ANY glitter is going to be messy. If done correctly, it will not chip easily. pointers: a little goes a long way; important to 1. use a drop
cloth or sink to catch excess glitter, 2. apply top coat or sticky coat only where you want glitter to adhere3. use little brush to clean off
excess AFTER its dry! 4. apply generous top coat to seal it in. Wholla...super pretty and very blingy nails to die for. Refreshing
generously with another top coat, as with ALL manicures, is advised to make it last longer. If anything, again
like with ANY glitter,
I have a hard time getting it off! Last, have fun!
Warning: If you are not patient, this manicure is NOT for you!
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Pros: Different than polishes, short dry time, can tell if you bump your nail before it dries, easy to apply, easy to remove, eye catcher
Cons: Glitter catches on clothing
I LOVE this nail kit but only but it on a few nails since it catches on things. Or you can just put less on all your nails to minimize that issue. It so fun and different looking.
answered 10 months ago
(Santa Barbara, CA)
I imagine you wouldn't want to be washing dishes or doing hard manual labor with super fancy nail polish! That being said, if you're
looking for a glamorous sequin-ey look for a girls night out, or some event for one or two days (not like regular nail polish where you
keep it on for a month), this product should be good for you. The one thing is I believe you have to be fairly good with nail polish to put
it on perfectly -- but it does have the potential to look like it does on the box!
Thank you for all your helpful suggestions! I also wanted to ask. Do I have to purchase the polish at all? Can I just put on a clear coat and dip it in sequins from Michael's craft store and have the same effect? Or do I have to specifically purchase from Ciate their nail polish to set the beads/sequins in?
answered 1 year ago
I love Ciate manicures. Don't expect them to last, but they're perfect for a night out or two. I recommend getting dressed, then doing your nails. If I top coat, I get 2-3 days out of 1 application. Definitely wear gloves doing chores around the house. Sequins and glass beads will catch on things and fall off. I totally think they're worth the money and you get a lot of uses per bottle.
These are really pretty but they dont last long. I am a regular user of the Ciate manicure with the beads, and I only use it for going out somewhere because the manicure lasts maybe two days tops. So the con is its expensive and is short lived, but its a unique manicure and very pretty and ppl will compliment you, which are the pros. I mean, beads just don't stay on very long, if you do dishes or even just work, your nails chip, the same way nail polish chips but the beads come off faster thus making you change polish in two days versus regular nail polish can last a week or so. I initially bought a kit, but I realized that at the craft store, they sell the microbeads, the velvet, and the chunky glitter you're looking at in so many colors and a lot cheaper. So now I bought every color microbead, that's the Ciate kit I like, and I use my own polish. I have way more color options and I do this manicure very often becaus I don't feel bad about how much it was, I will do this manicure without a special occasion, even though I only get two days out of it. If I paid $25 for the very small kit, I would think twice about if its a special occasion or not. Let me kow if you have any ore questions. Also, YouTube has a ton of tutorials about each of the Ciate kits, try googling them. That's how I realized the craft store sold the same thing in more colors.
answered 1 year ago