Well this might be the fastest I've posted something after purchasing, haha! I was just so excited when I found these Ciate nail art sets at freaking WINNERS! I NEEEEEEEVER see this kind of stuff at Winners! Anyway, not like it's Cheap Polish Tuesday and it's supposed to be Shitty Nail Art Monday but aw heck, I'll talk about the prices anyway - I found these sets for $10 at Winners, which is priced at $19 USD on Sephora, but I am willing to bet they're about $21-24 here in Canada but that's just how it goes. So I was pretty excited to find this set. I picked up two. This one is "Kaleidoscope Klash" and it includes: Ciate Pepperminty Paint Pot, Foil Fix Glue, Ciate branded nail swatch wheel, and a matching 'Pepperminty' envelope containing the following foils: Blase (red), Babe (hot pink), Bounce (gold), Beaut (cobalt blue), Bloom (rose tinted silver holo) and Brill (patterned holo silver). Here's le box:
Here's a swatch of Ciate Pepperminty, which is, again, my krptonite colour... A Tiifany blue-esque mint. Formula and application were flawless. Fairly milky and thick creme but workable in its own way. Also I have to add that I think it's hilarious that Ciate calls their nail polish "paint pots". It just sounds weird. Way to beat around the bush, guys. Anyway here's two coats with no top coat:
So here's where the fun begins. So once the base colour is dry, you're ready to FOIL ALL THE THINGS! The instructions say to paint the "Foil Fix" explicitly only where you want the foil to be. Once the fix turns clear (as it applies white), you're ready to press the foil sheet on, and lift up.
Well. In the ideal world. My application was far more sloppy due to my lack of patience.
So firstly, the "Foil Fix" just looks like your regular old PVC glue but I can't confirm what it really is. It says that it takes a minute to dry which is probably the case but I probably waited close to 30 seconds. Then I pressed a foil sheet on and lifted. It looks fairly cool. I wanted to see if there was any way to keep dabbing, and so I did. Some came off, but it smudged the foil patterns. I am actually not too attached to them - I was moreorless just interested in how it looked close to spatter nail art. Overall, I really dug the effect. I decided to keep things simple with two foils - here's Ciate Babe and Beaut foils over top of Ciate Pepperminty with a coat of Seche Vite:
I might have tried to let Rainbow Honey photobomb those shots back there... *cough* it may be a sneak peak of something I'll share at the end of the week. (Spoiler alert: It's something I'll be sharing at the end of the week.)
Anyway, even though I didn't follow the directions explicitly, I still really like the look! I know you're supposed to preserve the patterns, so I think I'll try that for next time. I am going to be trying this again before I head out of town so I'll share the results then!
Have you tried Ciate Colourfoil Manicure or any of their other DIY nail art kits? What's your favourite discount store?