Ciate Pillow Fight

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I have a love/hate relationship with pastel nail varnish. That is, I love it, and it hates me. Every Spring I'm seduced by the rows of candy-coloured bottles lining the makeup stands, and inevitably end up making a purchase... or several. Yet no matter how beautiful pastel nails look on other people, they just never seem to work on me. I've tried pinks, I've tried blues, I've tried greens, and they all look too pale or too stark or... well, just a bit rubbish, really.

But I've recently discovered this little gem - Ciate Pillow Fight. It's a soft lilac with a greyish undertone and seems to be more muted than most pastel shades. Perhaps, strictly speaking, it's not even a pastel at all, and perhaps that's why it works with my skin tone. Whatever the reason, though, it's a lovely colour for Spring and I can't seem to get enough of it at the moment. It's hardly been off my nails this past few weeks.



I hadn't tried Ciate polishes until the end of last year, when my sister and I were given an advent calendar full of their mini bottles to share between us. We couldn't decide how to divide up the colours, so we ended up just ripping the calendar in half (amicably, I hasten to add!). Pillow Fight is one of the shades I ended up with and possibly my favourite of the lot. While some of the colours are very streaky and difficult to apply, this one glides on smoothly and tends to last three to four days without chipping. I'm wearing two coats with a Seche Vite topcoat in the picture above.

What are your favourite Springtime nail colours?

Kate x


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  1. This is a beautiful shade and quite unusual too! I am lovely the three new Barry M Gelly pastel shades- I love pastels!

    http://jenni-flower.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I keep hearing good things about the Barry M Gellies... must give them a try! x

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  2. Oh Kate! How well you put it..I face the very same problem with pastel varnish. But this particular one does look really good on you. I am encouraged to try this one. :)

    http://myfashionfixes.com

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  3. This is such a pretty shade, I want to start using lighter nail polish colours for spring, but I've never been able to pull off bright pastels so this is the perfect shade for me!

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. This is exactly why I love it! x

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  4. Ha ha awesome name for a nail polish. LOVE you ring btw.

    Sophie x

    www.yourgirlislovely.com

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    1. Thank you Sophie! I know, I love a good creative nail polish name! x

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! Happy Easter to you too. x

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  6. Love your nails!

    visit my blog?
    xx stephalsay.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, of course I will! x

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  7. I love shades with undertones. I find you get a different shade depending on which way the light hits it or whatever colour you put it next to. Lovely result here :)

    Also, amazing idea for a nail varnish advent calender! I did get a yankee candle one last year but I must find these beauty alternatives! :) xx

    Viva Epernay

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    1. Yankee candle advent calendar sounds AMAZING! x

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  8. this is so cute I love the colour! :) I have a new outfit post on my blog and I would die if you could check it out and give me some feedback <3 have a great wednesday! (follow for follow? comment if you do :)) xoxo chloewithadash.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Chloe! I'll definitely check out your blog - I love outfit posts! x

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  9. I love this colour - it's gorgeous! Thanks for the great review! I've been reviewing a few of my own fav. Barry M nail polishes recently - check it out if you fancy! http://daisydabbles.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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