Ciaté Candy Cane House Collection Review

2014 has been the year of HOUSE collections from Ciaté - all of which I have absolutely adored; so, of course, I had to have the Candy Cane House in my life for the holidays. Ciaté was kind enough to send one my way.

The Candy Cane House Collection is, basically, Christmas in a box - no seriously. The 4 glitter top coats are scented {the box even comes with scratch and sniff ability on the side}, come with shade names like Tangled Tinsel and Snow Fall, and {I've saved the best for last}, come packaged in a box that is, essentially, a replica of Santa Claus' abode in the North Pole. Cute doesn't even begin to describe it. Let's take a look at the polish!

Candy Craze is Multicolor Micro and Hex Glitter in a Clear Base {smells like candy canes}. Favorite! Candy Craze was the last shade I tried in this collection, but it is my absolute fave out of the 4 {it also smells the yummiest!}. The white and green holo microglitter and white, green, and red hex glitter are so perfectly Christmas - I can't even! The formula is amazing here - the glitter applies very evenly with little to no fuss, and really adds a splash of festive to your fingers! Here I am wearing it over e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish in Cranberry. This is 1 coat.

Snow Fall is a White Glitter in an Iridescent Base {smells like fresh cotton}. So I know this looks chunky, but I felt like using Snow Fall as it's own shade, as opposed to layering it over a darker color, because the iridescent holographic pearlized base was so pretty and incredibly unique. Glitters usually come packed in a clear base, but Snow Fall rests in what appears to be Ciaté's Halo, which I reviewed earlier this year. Yes, it would also look amazing used as a top coat, but I kind of dig the freshly fallen snow vibe this mani has going on. This is 4 coats.

Tangled Tinsel is Blue Microglitter and Gold Asymmetric Shards in a Clear Base {smells like Christmas trees}. The second I saw this color I was like need that on now! Tangled Tinsel is a great holiday-inspired top coat if you want something a little different than the standard gold, green, red, white, silver mixes. The blue microglitter and randomly shaped gold shards are just brilliant for standing out! The formula is the perfect density, and super fast apply + dry time. Here I am wearing it over e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish in Pot of Gold. This is 2 coats.
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Ginger Snap is Multicolor Micro and Hex Glitter in a Clear Base {smells like gingerbread}. I'm not usually a fan of multicolor glitter polish, so I'm surprised to say that Ginger Snap is one of my favorites in this collection. The glitter is so shiny that it literally looks like small sequins - very unusual and very gorgeous. Formula is fab! The glitter disperses quite evenly, and the base is the perfect density - not too thick, not too thin. Here I'm wearing it over Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low. This is 2 coats.

The fragrance on each of these polishes is very subtle, so it's not something that should bother you while wearing - in fact, it's really only faintly discernible if you have your hands near your face {nothing overpowering}, with Ginger Snap having the most detectable scent.

I highly, highly recommend this set as a holiday gift - anyone would be thrilled to find this under the Christmas tree!

AVAILABILITY: Sephora, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's.

PRICE: $25.00. Currently on sale for $13.00 at Sephora {use code EXTRA@) for an additional 20% Off!}. Also on sale for $13.00 at Nordstrom!


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ellie said...

Oh so lovely! Love that with Pot of Gold!

Couture Carrie said...

Love Snow Fall!


Tights Lover said...

So festive. I love it!

Snow Fall looks especially nice!

Sherin said...

I am such a fan of Ciate. These ones look amazing.

Bellas Shelf said...

These are so awesome. When I saw them I had to run over to Sephora and buy them. When I got there imagine my surprise. Only $13!! I may just buy another one for a giveaway or a gift.

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