Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sugar Candy & Polka Dots

Certainly, by far one of the best investments I've ever made (okay, in this case it was my parents who made it) would have to be the Ciaté advent calendars. I was lucky enough to get them last year as well as the year before (an entire, more detailed post about them will be sure to follow!).

Considering the amount of full-sized nail polishes that I own and that I'll most certainly never empty completely before they turn old and gooey, the mini-sizes (5 ml) included in these calendars seem to be just perfect for me!
Even though the polish in this design is probably the colour that I used the most from the calenders, you can see that the filling level of it is still pretty high (which might, again, be due to the fact that I just own too many).
As far as I'm concerned, I don't mind wearing pastel shades all year round. They don't look too heavy on lighter skin (or rather deathly pale, in my case) and also create a really nice contrast with more tanned complexions.
Nevertheless, you'll probably find me wearing pastel colours most frequently during springtime which finally seems to be slowly arriving - I can see splashes of colour now instead of the overwhelming white of a snowy landscape when looking out of the window!
natural light
artificial light
This particular pastel shade is called sugar plum. What I really like is that it looks quite subtle and nearly greyish in artificial light whereas the colour gets much more vibrant and more like a real lilac when looking at it outside in natural light.

To create the polka dots, I simply used a dotting tool (you can get those for quite cheap on amazon/ebay) and a white polish that is actually supposed to be used for French tips.

Have you tried any of the Ciaté polishes before? What is your favourite springy pastel colour to wear?



30 comments:

  1. cute shade on you! :)

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  2. Oooh Sugar Plum looks likely a lovely lavender.

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  3. I buy Minis whenever I can, As I, too, never manage to use up my nailpolish...

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    1. Unfortunately, most brands don't really seem to sell single mini-sizes in the stores :\
      Getting a full set of minis instead doesn't really help at keeping the amount of my polishes manageable, though :D

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  4. Not really, I always wanted to own ciaté polishes, don't know why I didn't buy any while in Europe a few years back or last year in the US.

    This color looks so sweet!

    Lu | loulou

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    1. I have to say that I only own the Ciaté polishes from the 2 advent calenders so I haven't bought a single full-sized polish from them yet, as well ^_^
      I really like their range of colours and the formula but they're also relatively expensive being at about 10€ each ...

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  5. what a lovely colour !!

    i want this !

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  6. You have such lovely shaped nails (such a weird compliment i'm sure!) Id love a Ciate calendar I have heard such good things about the colours you get, and their polishes have great pigment!

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    1. Haha, no it's actually a really nice compliment ☺ Thank you so much! ♥

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  7. Love spring post! Have a great week!
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  8. What a gorgeous colour! Perfect for spring x
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  9. I love lilac shades, they are so pretty and flattering, perfect for Spring! :) Ciate always do great colours as well

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. I agree! Especially their pastel shades are so lovely ☺

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  10. The colour is such a nice summery one and the polka dots looks gorgeous. You did a good job doing the polka dots. www.namysstylenest.com

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    1. Thank you!♥
      The polka dots are actually so easy to make with a dotting tool ☺

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  12. wow, i wish i could paint my nails like that.
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    1. thank you! ♥ I always have to use polish remover to clean up around the edges as well, though ^_^

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  13. I love that nail color but most importantly your application is spot on! Love it Lena!

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    1. Thank you so much! ♥
      And I really love reading your blog - keep up the great work! ☺

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  14. Lena when I click on your Bloglovin link it says not found?

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I seem to have fixed it now, although I'm not quite sure why the link was broken :\

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  15. Gefällt mir sehr gut - das Naildesign macht Lust auf den Frühling!

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    1. So langsam werden die Temperaturen ja auch endlich frühlingshaft! ☺

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    1. Thank you! I will check out your blog right away ☺

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