Ciate – Jelly Bean (Free with this months Maire Claire UK Magazine)

As the last days of my holiday are trickling by, I decided to go all girly pink with my free Ciate nail polish that came with my Marie Claire magazine. Caite Nail polishes are, in my experience, great quality.  They usually retail for £9 so £3.70 for a magazine that you might already buy monthly is great.

Like the other Ciate Polishes I have tried, Jelly Bean has a great formula.  In the bottle you can see a hint of a purple shimmer, which sadly, doesn’t translate at all onto the nail.  That is a real shame because it elevates it from a hot pink creme to something with tonnes of interest.  Putting that aside the formula is great.  First coat might look at bit odd, but keep going and you get good even coverage with three coats.  That is what you can see in the images below.  Three coats is that I used and is that I would recommend with this polish.  There is a *hint* of VNL but its a great colour and worth just buying the magazine for.

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I don’t have any of the other free Marie Claire polishes, do you?  Any pictures to share?

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July Marie Claire with Free Ciate Nail Polish

Its well worth getting to a magazine stand near you this month, for the UK edition of Marie Claire has a free Ciate Nail Polish (worth £9, magazine £3.70).  The one shown here is Jellybean, a hot pink with a very subtle purple shimmer.  There are two others, a taupe colour (Bon Bon) and a lilac/pale purple (Purple Sherbert). Swatches can be seen on Beautifully Addicted to or Polished Criminails as I’m just about to go on holiday

Plus, if you buy anything online from Ciate, you get 25% off any order in June AND July.  Now that is worth checking out!

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EDIT – I have updated this post to include a link to the Marie Claire website, updated the names of the polishes and included links to other sites that have swatches.