Ciate Dark Chocolate & White Chocolate Nail Polish Remover and Nail Lacquer Product Review

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dark chocolate and white chocolate nail polish remover!?! Yes, please! When products like this pop up, I always ask myself, why didn't I think of that. I couldn't wait to try these, because I am so tired of my regular nail polish remover. Ciate is a UK brand, and it seems these have been available in the UK for awhile (why didn't somebody tell me? haha). I've been wanting to test Ciate products for awhile now (notice I'm doing International Beauty Reviews), so I ordered the dark & white chocolate nail polish remover and a nail lacquer in 'cabaret' from QVC. I purchased these products with my own money. Below are my thoughts.

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supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues) not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 

Ciate Dark & White Chocolate Nail Polish Remover
Sweet
These are fancy! You know how you hide your drugstore nail polish remover in the back of the closet? Not these. These are meant to be seen. They're meant to sit on a fancy tray with the rest of your perfume bottles or on the counter of your bathroom. The bottles are glass and definitely have some weight to them. If you look at my Vine video below, you'll notice that you don't pour this nail polish remover...you dab honey! So every aspect of it is Fa Fa! Both smell like chocolate! One smells like white chocolate and the other smells like dark chocolate. There is a hint of nail polish remover scent, but the chocolate scent overrides it. The million dollar question! Do they work? The answer is...YES! But let me say this! It took 9 swipes to remove the purple nail lacquer (shown below) using this nail polish remover. My drugstore brand removed it in 3 swipes. So if you want QUICK, continue using your drugstore brand. Also price is a factor! This is $16, whereas drugstore brands are around $2. I STILL give these a sweet rating, because it was heavenly smelling chocolate while removing my nail polish, the scent lingers after you're finished AND my nails didn't feel dry afterwards. If I had to suggest only ONE to you, I would go with White Chocolate. The scent was more chocolatey and stood out. Why not a Supersweet rating? Price! Number of swipes!

Ciate 'Cabaret' (PP039) Nail Lacquer
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A couple of weeks ago, I threw out a lot of old lipsticks and nail lacquers. I'm getting ready for Fall! I want FALL COLORS! I want FALL MAKEUP! So I thought this shade of purple would be perfect. I love it! It's purple! It's plum! One coat is not enough my friends. You will need two coats. The drying time is super quick! I was really impressed with that. By the time I finished my hand, it was ok to apply a second coat. This nail lacquer has a long handled brush, but application was very easy. You'll get 4-5 days of wearing time. I love the packaging of Ciate paint pots! The bottle design and sweet little bow makes doing nails FUN. Plus you will want to display your collection (I plan on buying more). So why not a Supersweet rating? Shhh, It still doesn't beat Butter London.

Have An Awesome Weekend Everybody!!!

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issa chou said...

oh wow never heard of this before!! sounds cool enough to try!

-issa @ wewearthings.com

Susannah said...

Hey Kim. You're so good at finding interesting products! First up, I love that deep plum coloured nail polish. As for the removers, don't they sound like a brilliant gift idea for a girl who has everything. I bet she doesn't have chocolate polish remover! Great post! Thanks for sharing :D
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Laura said...

I love the Ciate colours - that purple is gorgeous! And chocolate scented remover? I must try this! :)

Amy said...

Oh my! I really dislike my current nail polish remover...the smell is just killing me (and probably is too). hahaha....these sounds fantastic and really can't wait to try them out. And that is one gorgeous nail color for Fall! Thanks for recommending this brand.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya doll! I've seen this brand, but I've never used it. Shame the nail polish remover took so long to get it all off, I hate that. I have one that's ok, it smells really, haha. I;m looking for something better. The idea of a remover smelling like chocolate sounds fantastic to me, haha. Love the nail colour, so gorgeous. I really need to get some new autumn colours really. Might go have a browse tomorrow. Have a great Friday & weekend to come doll Xx

Mica T said...

