Ciaté Collection

Hello lovelies,

we are at the last day of my 2015 Ciaté Month.

I want it to end with a bang, which is why I am going to show you my whole Ciaté Collection. Besides two polishes I bought all of these products myself.




part of my nail polish storage showing all my Ciaté polishes










my full-sized Ciaté paint pots


I decided the best way of showing all the Ciaté products would be by the Set’s I bought them in.


Under the Sea


left to right

  • PP135 – Palm Tree
  • PP010 – Holiday blues
  • PP064 – The Glossip


Nail Taxi


left to right

  • PP147 – Chinchilla
  • PP016 – Mistress
  • PP128 – London baby


Croc Embossed


left to right

  • Croc Embossed – Purple
  • PP088 – Oil Slick


Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz

Caviar - Lemon Fizz

Ciaté Caviar Manicure - Lemon Fizz Kit
left to right

  • PP151 – Loop the Loop
  • Caviar Pearls – Lemon Fizz


Caviar de’luxe Manicure



left to right

  • PP050 – Ladylike Luxe
  • Caviar Luxe Pearls – Lustre


The Emerald Collection



left to right

  • PP060 – Ditch the Heels
  • Luxury Crushed Velvet in Green
  • Caviar Pearls – Ball Gown
  • Sequins in the Color Penthouse (a mix of green and gold)


Crushed Shell Manicure



left to right

  • CRS001 – Mermaid you look
  • PP103 – Pillow Fight


Colorfoil manicure

3 set’s

  • PP082 – Cream Soda



  • PP104 – Pepperminty




  • PP101 – Kiss Chase




Feathered Manicure

2 kit’s

  • PPM001 – Snow Virgin



  • PPM091 – Ivory Queen




Denim Manicure



  • PP067 – Regatta


Flower Manicure – Bada Bloom



  • PPM119 – Ferris Wheel


Chalkboard Manicure


  • Chalkboard Paint 144
  • Mattnifficent
  • 4 x chalk pens (white, yellow, pink, blue)



Corrupted Neon Manicure





  • PP065 – Big Yello Taxi
  • Megaphone (Glitter) – yellow


  • Club Tropicana (Glitter) – orange
  • Foam Party (Glitter) – blue


Candy Cane House



  • PPM227 – Candy Craze
  • PPM229 – Tangled Tinsel
  • PPM230 – Snow Fall
  • PPM228 – Ginger Snap


Tree Trinkets

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tree trinkets
left to right


Haute House – Rich Ink Formular


left to right

  • PPM220 – For the Frill of it
  • PPM221 – Can Can
  • PPM222 – Tickle my Fancy
  • PPM223 – Sass Pott
  • PPM224 – Knee Highs


Haute House – Patent Leather Finish



  • PPM215 – Silicone Top Coat
  • PPM219 – Dare to bare
  • PPM216 – Mostly a Minx
  • PPM217 – Good to be a Goddess
  • PPM218 – Can’t it be kinky?


Mini Mani Month (2013 Advent Calender)

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The polishes were included:

Day 1 – PPM146 – snow globe
Day 2 – PPM017 – boudoir
Day 3 – PPM133 – amazing gracie
Day 4 – smoulder (silver) – pearls
Day 5 – PPM122 – hoopla
Day 6 – PPM080 – sugar plum
Day 7 – PPM058 – main stage
Day 8 – midnight in Manhattan (silver/black mix) – pearls
Day 9 – PPM118 – candy floss
Day 10 – PPM103 – pillow fight
Day 11 – PPM104 – pepperminty
Day 12 – lustre (gold) – pearls
Day 13 – PPM161 – encore
Day 14 – PPM007 – members only
Day 15 – twinkle toes – glitter
Day 16 – PPM147 – chinchilla
Day 17 – PPM091 – ivory queen
Day 18 – PPM068 – tweed and tails
Day 19 – dallas dolly – sequins
Day 20 – PPM037 – starlet
Day 21 – PPM069 – fit for a queen
Day 22 – PPM106 – hopscotch
Day 23 – cupids arrow (lilac mix) – pearls
Day 24 – PPM105 – play date

as well as a funnel to get pearls and glitter back into the bottles


Mini Mani Manor (2014 Advent Calender)


