As hinted at before, my mother gave me the new-ish limited edition Ciate London Dolls House Collection as part of my Easter basket this year (I'm spoiled!). I couldn't wait to get to use these and then I ended up using them to celebrate my buddy's birthday on May 1st. Before finishing the design though I did snap some photos so that I could review it on here and show the colors in all their glory. So, fair warning, these are not current nail photos. Can I just say I adored the names of these polishes though? They are adorable! The set comes in a little dollhouse box package and contains five polishes called Doll Face, Poppet, Paper Doll, Sweet Pea, and Baby Doll. The collection is pastels (you know how I feel about pastels for Spring!) and the polish finish is sort of like a chalky matte finish that Ciate calls "porcelain." To be honest, the polishes were a bit difficult to work with. I know it's bad to put on thick coats of polish but if you don't use that approach with these polishes you will get really frustrated with how it turns out. If you do thin coats and don't wait until the nails are fully dry you will have balding and pulling of the polish. If you don't particularly care for a chalky matte "porcelain" finish you can always use Seche Vite top coat to gloss it up. I prefer my nails to have a nice gloss to that's what I did and the top coat didn't effect the polish colors or anything. The colors are really vibrant regardless.
As for the actual colors, the set comes with an adorably sweet mint green called Sweet Pea (on my thumb), a chalky white called Paper Doll (index finger), a baby/salmon pink called Baby Doll (middle finger), a luxurious lavender named Poppet (ring finger), and taupe/nude called Doll Face (pinky finger). How adorable are those names? I made me laugh because when I read the names it reminded me of my boyfriend (I call him or he calls me a bunch of these names). I guess I will have to use one of these for our anniversary in a year!