Haha I'm intrigued by the nail polish remover! I just took my polish off and used the "new improved formula" of my old reliable nail polish remover. It smelt so lovely and fruity, I didn't have to wash my hands after to get rid of the chemical smell! So remover that smells like chocolate sounds interesting....shame it's not that great, I want speedy polish removal too.

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Rainbow Gatherer said...

In UK the packaging in beauty products are racing and there are so many cute brands that I adore for their packages. I've heard of this brand and it looks so sweet but for me; I don't spend that much on nail polish remover :) here (istanbul) I usually purchase the ones for approx. $2.

PAPS said...

Hmm....Fancy. I dont know whether I would bother with this nail polish remover specially if it took long to remove. Also after spending so much.
I know this brand as it is available here.
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

If you knew me/my blog back in 2011 you would definitely pick on Ciate cuteness! :) I love their polishes, not just for the colours, but the bows and also the fact that they are free from nasties.
x

Meghan Silva said...

Its my birthday next year but I am collecting early birthday presents in the form of ... THIS. haha They sound like amazing products.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That cabaret color is gorgeous! Thank you for highlighting the nail polish remover - it sounds awesome!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

p.s. You should definitely get more of the purple tone colors - they look great on you!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tina Bradley said...

Sweet! That cabaret nail polish is gorgeous and the thought of polish removers that don't smell toxic is absolutely yummy! Have a wonderful weekend! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Angel Feliciano said...

oh wow the packaging looks so chic and fancy! the nail polish is just perfect for fall season <3 I am obsessed with plums, purples and berry shades right now


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Style Journey said...

Just the thought of chocolate nail polish remover has me excited! Nail polish remover smells awful. The nail color is really pretty too! Have a great weekend

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

My cheap drugstore nail polish remover is hiding under the bed in shame, embarrassed in the presence of these two, lol.

Blond Duck said...

I love the little bow on the polish!

Emmylou said...

That nail lacquer looks soooo good! Perfect for fall:) And the nail polish removers do sound good. How can you go wrong with chocolate, right?
Happy Friday, Kim:)

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

I wanted to try these removers I have the polish and it's ok I don't think I would purchase any more than what I have as like u say kinda pricey I will avoid the remover as I hate having to work to get the polish off
Too bad as love the idea of smelling like chocolate!

Rosemary

birdie to be said...

Thanks for the review! I've never heard of these products!

ina Love said...

Beautiful!♥
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TheTinyHeart said...

I hate the smell of drugstore polish remover so that is so neat that these smell like yummy chocolate! But it's a bit of a bummer about the price. Have a great weekend!

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Vett Vandiver said...

finally a nail polish remover with some flavor!!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Now that's a beautiful nail color. I'm sort of smitten with that white chocolate nail polish remover--where do you find this stuff?

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Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

My husband would be so happy if I had chocolate nail polish remover- he HATES the smell of regular nail polish remover~

always, koru kate

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That is like the prettiest looking nail polish remover I've ever seen Kim! And you're telling us they smell like chocolate to boot!? I need! And that shade of purple is just divine on you girl! Thanks for the review! Have a fab weekend!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Laura Go said...

I didn't know their polish removers came in different "scents"! That's so cute!

Anya Jensen said...

I like the idea of scented nail varnish, however, it would get me having to really 'work this stuff. When I want it off - I want it off :-) But it sure looks cute. Happy weekend lovely Kim,
Axx

Nancy said...

teehee...glad to hear it doesn't beat Butter London..I am obsessed with BL!! haha
xo,
nancy

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Sara Gerard said...

I LOVE the idea of decent smelling nail polish remover! I will need to get some asap!

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

If it weren't for the price I would try these. I would love to smell chocolate lol

Nicky mywishstyle said...

We have the same nail polish color Today!
Wish you a Fantastic se!
Ciao

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

A good-smelling polish remover is a good idea. Most of them smell pretty bad. I have a feeling I'll like the dark chocolate one.

Coco said...

I'm charmed by the nail polish, it looks so cute!!
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Champagne Star said...

