Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Ciaté Cupcake Queen - swatches and review

This was the first polish I got from Ciaté's advent calendar. It's a Barbie pink with blue shimmer. Really pretty and the name is sooo cute, especially since I love to bake! :)
Unfortunately it's one of those polishes that's impossible to capture accurately... :/ These pictures are a bit too red/coral looking, but these were the best out of the hundreds ;) of pictures I took of it. Hope you enjoy it anyway! :)
All pics are taken in halogen light.


Type of polish: Shimmer.

Colour: A cold medium pink leaning tiny to blue packed with blue shimmer.

Opacity: Very good! This is two coats.

Drying time: Normal, maybe a bit faster.

Formula: Good! Maybe a bit thick, but still easy to work with. Stays where you want it to. Dries a bit faster than normal so be resolute with the strokes. Dried a little uneven, but that disappeared with the top coat.

Brush: Very good! Very thick and very easy to apply with. :)

Shine: Very shiny on its own, but I have one coat of Seche Vite in these pictures.

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Not that accurate... The accurate colour is almost what you see round the reflective dots in the nails. This polish is Barbie pink. Not coral nor red. It is really pretty IRL! You'll have to take my word for it this time! ;)

Grade: 4/5 :)

This is a really lovely pink polish with a twist, i.e the blue shimmer :) I think this will look really pretty in the summer! I like it! Did I say the name is sooo cute...?? ;)

How do you feel about this polish?
What do you do when a polish is impossible to capture correctly??


  1. Nja, inte riktigt min kopp te men så är jag ju inget större fan av rosa. Skimret gör ändå att det ser fint ut. Blått skimmer i rosa är alltid fint.

    1. Det blå skimret syns mer irl.
      Men det är ju fortfarande rosa då med ;)

  2. Synd att inte färgen kommer fram som den ska, hade varit spännade att se det råsa+blå på riktigt. I den sista bilden så känns det råsa lite kallare och man ser lite mer av det blåa där, iaf i min skärm. :)

    1. Så är det på min skärm med!
      Får försöka ta bättre bilder nästa gång...

  3. Replies
    1. Without the shimmer it had been just an ordinary barbie pink. But with the shimmer it gets that extra twist! :D


  4. Hi Jezzica! :) I love your blog <3 and nominated you for a Liebster award. I invite you to open the link to get the award and find out all the details:

    I like your polish shows a blue flash under the lamp light! I know what you mean with not being able to capture the true colour with the camera. That happens frequently to me with very bright colours, suddenly they seem less bright on the picture :(

    1. Hi Nati!! :D Thank you so much for the nomination!! <3
      I've already done one Liebster Award but if I have the time I'll do yours too! Not before x-mas though because I work a lot and late now before x-mas... Everyone wants to buy x-mas flowers! ;)

      Maybe I should have tried to capture this polish with flash...??

      PS. I love your blog too!! <3


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