Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail

First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
I did not want to buy the Ciate Very Colourfoil Manicure Kit in the first place, I wanted the Chalkboard nails kit. Unfortunately, the fiddly thing was unavailable at Sephora Dubai and they only had foil and caviar kits. As I already have enough caviar beads to cover an elephant twice over to see me through for a long time, I opted for the foil kit. Why was I against it? Because foil is way too blingy, shiny and "goldy" for my liking. Give me a plain black creme polish and I will cease nagging. It did not help that Sephora offered a deluxe gift from Benefit for accumulating 2,000 points and I wanted the points if I had to buy 20 boxes of Sephora wet wipes.
Anyway, the deed being done, I hemmed and hawed my way through almost half a year before deciding to try out the kit. The cover of the box proudly displaying multi-coloured bling, I made up my mind to go all out in imitation of the manicure pictured.

But before that, here are the contents of the Ciate Limited Edition Very Colourfoil Manicure kit.


There are instructions at the back.

First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
Inside, there was a nail polish which I removed and will swatch for you soon. And, a "foil glue" bottle, a nail wheel which you saw here, and a little envelope containing the foil sheets.
First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
There are six different sets of foil sheets in this box, with a total of 30 sheets. Here are the colours.
First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
You can see that I used three foils for my first try, but there is more than two-thirds of each sheet left for reuse.
First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
What you do is, apply the foil glue on each nail and wait for it to become clear and tacky. Firmly press down the foil sheet, wait for a bit and pull it off in one firm, fluid motion. Voila!
Finally, here is the manicure I did with it, over O.P.I. Ink as the base colour.
First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
Awful, innit? This would make an excellent Hallowe'en manicure, with the blood-dripping look. Too messy, too blingy. I don't think I will use too many foils at once in future but will stick to one or two sheets at the most.
First go at Ciate Colour Foil Manicure kit: Nail art fail
The Ciate Very ColourFoil Manicure Kit is a fantastic starter kit for foil nail art; you get some really nice combinations of foil sheets and everything you need for a foil mani at a not-so-steep price. Practice, however, would make perfect, but at five foil sheets each in six different shades and designs, of which you only need one-thirds of a sheet per hand at a time, you can afford to use 'em up. These kits come in different combinations of foil colours. Mine is called "klash" and you can buy it here.
  1. Omg I really love this nailart!

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  2. I want to try it ! is wonderful !

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  3. loredana marinMay 25, 2014

    Looks very nice, i have from Citae the "caviar" thing :) and i like it.

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  4. MyBeautyJunctionMay 26, 2014

    I love the concept and will try it out again soon!

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  5. MyBeautyJunctionMay 26, 2014

    It is a lot of fun to do!

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  6. MyBeautyJunctionMay 26, 2014

    I can't bring myself to use up my caviar beads lol.

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