The current month (September 2011) Marie Claire magazine has gone on a freebie overload! Offering a free full size Ciate Paint Pots in one of two shades, either 'My Fair Lady' or the one I managed to pick up 'Wait Until Dark'. Ciate Paint Pots are worth an impressive £9 each but Marie Claire didn't stop there! The magazine also includes a travel size Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner :)
I have yet to try the conditioner but the nail polish is amazing and i've had so many complements wearing it :) I would say that its more of an Autumn/fall shade but I love it so much I wasn't willing to wait! Its a gorgeous, iridescent, deep purple shade with subtle flecks of light purple shimmer,ahh such a lovely shade.
The nail polish application was flawless and I only needed two coats. The formula is quite thick and very smooth, the first coat was a little streaky but the second coat blended it all together creating a perfect opaque finish. Once dry, which took no time at all! I didn't have to use any of my fast drying top coat, the polish was faultless and glossy.
I was really impressed with the quality and longevity of this Ciate nail polish, it being the first I have ever owned from this brand. I have been wearing Ciate 'Wait Until Dark' for three days now and I haven't had any chips! Only a little wear on the very tips of my nails but nothing to be fussed about ( you might be able to see this slightly in one of the images ).
So paying £3.60 for a great magazine, fabulous nail polish and travel size conditioner is an amazing deal in
my books! Definitely worth snatching up :)