June 27, 2013
Ciaté Chalkboard Manicure
Today we're talking about the Chalboard Manicure kit*, but I've read online that the denim manicure is out soon - are you still on board with all of this, or, like me, are you just a bit tired of it all?
I will say that I had a lot of fun playing with this, both on my own nails and on the below nail wheel, and I think it would be a great pressie for the nail nut in your life, or for the girl that has everything! It kind of took me back to being a kid as I was always mad about arts and crafts and anything creative, really.
It costs €30 (too much, in my opinion, but doesn't everything these days), and for that you get four pens, a black nail polish and a matte top coat. All packaged up very nicely, but not a whole lot of stuff for your money!
Using this is a lot of fun, but the practicality of a Chalkbord Manicure is minimal. I found that the top coat kind of smudged my designs a lot, and wear time was also bad - the nail polish chipped rapidly, and the "chalk" disappeared before that. I am eager to try it again with Seche Vite over the top but that would kind of take away from the chalkboard look!
So overall, great fun idea, but a bit too expensive for what it really is. We are all about value for money here, and I couldn't honestly recommend this to you unless you are stuck for a present for someone. It's not all bad news, though - I liked their Colourfoil manicure a lot more than this, so stay tuned for a review of that soon!