I arrived home last week to find a package had been delivered. As I opened the bubble wrap envelope and tipped the contents out, my eyeballs bulged and a let out a low pitched "ooooh" that then turned into a weird low pitched ooh and laugh combined where I ended up sounding like a very masculine owl. You know the one "ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo". Yep, that's what gorgeous polishes do to me and they're that gorgeous that each one will be getting it's own post.
Part of Ciate's summer collection, Oil Slick is an absolute stunner and it seemed that Twitter agreed when we posted a Twitpic of Joanne's Ciate adorned nails. Lots of our followers expressed their love for them and here are some lahffly photos for your viewing pleasure.
This is one of those "dangerous polishes" I've spoken about in the past and when I talk about danger, I'm talking about trying to drive and not look at my nails glinting in the sunlight. Because this is one of hose duochrome polishes, you can't help but to admire your nails and tilt them in different directions to see it change colour before your eyes. Below is Oil Slick in the sunlight, it's a beaut.
I used three coats of this but could have stopped after two. It's not streaky and dries with a lovely shiny metallic finish.
Now, the all important question, is it a dupe for Chanel's Peridot? Let's investigate shall we? Now, I need to tell you that I can't actually lay my hands on my Peridot at this moment in time... I can see it in my mind's eye but it's nowhere to be found, so I'll be comparing with last year's photos when we bought Peridot. Side by side in the bottle, Oil Slick seems to have more blue and green to it around the edge of the bottle.
If you own Peridot do you need Oil Slick? No.
If you want a pretty great dupe of Peridot and want to save a few bob, will Oil Slick do? Absolutely!
Ciate Oil Slick is available at McCabes Pharmacy and Sam McCauley Chemists and nationwide for €10.50. We absolutely love Oil Slick in Casa Girlie Bits!