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Ciaté London Chalkboard Manicure™

What it is: A kit to turn your nails into chalkboard-style fashion statements. What it does: Hate the sound of nails on a chalkboard? Switch it around by turning your nails into chalkboards. What will your nails say about you? Release your inner child and doodle with your choice of Chalk Pen on a base of black matte polish for a cute classroom look. The Chalk Pens have been cleverly formulated as water-soluble, allowing water to wash them away. The Mattnificent top coat seals the chalk onto the nail. What else you need to know: Chalk Nails are the ultimate nail statement for spring. From personalized manis to a super easy French manicure, the chalk pens are every girl-on-the-go’s nail accessory and handbag essential. This set contains: - Mattnificent Matte Top Coat- Chalkboard Paint Pot - 4 x Chalk Pens in Teachers Pet (blue), Satchel (white), Jump Rope (pink), Recess (yellow)
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is this product easy for a 12 year old to do on herself?
im looking into buying this for my 12 year old daughter, and i was wondering if this product would be a fun and easy thing she could do by herself and with friends?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
(Dayton, Ohio)
on Chalkboard Manicure™
11 answers
answer 1
Yes! Believe it or not I am only turning 14 in September. My mother got this as a gift for me and I loved it. I'm always painting nails and looking for new designs. It's a very fun kit.
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answered 3 years ago
(New York, NY)
answer 2
With a steady hand and big enough nails she should have fun with it. My 10 year old loves this set, her fingers are small so I have to do most of the art but she loves this set.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
(Canaan, CT)
answer 3
Probably not. It takes a good amount of patience and skill to do it right.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
I'd get her some little pots of paint. I found the pens gloppy and hard to use. It also didn't easily wipe off to "start over".
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
(Putnam, NY)
answer 5
They r pretty simple to use. She'll have fun using them. The caps are a little hard to open and u have to press the nib on some paper a few times initially to get the color running, but other than that its easy to use n dries super fast ( so no patience required).
Beware that they chip pretty easily though.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
answer 6
Hello, I hope I can help answer this question. I had some major issues with this kit, unfortunately. The liquid chalk pens are difficult to use. They tend to leak everywhere, and it is difficult to actually draw on the nail because of poor ink flow. If the pens didn't require so much effort in order to draw anything, then I would say this would be a good kit for a girl of her age. Unfortunately, this kit was very messy. To give an example, the chalk pens are very similar to liquid highlighter pens. You have to press on the tip to release any fluid. However, the fluid either does not come out, or it comes out in blobs. I hope my review helped in some way. I'm really bummed out about this kit myself. It seemed like such a cool idea!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
answer 7
The pens are quite large, so especially for small nails (speaking from my own experience) it might be difficult to draw things. This is a fun concept that I recommend for a 12 year old, so perhaps look into putting cheaper things together (matte nail polish & top coat, little paint brushes, etc.) for a fun nail activity.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
(New York, NY)
answer 8
Definitely. If she's used nail polish before, I'm sure she could use this. The marker needs a little getting started by pressing the tip, but after it'd be a breeze for her. Getting a couple of these and using them as little stations for the girls to do at a slumber party would be great. This and maybe mini cucumber sandwiches could make a fun spa theme.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
(Fairfax, VA)
answer 9
The basic polish and top coat are easy enough to apply, if poor quality compared to other cheaper products. If they could put the Ciate brush with decent polish, I'd be thrilled. The pens however, I don't find them easy to use, but I'm used to my striper brushes. But they just didn't seem to apply smoothly and they are kind of bulky to hold.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
(Omaha, NE)
answer 10
Yes this will be fun for your daughter but will not last as long as regular polish. When decorating my left hand was pretty easy, decorating my right was difficult since I am right handed. I didnt even think about it when I bought this. So if you keep the motive simple you should not have a problem. This is fun for project between friends.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 11
Yes I think it would be an excellent gift for your daughter and her friends. They could even put the chalkboard designs on each others nails to be more involved and have more fun!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
(Moncton, NB)
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