The polishes were included:

Day 1 – PPM057 – headliner
Day 2 – PPM052 – sharp tailoring
Day 3 – PPLM001 – girl with a pearl
Day 4 – PPM007 – members only
Day 5 – PPM173 – sloaney, sweetie
Day 6 – GLIM009 – runway ribbon (loose glitter)
Day 7 – PPM051 – velvet tuxedo
Day 8 – PPM065 – big yellow taxi
Day 9 – GLIM05 – prima ballerina (loose glitter) 1 | 2
Day 10 – PPM184 – mineral clarity
Day 11 – PPM079 – strawberry milkshake
Day 12 – GLIM006 – let it snow (loose glitter)
Day 13 – PPM036 – silhouette
Day 14 – PPM032 –  unrestricted glam
Day 15 – GLIM007 – slumber party (loose glitter)
Day 16 – PPM020 – cupcake queen
Day 17 – PPM133 – amazing gracie
Day 18 – SEQM006 – tinsel trail (loose sequins)
Day 19 – PPM404 – candy cane
Day 20 – GLIM008 – frozen dream (loose glitter)
Day 21 – TRAM001 – fair isle style (nail tattoos)
Day 22 – PPM085 – sand dune
Day 23 – PPM013 – sherbet fizz
Day 24 – PP226 – celestial (full size)


Nail Lab




  • 6 x mini polishes (Mistress, Pillow Fight, Rain Coat, Ferris Wheel, Power Dressing & Amazing Gracie)
  • 4 empty mini paint pot bottles
  • 6 x suspension top coats
  • 12 x 5g Glitters
  • 7 x professional nail tools (1 scooper, 2 mini test tubes, 1 petri dish, 1 funnel, 1 mini nail file, 1 roll of customisable labels)

This is probably the product I wanted the most right after I saw it on the PR information. I mean come on, for a nail polish junkie like me this set is heaven. Who doesn’t want to mix their own polishes?


individual polishes

PP107 – Pocket Money

pocket money

This is the one of the polishes I did not by myself. I received this in a small appreciation package sent to me by Ciaté Germany, along with a mini glass nail file and a Ciaté key holder.






PP160 – She’s electric

She's electric

This is the 2nd polish I did not by myself. I got this one as a present from my friend Heidi (Heidi’s polish).


PP131 – Looking Glass

Looking glass

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP117 – Jewellery Box

Jewelry Box

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP100 – Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP097 – Beach Hut

Beach Hut

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP099 – Espadrilles


Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP058 – Cookies and Cream

cookies and cream

Bought this polish on sale at my local Karstadt.


Nail Care

With time I also collected and tried some of their nail care products and base / top coats.



Ciaté – Nail Tonic (nail strengthener)



Ciaté – Mattnifficent (matte top coat)



comparison of the new (left) and old (right) product

Be careful not to keep the matte top coat for too long or it might get ruined. It happened to mine after about 1 and a half years.



Ciaté – Speed Coat (fast dry top coat)



This is probably the best fast drying top coat I have tried. It dries the nail polish to a good amount within 30 – 60 seconds I would say. Would definitely recommend it to any of you and will keep buying it myself.


comparison of the new (left) and old (right) product


Ciaté – love me oil (almond cuticle oil)



I simply love this cuticle oil. I am a big fan of almond products and I feel this oil is moisturizing and nurishing. It is quickly applied and the cuticles soak it in pretty fast.
I also love the cuticle butter from Burt’s Bees, but I don’t use it too much because I don’t like wasting the product by having to apply it with my finger.


Do you own any other Ciaté polishes or products in general, which I should try?


