For Christmas I treated myself to several Wow Kits and nail polishes from Ciate – seeing as they’re currently having a ridiculous sale, I though it would be rude not to!
Although I have enjoyed their Chalkboard nails, Caviar sets and all forms of glitter, I have stayed away from the velvet collections as I thought it would be too time consuming, difficult and probably wouldn’t last long. However, I’ve finally given velvet a go and the go ahead as you can see from the results…
Although slightly messy – not my best effort, but I was watching one of my Christmas DVD’s! Here’s how I went about creating my velvet nails:
- Wipe your nails down with nail polish remover and a cotton wipe to make sure there is no residue on them
- Take the paint pot – mine is the dark, emerald green of 3 am girl! Apply one coat and allow to dry
- Next, take the velvet – Ciate say sprinkle it on, but I found that it didn’t come out very well so I shook some into the tray provided
- Then apply a second coat to one nail at a time and roll it in the tray of velvet, making sure to cover every bit of the nail
- Lightly press the velvet to make sure it sticks and repeat with every nail
- Finally, use the cute brush provided to wipe away any excess velvet dust and voila…you’ve got yourself some vixen velvet nails!
I love the texture, colour and the ease of this nail varnish set for a quick fix that’ll have all your friends green with envy.
- Easy to apply
- No mess
- Takes next to no time to complete
- Velvet stays on – I’ve only had it on a few hours, but I’ve already exfoliated my face and showered etc
- Although the velvet stays on it does collect things – most notably fabrics, dog hairs and crumb – disgusting I know, but I have to have a biscuit to dunk in my tea!
As you can see, the pros definitely out weigh the cons, so I’d strongly recommend that you give these Ciate Velvet Nails a go!