With the nail art trend so ubiquitous that even my 9-year-old niece is able to wield a one of those precision tip nail pens, it would seem likely that the creativity in this area might be entirely exhausted. However, the British company Ciate seems to have given this trend a completely new life.
Ciate is largely known for their incredibly popular kits, such as the Velvet Manicure kit which makes your nails look like well, velvet, and the Caviar Manicure kit which, by adhering actual miniature spheres of color onto your nails, creates an effect akin to the round sprinkles that go on top of cupcakes. The brand also features a full line of individual nail colors, their equally popular “paint pots,” for those of you who are more of the singular color, regular texture manicure sort of girl.
Recently, I was invited, along with other beauty bloggers, to the debut of Ciate‘s newest nail art kits: the Chalkboard Manicure (pictured above) and the Very Colourfoil Manicure kit. The former is a wildly creative nail art idea. The kit comes with a matte black polish that you slick on the nail first creating the “chalkboard,” then you use the included pens (pictured below) to embellish the nails with color that really does mimic the look of chalk. Playing with the kit later that same week, my nail-obsessed niece was also a big fan, proclaiming it “loads of fun and wow, just like school.”
I also strongly recommend playing around with the other new Ciate kit, the Very Colourfoil Manicure kit, as the possibilities with this one are endless. Words don’t do it justice so click here to watch Ciate‘s own YouTube video to see how the effect pictured below is created. Click here for their how-to on the Chalkboard Manicure.
Stay tuned this summer for more from me on the upcoming Ciate kits such as the Corrupted Neon Manicure kit – that one gives you glow-in-the-dark nails. My niece and I are both hooked and plan on playing with them all.
Click here for all Ciate YouTube videos.
Click here for the official Ciate website.