Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day (so commercial.. meh), I am however a BIG sucker for romance and I might have some unrealistic expectations when it comes to the perfect romance (I blame dramas). One thing that made my heart flutter when I saw it in store was this beautiful nail polish by Ciaté called Love Letter. Instantly I was reminded of the love letters I got from the boys in my class in primary school (yes I got game). And how sweet, innocent, pure and sincere they were. Some had hearts drawn on them and some even included pictures. I remember keeping them all in my old red Moschino shoebox which had big white hearts on it. At one point during middle school my mom found it and out of embarrassment I threw them all away. Such a shame.
Does anyone still write love letters anymore? Is it too embarrassing to put your feelings in writing as an adult (other than the swift digital way) in this day and age? I don’t know, but a text feels somehow less sincere than when someone would do all of the effort to write a letter, don’t you think? Even a cute little note would suffice. So my message for Valentine’s Day is; stop focusing on those random gifts and bring back the ROMANCE!
*Cough* Now back to the nail paint. Ciatés Love Letter is probably the prettiest of nail polishes I bought last year. I’ve always wanted to try their stuff and when I saw this fella at Sephora I was sold on the spot. It contains different sizes & hues of pink/fuchsia glitter, mixed with golden shimmer. The effect changes in different lighting and it looks phenomenal. My pics couldn’t even do it justice.
How cute is the packaging? It has a cute little bow attached to it and the handle for the brush is nice & long, making it easy to hold. The brush is rather normal, while I prefer the wider ones for easy application.
I used 3 coats of Love Letter to get the effect in the pictures below. It’s still not fully opaque but you can’t tell because it’s so glittery. In real life it’s more of a rose gold than purple/gold. I do advise to use a top coat on top, as it chips rather quickly (my nails are a bit long & weak now too = not the best combo). I also love to wear this on top of other nail polishes like NYC’s Red Melody.
Here you get a better idea of how the effect switches from pink to gold when the light hits it in a certain way.
Ciaté is available at Sephora for € 10 (13,5 ml). They have a lot of cool special edition sets too!
I’m a huge fan of this nail polish and I’ll be looking into more paint pots from Ciaté. Have you tried anything from Ciaté before? What are your plans for Valentine’s Day and what are your thoughts/stories on love letters?