4 May 2013

Review: Ciaté - Sequined Manicure Kit

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What is in the kit?

Within the kit you get:
- A little black brush
- Pot of sequins
- Bottle of glitter grip

So the basic idea is to paint your nails with the polish provided, dip your nail in to the pot of sequins / glequins (much better name, thanks Nailasaurus).







So this is after I dipped my fingers in the sequins
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And this after top coating them with the glitter grip polish
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I did come across some problems with the kit though, as you can see my nail is visible through the sequins so I would suggest using a base colour polish. Another problem was the amount of sequins which ended up under the free edge of my nails, perhaps if I had short nails this wouldn't be a problem. 
The sequins stuck out over the end of my nails so I had to pat and push them down. They also didn't adhere right around my cuticles either, needed to push them back up over the nail rather than the skin.

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Finally they take the concept of a textured nail to an entirely new length, even with a top coating they still caught on everything and felt really chunky and just generally a pain. 

The sequins in general got everywhere and even after multiple hand washing attempts they were still appearing everywhere. If you were to wear them for a night out for example then I think it would work, unless of course you are one of those people who like to pick at textured nails.

Instructions are below, click to see more.

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6 comments:

  1. Oh God! Why would someone use this instead of just a generous glitter polish?! Lol not my cup of tea at all!

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    1. I think Ciaté were trying to be the 'next big thing' when it came to textured nails. I'm not a fan though :/

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  2. Stuff like this really doesn't work well if you dip your finger in - try putting a sheet of A4 paper down, then apply polish, then sprinkle the tub over your nail. Shake off excess and use the paper as a funnel to get the remainder back in the pot :)

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    1. Ahh thanks for the tips, I will have to try again and see how it turns out :)

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  3. actually i like the look of it! wondering if the color would stay on the sequins if you put a topcoat on - which should solve the losing sequin problem a bit? - since most sequins lose their color with a topcoat :-/

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    1. In the second photo of my nails I had used a topcoat. It didn't make the sequins bleed or loose colour at all. As you can see they were still extremely textured.

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