On my last trip to Sephora, I found these mix and match Ciate Trios, where you can choose three mini Ciate colors or effects (studs, caviar, etc.).
The Ciate mix ‘n match bar at Sephora in the Prudential Center Mall
I ended up packing my little black box with a bottle of studs, Social Elite, a mixed bar glitter with gold, black, and light blue, and Beam Me Up Lottie, a “matte glitter” of gold and rose gold chunky fleck glitter in a sheer milky base.
Ciate Beam Me Up Lottie
Honestly, Beam Me Up Lottie is beautiful and it’s right up my alley; I definitely have an obsession for amazing glitter toppers. It’s the kind of polish you need to dab on because it does not apply smoothly and you will not get the glitter evenly spaced out if you try to apply it like a regular nail polish. For a great video on how to do this, check out one of my favorite nail bloggers All Lacquered Up for a little video!
My color selections for this mani
I used two coats of Essie Penny Talk , a rose gold metallic for an accent on two nails. This color is a little tricky. It can drag a little when you apply it on the first coat, and you feel like you will have terrible brush marks, but the second coat smooths things out and the brush marks level out. I painted my remaining three nails with two coats of Zoya Kennedy, a pink-tinged beige opaque creme. I know, I know. Another opaque nude. What can I say? I’m in a zone with these types of colors! This color applies really well - a little sheer on the first coat, but reaches full opacity with the second coat. I also like the shade on my skin color. I layered Beam Me Up Lottie over two of the nails with Kennedy as a base. I used top coat over all of my nails, but the matte look of Beam Me Up Lottie was very pretty as well.
A close up of Ciate Beam Me Up Lottie over Zoya Kennedy
So what do you think of the final result??