Swatches of Ciaté Haute House mini collection

Swatches of Ciaté Haute House mini collection by honeymunchkin.com

Hi everyone!

My mother gave this cute little set to me for Christmas, and since I regrettably couldn’t get my hands on the Ciaté advent calendar this year, the Haute House set was a perfect little replacement. Overall, I’m very pleased with these polishes, the formulas are very nice, two of them are one coaters (although I’m wearing two coats, no topcoat, of all five in the photos below), and I was really glad to see that these mini bottles have the original wide brush! Now, on to the polishes!

220 For the Frill of it

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM220 For the Frill of it by honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM220 For the Frill of it by honeymunchkin.com

For the Frill of it is the sheerest out of the bunch, but I still an opaque enough result with just two coats. It has a greyish brown base and minute glass flecks shifting from bronze to a sharp green tinted gold. Easiest cleanup of them all, too, due to the light base.

221 Can-can

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM221 Can-Can

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM221 Can-Can

Can-can is a frosty berry red polish that I was fearing would turn out streaky and miserable, but it turned out alright I think. I would have loved it if the shimmer was slightly warmer in tone, but this is very nice too. Easy cleanup for a red polish.

222 Tickle My Fancy

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM222 Tickle My Fancy by honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM222 Tickle My Fancy by honeymunchkin.com

Tickle My Fancy is a teal-blue super frosty polish, something I was not expecting from looking at the bottle. It turned out that the polish had separated quite a bit, showing off the blue base and making the shimmer look teal. So I went from loving it to disliking it in a single stroke, literally. It’s a good quality polish, super smooth formula and all that, but I don’t like frosty polishes at all. Cleanup and removal was quite a mission since it’s very pigmented.

223 Sass Pot

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM223 Sass Pot by honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM223 Sass Pot by honeymunchkin.com

Sass Pot is a dark purple shimmer polish with a very nice depth to it. I’ve seen other bloggers refer to this kind of depth as a “lit from within” effect, which I think is a very accurate description. This is definitely my favourite out of this set for many reasons (like, being strikingly beautiful) but I just LOVE the name. Sass Pot! Cleanup and removal was a bit more messy than I like it to be, but that’s how it is with heavily pigmented polishes.

224 Knee Highs

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM224 Knee Highs by honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Ciaté - PPM224 Knee Highs by honeymunchkin.com

Knee Highs is a semi-frosty blue shimmer polish and is a true one coater. It’s also the first blue polish I’ve worn for ages, and I still think blue polish looks crap on my skin tone. Oh well. This polish is ridiculously pigmented, so much that cleanup was a nightmare and I don’t even want to think about the removal. I had one cotton ball per nail for this polish and it was still messy. A very elegant, almost royal blue that would look stunning on someone with a pinker and paler skin tone than mine, but just not my cup of tea.

6 Comments

  1. Din blogg är en av mina stora favoriter mycket pga swatcherna som är superfina! Har inte känt nån större dragning till Ciaté förut, men nu känns det av nån anledning. :p

    Vad har du skaffat för nytt objektiv? Saknar själv ett makro till min gamla trotjänare men de kostar ju lite de sötnosarna så det får skjutas på framtiden.

    • Hej Susanne och tack så mycket! Kul att få så positiva kommentarer trots att jag inte har bloggat alls på länge :)

      Jag fick ett Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm objektiv i julklapp (föregående inlägg handlar lite om det), och jo, de är rätt dyra men tar man mycket bilder så tycker jag att det är värt det! Det funkar ju som ett vanligt objektiv också om man vill ta porträttbilder osv. Jag frågade i en fotobutik, beskrev det jag behövde objektivet till och så rekommenderade de detta. Har du någon sådan butik i närheten kan du ju säkerligen få bra hjälp där. Och på t ex MediaMarkt kan man ju köpa dem på avbetalning :)

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