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Monday, 6 January 2014

Monday Blues - Does This Count as Blue? - Ciate Pepperminty



This is my first polish from Ciate. I know I have similar colors already but it came with my foil kit so I didn't pick this color.

Pepperminty is a light turquoise/aqua type color. Next to a Tiffany blue it looks more green but next to a true mint it looks much more blue. It also looks a bit more blue/green depending on the lighting. It definitely walks the line between blue and green but it is definitely gorgeous!

Application was decent but not impressive. It was thick and fairly pigmented but I found that you need a very light hand with the brush or else you end up with lines in the polish from the brush dragging across it. For this reason slightly thicker coats work better. Also try to avoid going over the same spot twice in the same coat. For this reason I ended up using 3 coats. All Lacquered Up used 2 coats for her swatch. I think next time I should be able to get away with 2 coats now that I know how this polish behaves. Shown with Color Club top coat.

On a side note, I like how the bottle is curved to prevent it from being knocked over easily. I'm always scared I'm going to knock over my American Apparel polishes for this reason!




Also I broke my lamp that I always use to take my  nail pictures :( Time to find a new picture lamp! Hope my pictures don't look too crappy in the meantime!




Special thanks to Ariel for creating the link ups for Monday Blues! :)

12 comments:

  1. I say it counts as blue, I love the colour, too bad it's a bit tricky to apply, but if you love the colour, usually that doesn't bother to much :-)

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    1. Thanks Aby! It's not TOO bad... I think I've just been spoiled lately with Color Club polishes that are super easy to apply hehe :)

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  2. I still think its a pretty blue color! :)

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  3. I ADORE ciate polishes. I may have to pick this one up!

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    1. This is my first Ciate... They're a bit expensive... but this one wore really well! If I find more at a discount price I would definitely get more!

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  4. Love the shade! I guess it could pass as blue. Sorry to hear that the formula is not that great.

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    1. Thanks Mihaela! Ya the formula wasn't that great but the wear time was really good... So guess that makes up for it?

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  5. Yes! I'd call it a beautiful aqua blue. :)

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