Ciate Guest List
Just when I think Ciate have redeemed themselves in terms of formula and staying power, something happens to upset me. I have mixed feelings about this nail varnish. I don’t really think the same could be said for how it felt about me though – it hated me, pure and simple.
Guest List is an odd one. I bought it because in the bottle it looked like a lovely dark, rich purple creme. Similar to various OPIs (the name of which escape me – either Russian or French). So I grabbed this earlier in the year when all the pastels and brights were starting to wear me out, thinking it would be a perfectly soothing plum coloured autumnal shade.
On the nail, it came out brown. Eh? But as you can clearly see around the edges, it has a reddish-purple hue. I just don’t get it. It’s not a duochrome. So why try and behave like one?
Not only that, but this chipped on me after only a couple of hours of wear, which did not include any form of manual labour (does it ever?). Humph. Such promise in the bottle, and such a disappointment on. There are a million other dark vampy cremes out there and for the £9.00 a bottle that Ciate charge, I’d be tempted to choose an OPI instead.
So, I’m afraid this isn’t really one guest list that I want to be on. Or a Guest List that wants to be on me.