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[Review] Ciaté – Corrupted Neon Glitters

Hello lovelies,

only a few days left until this years Ciaté Month is over. I would love to read what you think and if you liked it. Please let me know in the comments below or on my other Social Media Sites.

Today I would like to review Ciaté’s Corrupted Neons Kits.


Usually the loose neon glitters I am going to review today are only available in the corrupted neons kits. They come in four different colors and include a mini polish, a full sized bottle of loose glitter and a mini bottle of black light top coat.

Let’s take a look at the available kits (top to bottom)

  • Corrupted Neon Manicure Megaphone
  • Corrupted Neon Manicure Club Tropicana
  • Corrupted Neon Manicure Shout out
  • Corrupted Neon Manicure Foam Party


I got mine seperately at TKmaxx though. I bought the following three:

  • 10g – Megaphone Neon Glitter
  • 10g – Club Tropicana Neon Glitter
  • 10g – Foam Party Neon Glitter



I really love how bright these glitters are. Depending on which base color you apply them they loose a bit of their brightness though. I applied over Ciaté’s sass pott and used different placements and also neon studs to brighten up this manicure.

To achieve this look you simply add tape at the parts where you want to keep the base color. Carefully add a layer of clear top coat where you want the glitter to stick. I made sure not to apply to much on the tape because it would we a waste of glitter since it would stick to the tape. Immediately add the glitter and while everything is still wet, carefully take off the tape. If there is some glitter poking out of the straight line, poke it back in place to get a clear edge.

Add small dots of clear polish to make the studs stick to your nail and you are done. I did not use any top coat to seal in the glitter, since I don’t like the way it looks.







How do you like the result?

If you are interested in buying these kits, they are still available at the Ciate USA Webiste.


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Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 3

Mara's Birthday nail art month


Hello everyone,

welcome to the third day of my Birthday nail art month.

Since I want to show you something different everyday, I decided for statement nails today.
I don’t know if I told you, but I really like Beyoncé. I saw her live last year in May and it was amazing. I guess I don’t have to tell you that I went nuts when she secretly dropped her visual Album.

Today’s nail art is inspired by one of the songs and the video to it. The song is called “Blow” and the video is super fun and bright with lots of neon colors. If I am not mistaken, they even used Ciaté’s corrupted neon kit on all the girls on set.


I can not begin to tell you how excited I was to try out my new Ciaté kit (corrupted neons). As you know, I bought the one with the yellow polish and the loos yellow glitter. This was also the perfect chance to try out some of the glitter I bought in January at Micheal’s Arts and Crafts during my stay in New York.

Michael's Arts & Crafts USA - glitter set


The only actual polish I used was the one from the kit, it’s PP065 – big yellow taxi.


What else I used? Glitter, tons of it^^

  • Ciaté – megaphone – neon glitter
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set- Peacock
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Muse
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Bubblegum
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Emerald

You can get the whole Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set here. It was $ 29,99.

This manicure is actually pretty simple. I started by applying two coats of PP065 – big yellow taxi and let it dry in between the two coats.




The second coat was applied one nail at a time, because while the polish was still wet I applied the yellow neon glitter. Make sure to use something under the nail while applying the glitter so you can put the glitter back using a funnel. I always use a small plastic tray that was the packaging of other Ciaté kits. When all the nails are covered in glitter, take a wide fan brush to brush off the access glitter.

Let everything dry and take a nice liquid clear top coat afterwards. I used an very thin paintbrush which I trimmed myself to apply the clear polish. Again, one nail at a time, I wrote a B, an L, the O and the W for BLOW each time using a different glitter and putting it on top. You really have to be sure that the polish below and the yellow glitter are dry, else you will ruin the whole Manicure.
For me it worked very well as you can see and I really love the result.
I did not use a top coat for this but you probably should if you plan on wearing it for longer. You can also use the “black light” top coat which came with this kit.





How do you like this Manicure?
Let me know in the comments, I am excited to hear your feedback.

Have a great night