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?

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  1. This is such a cute mani! I haven't tried/bought this kit yet. To be honest, I didn't even know about it, until I read your post.

  2. Absolutely love this!! Really different x

  3. Very interesting! I love what you did but I don't think I am sold on buying the kit. I think I will try it on my own first. :)

  4. Oh, I also thought that it is just matte black polish! I must re-think my decision... I just got the Ciate foil kit and that I am in love with! I most probably could get foil somewhere else too but what the heck, I love the kit :)

  5. gotta rethink my decision too.. Think might actually be worth it

  6. I tried this and returned it because it didn't work the way they promised. The only color that washed off properly was white. And the pens were all so runny that I couldn't draw anything, everything just turned into blobs. I was so disappointed :(


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