Like chalkboards on a nail...10:25 AM
This is a really simple design but the purpose of it is less my fancy pen skills and more the new kits from Ciate that you can get at your local Sephora. The kit is $25 and it comes with a black "chalkboard paint" nail polish, a matte top coat, and four chalk pens to create designs. I passed this up a few times because I thought, well it's just matte polish I could do that myself. Well ladies and gentlemen...I was wrong. I ended up buying it on a deal but when I started using it I noticed that the polish is definitely not just a matte. It's actually fairly tricky to use. It's sort of a weird combination of too thick and too thin and it dries almost instantly. It's VERY streaky the first coat but the second evened it out pretty decently. The other really cool thing about this is that (after about 15 minutes) when you start to play with the pens over the polish you don't have to worry about mistakes. If you make one, the whole design wipes right off with a wet cloth! I had fun messing around with them but I'm not really sure what I want to use them for yet. You DO need to seal them in with a matte topcoat since, as I mentioned, the chalk washes right off. I'm not the biggest fan of the one that was included but it did dry to a nice, matte finish. I hope you enjoy these!! Did any of you pick up this kit from Ciate?