Friday, 22 July 2011

NOTD: Ciate Cupcake Queen

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never tried Ciate nail enamel before.  I've always thought the bottles were really cute, though - I adore anything with bows on it.  Cupcake Queen is a hot, hot pink with a blue flash.  First off, about that blue flash - whilst I can definitely see it in the bottle, I'm damned if I can see it on the nail.  Regardless of how I tilt my fingers, regardless of the light, I just can't find that flash.  So if you like this colour for the blue flash you can see in the bottle... be wary before you buy.

Blue flash aside, the consistency of this polish is divine.  It's relatively thick, but also very spreadable - the wide brush helps to push the colour evenly across the nail, and once applied it's very smooth.  The opacity is incredibly - this was virtually opaque after a single coat.  I added another to deal with a tiny bit of visible nail line, but if my nails weren't severely stained from wearing bright polish all the time, I probably could have skipped the second coat.

So, the colour is hot, juicy and summery, the application is excellent, and the pigmentation is great.  Wear was also decent, at around four days with little tipwear.  I'll definitely be checking out a few more Ciate colours in the near future.  Cupcake Queen costs £7.95, and is available from BeautyBay.  What do you think?  Love this colour?  Tried Ciate before?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. Looks like a lovely polish, really like the colour :)

  2. Oooh it's a lovely colour, blue flash or no. Still it's a shame the blue isn't visible. I have one Ciate polish that came free with a magazine, the quality does seem lovely :P


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