I got one of those Ciate Tree Trinkets for Christmas. It’s a lovely little gift. It’s a clear plastic bauble that you can hang on the Christmas tree and it has a mini nail polish inside. It’s made for polish lovers right?
Except that Ciate apparently stole a nail polish blogger’s original idea. Then sold it as their own and sent legal paperwork to the bloggers who created or used the nail idea which ordered them to stop posting said nail idea, because it now belonged to Ciate. You can read more about it here, here and here, if you’re interested in the details. :/
There was a widespread boycott of all Ciate products because of this. I have enjoyed a few free mini polishes that were given away with magazines but I never purchased one because they really went too far.
This all happened long before I was a blogger, and although I have very few original ideas, (damn you Pinterest!), if I did have one then I would be reeeeallly upset to have a huge nail polish company take it and order me to stop doing it! and then make a huge profit off my idea!
So I love my gift and the polish is really pretty but I just can’t purchase any Ciate products. They just went. too. far.
Ciate Candy Cane:
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My posts have been few and far between and I’m really sorry. I hope you’re still out there and sticking with me! :)
This is a mani from last July! (Ok, seriously, I’m way behind on my posts! I’ll catch up though! I swear!)
This is my third free mini Ciate nail polish/Caviar Pearl set.
If you’d like to see the first two then click here.
This set was free with the July issue of Marie Claire and the polish is a very pretty and surprisingly flattering pale blue. (I usually have to avoid this colour because people start checking my vitals). The pearls were the stand out here though, they were royal blue, silver and iridescent pearls and they were soo pretty. Especially when the iridescent pearls caught the light.
The background is black because my cat would not move! :)
Ciate Ferris Wheel and Caviar Pearls Frost Yourself
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Hi guys! :D
With the July issue of Marie Claire, they gave away free mini Ciate caviar beads/nail polish sets and I bought the pink one! I like Ciate nail polish but I can’t support a company that treats nail bloggers sooo poorly. (You’ll have to Google it for the full story).
So I can’t buy the polishes because I have to stick with my blogger girls and, ya know, morals.
They gave these sets away free so I’m not supporting the company…technically….well…look pretty nails!
*Preforms a nail wiggling dance to distract you from the moral greyness*
I decided at the last minute to ditch the caviar beads, because my cat ends up eating them all from the floor where they eventually end up, and instead went for a Pinterest style mani a.k.a. a pretty polish with a blingy accent :)
I used two coats of Ciate Kiss Chase, a very pretty shade of pink with a great formula and then painted my ring finger with Rimmel Precious Metal but the silver polish wasn’t as shiny as Nails Inc South Kensington so I added some no name holographic/silver glitter over it.
Ciate Kiss Chase
This wasn’t my first free mini Ciate nail polish/caviar bead set; here’s one I prepared earlier!
This is Ciate Cookies and Cream and the Caviar beads are called Shooting Star. (This is a June 2012 mani from my archives ((Archives is my fancy term for flickr)) and also my favourite nude polish evvvaaar! :)
Thanks for looking! Hope you like these manis :)