miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013

ABC Challenge: Letter C - Ciaté Halo

Heeeello!

So, as you can imagine, I will sneak in as many new polishes as I can in this ABC Challenge. I will post about my Berlin haul later this week, but for now let's take a look at Ciaté's Halo:
Sadly, my camera totally hates purples and purplish-pinks, so these pictures show quite an inaccurate color *cry* Halo is much more pink and purple than you actually see on the first two pictures, hence closer to the third. Still inaccurate, though.

I've layered it on top of one coat of ChG Sweet Hook, and loved the effect. The iridescence is very visible under any light, and surprisingly enough, even more visible in the shade than in direct sunlight! It's truly amazing. BUT pastel pinks just clash with my skintone; this polish make my hands look yellow, and I hate it. Still, I painted my nails late on Sunday night, and hoped I'd like it a little more on Monday, clearly without any luck. And heck, I have a hell of a week, so I'll be Ms. Yellow-Hands until Friday, when I'll quickly and happily take it off. My last resource is to layer it over a dark blue paint *crossing fingers* if the result is still yuck, I will give Halo in adoption...

M.

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  1. Pretty polish and lovely nails!!!!!

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  2. I didn't own any polish by Ciaté but this one is really nice, so delicate and elegant! :)

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    1. ^^ Thanks! And the formula was amazing also!

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  3. The color is very nice indeed, but you're kinda right about it clashing with your skin... Looking forward to your next try over a dark!!

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    1. ^^ Thanks Gosia! Hopefully it will look better!

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  4. It looks like it has a strong iridescent quality to it. I read a while ago, some Ciate drama... they heckled a blogger for using the term "caviar" or fish egg manicure. I guess they tried to trademark that and claim it was their concept.... anyways I dislike fish egg manicures or whatever they want to call it, it was interesting.

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    1. Ah! That's true! I forgot about the Ciaté war against non-Ciaté caviar manicures... I totally hate them too!

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  5. I love the shimmer, but it would probably be super unflattering to my skin tone.

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    1. Just like for me... It's not a polish for us, sadly!

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  6. I'll admit that the German haul thing interests me the most now! And I know how it goes with those polishes that are amazing - on other people - but they are just flattering on yourself. I know now that my black beasts as I call them are all kind of pastels :(

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    1. Well then I'll try not to make you wait too much for it! :p I guess everyone has some black beasts... Sadly!

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  7. Oh Boy, the problem with the cam.. I know it too well :( But the color still looks great! And I can't wait to see your Berlin Haul. Next time you're in Ger you gotta let me know xD

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  8. Aww this is so beautiful, so delicate and lovely!
    Haul, haul, haul ;)

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  9. Omg BEAUTIFUL. Must have right nowwww. love that shimmer

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    1. Haha! Well then if it's a fail over a darker color I can send it your way, are you interested?

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  10. So gorgeous!! Bummer about the skintone incompatibility. I've definitely had that happen to me. But if I really love the color, sometimes I'll just wear it anyway lol. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. True bummer, as you said! I'm wearing it right now but I am desperately wanting to take that b*tch off! :'(

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  11. This is beautiful! I really need to grab some Ciate!

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    1. Thank you! You won't be disappointed, their formula is great!

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  12. Ooooo you can totally see the purple glimmer, very pretty!

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  13. Wow I love how delicate this polish looks! It looks so pretty on you girl! :)

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    1. Thank you! I wish I could agree, but I totally dislike it on me! :'( I can see it's gorgeous on its own though!

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  14. Una preciosidad de esmalte! Me encanta este tipo de lacas claritas con toque nacarado, queda bien cualquier día y con lo que lleves <3

    un beso uñas bonitas ;)
    nailistas

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    1. Gracias! La verdad es que este pintauñas está en busca de otra dueña, porque encuentro que aunque sea precioso me queda bastante mal! Si lo queréis, os lo envío ;)

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  15. Uff! I protest! You have too many comments! LOL
    This is such a beauty!!! I really love this pinkish-purplish halo even if it's not very accurate. I bet it looks better in person!

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    1. ^^ Thank you! It does look AWESOME in person, this is just a dull approach to it!

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  16. Yo también tengo a Halo! aunque la versión mini del calendario de adviento :P...muero por probarlo y aún mas despues de ver tus fotos!...manos amarillas? para nada! se te ve muy bien!!

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  17. that purple sheen is so pretty! it really is a beauty

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  18. I love holographic polish - so pretty.

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    1. It isn't quite holo, but veeeery duochrome-y! Anyhow, super nice!

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  19. Awww...this is so pretty. Love the color for even though it is simple, i find it classy. This is perfect for any occasion or even for everyday wear.

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