make me really happy, especially since I love Ciaté :D

So here we go, let’s start with the feathered manicure kits






ivory queen mini polish (now I have two of them)


colorful feathers :D







simple feathers is brown and black


snow virgin mini polish
this is my first white polish by Ciaté, I hope it is good. I am still searching for the perfect white polish for me.
It should be opaque but also not creamy please.
Any recommendations?




As you can see there is a ton of stuff included in both kits and the top coat is a full sized paint pot.
I think this is a really good deal even for the normal price of 20 euro, but half price is even better of course!



And last but not least, the croc embossed kit.
I could not wait to try this out, so I will post a manicure review on sunday. Stay tuned for that :D


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I must honestly say that I am i LOVE with this green polish and the bottle design of the dark blue/purple color.
love love love!

What do you think?