Just a quick post. The other day my mum bought me Marie Claire (the May issue). I was a little puzzled, as I'm not really a magazine person, and definitely not a fashion magazine person! However it came with a free polish, which explains it! And not just any polish - a Ciate polish. My first one! I've seen them around, and I love the little bows on the bottle, but they'd always seemed a little pricey (around £8-9). Marie Claire is £3.80, which is much more reasonable!
There are 2 polishes available. I got Sand Dune, the gold colour (my mum knows I like a good gold!). This is 2 coats, and I apologise for the lack of cleanup. I find that with glitters like these, the more I try and cleanup, the worse I make it, as tiny areas of glitter spread out and flood my cuticles as soon as I touch them with acetone. I couldn't take the frustration, so I just didn't bother! That's really bad, I know. Sorry.
It's quite a pale gold, very metallic and glittery. Application was OK - I had to battle a little bit to get it into the corners of my nail, but I'm very pleased with the finish. Plus it was a total bargain - even better if you like the magazine lol. I'm going to try and take some nail art inspiration from it!