Oooo, very cute! I think I'll stick with the drugstore nail polish remover because of the number of wipes, and the price, but scented nail polish remover is a good idea!

LoveT. said...

What a beautiful Shade <3 ,love the Manicure!

kisses

Alicia Mackin said...

Yes it is true products that natural or less harsh take longer to work and are more money BUT they are better for you and hopefully the environment.

Ali of

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The Simply Kelly said...

wow...totally in love with this color

Anne said...

Love that nail colour Kim...perfect for Fall:) Hope you enjoy your weekend!
~Anne

Sam said...

Ohhh this sounds so great, I hadn't heard of the nail polish removers before but I knew of the Ciate brand. Cabaret is such s stunning shade. I appreciate your visit, wishing you a wonderful sunny weekend!

jo said...

Hey Kim, I'm sold! Didn't know you're so influential? Lol. This is perfect timing because I'm running out of nail polish remover so definitely ordering these. Btw, do you know any good base coat? I use OPI but it's okay, not the greatest. Also, I just sent you an email, hope you receive it. Have a great weekend, my friend!

xo Jo

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Annie L said...

Not sure if I would splurge on the remover, but I love the polish! Lovely review.
xo Annie

New England Romance

Linda B said...

Omgsh, I WANT that chocolate nail polish remover! Unreal *_* Haha, and that wine colored nail polish is so chic and edgy. Definitely on my list of polishes for fall!

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Jo said...

Chocolate-scented nail polish remover??? Yes, I would have said "Why didn't I think of that?"

I agree that the bottle is meant to be seen and oh my it's so thick like honey? I think I would really continue using the drugstore ones for the quickness but this is a novelty to simply try out and use when you have the time plus, it doesn't dry out your nails it seems.

I love how the nail polish sounds. I think I like the consistency and ohhh... the bottle!

Lucie Srbová said...

Wow, I really love that nail polish!! so chic.

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Nails My Dreams said...

Ciate products are definitely way over my budget but I'm soooooo curious about that CHOCOLATE! nail polish remover. lol. I mean, wow, CHOCOLATE! Haha.
(^^,)

Aimee P said...

They both sound like awesome products! :) You had me at chocolate.
xoxo Aimee
Bows&Beau-ties

Sakuranko said...

Oh really cute color dear, the package of that nail polish is really pretty too.
xx

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LyddieGal said...

Nail polish remover that doesn't stink up the whole house would be quite nice... but spending three times as long getting it off might not be worth the trade off.

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Claire said...

i love that nail color. and great nail polish remover! i totally have the drugstore kind and it's hidden under the sink :)

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Sacramento Amate said...

Fall is my favourite season, and that colour is just fantastic.
I am so glad to be back to dear friends, like you.
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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Wow, I really the nail paint shade! It looks beautiful <3

Stephanie G said...

i've been dying to get my hands on some ciate products.. did you try the caviar stuff? wish i could buy them online but no one will ship them out of the US! ;p

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Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Love that shade of polish. I too, am obsessed with everything fall right now. I hadn't heard of the chocolate scented nail polish remover but it sounds fabulous!

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Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Kim, I love this review! I can't bear the smell of stinky polish, and love the idea of chocolate and white chocolate smelling remover. I wouldn't mind paying more if it is easier on the nails especially if it smelled nice. The UK always has great products I've found. I'm going to look for these! Hope you're having a great Monday!

xo Mary Jo

Jessica said...

the polish looks great

Lorena said...

Quite pricey for a nail polish remover I must admit -
I think the packaging for all 3 products is outstanding!

oomph. said...

4-5 days? that's awesome! best i've heard next to essie! never tried ciate, but will definitely consider it knowing it lasts.

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Quinntologist said...

Love the colour!

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Diva In Me said...

Oh man....If only they sell those sweet nail polish remover here! I would grab them in no time =D

Johanna V said...

Those removers sound so cool! I need to try them out some day. :) And Cabaret is such a fab shade, I have it too and I like it so much ♥