I have been trying to give my nails a bit of a rest, they've been peeling and breaking something awful recently. I think it's been almost 2 months now without nail varnish! Apart from the odd random finger painted with a tester haha!
So for my first manicure in agesss I decided to go with this really pretty blue which is Skinny Jeans by Ciaté. I got this item in the only Glossybox I ever purchased, which was last summer I believe! I'm not 100% sure about the cruelty-free status of this brand, I had a look on their website and it says: "Ciate is a 5 FREE brand completely free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP
(dibutyl phthalate), formaldehyde resin, camphor and is even cruelty
free (never tested on animals)." I have emailed them anyway to see what they say about ingredients, suppliers and suchlike.
Even though I have had this for almost a year I have never actually used it, and I found the brush a bit weird! They have a sort of wide, flat brush, which is quite good in general but I found it difficult for getting a nice shape at the base of the nail - as you can see from the pictures - but maybe it will just take some getting used to!
I used two coats of that and then applied one coat of Models Own's Bluebelle on my ring fingers as an accent.