Here’s what were behind the doors of the Ciaté Red calendar from Days 5 to 8.
Base coat: I use Seche’s Ridge Filling. No topcoat applied. I didn’t have quite as much time to apply these, so only two coats were applied per colour.
Day 5. Hoopla
Hoopla is a pastel pink with a fairly strong orange base. It looks much more of salmon pink when applied than it does in the bottle. As with Amazing Gracie; it’s not really my favourite shade so I’m unlikely to use this one again. Application was smooth but with two coats it still shows the nail tip. For full opacity I think it might need three or more coats.
Day 6. Sugarplum
This is a light, pastel, purple and I was surprised how much I liked this one. It’s more of a Spring colour to me but I’d definitely wear this one again. Application was okay but this is a bit of a thicker formula than the previous polishes, so I did get some slight brush marks in the polish at the base of my nail. However, I think these could be smoothed with a topcoat and two coats were sufficient to get full opacity.
Day 7. Main Stage
A bright fuchsia rose shade, after application I thought Main Stage would be a good Summer colour. I think this is probably a polish I’d wear on toenails rather than hands. Like Sugarplum this was a thicker consistency, so there were no opacity problems but some might find it a bit gloopy to apply. Also the brush in this colour obviously wasn’t quite as good as the others I’ve tried, hence why one strand of it ended up caught in the polish on the picture. (I didn’t see that at the time, oops)
Day 8. Midnight in Manhattan Caviar Pearls (over Sleeping Palace by a-england)
Another win on the Caviar Pearls; Midnight in Manhattan has a small percentage of blue pearls mixed with the silver and black, although that might be lost a bit with the polish I used underneath. Using a metallic blue or navy would probably bring that colour out more though. Still loving this effect a lot!
The next post will be on Thursday covering Days 9 to 12.