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Mani Monday – Ciaté Mosaic Nails

I mentioned last week that I received a couple of bottles of Clinique’s A Different Nail Enamel (specially formulated for sensitive nails) and was really impressed with the bright red shade I tried. It’s funny how two items from the same range can be so different but that’s exactly what I found with this grey-nude colour.


Unlike the red, which was pretty much opaque after one coat, this paler colour, Concrete Jungle, needed three generous coats and I could still spot a few streaks in it. Luckily, it was worth it as I really liked the shade and it is quite an unusual colour – not your normal pink-nude with more of a grey hue to it.

Another reason I didn’t mind a few streaks was the fact that I was adding a new mosaic-effect top coat. I used Check Mate by Ciaté which contains various sized squares of black and white pieces. I love this glitter alternative as a way of adding a little something without being too over the top. I had to fish around for some of the pieces but on the whole, this applied well.



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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