I have really
been slacking on my nails recently. A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been seen dead without a bit of nail art (remember these
?!) but now I just don't have the time or patience, and my nails are almost always a quick job. Enter Ciaté Flower Manicure kit
. The kit contains: two Ciaté nail varnishes - a pretty pale blue called 'Ferris Wheel' and a clear quick dry top coat; a nail file; a pair of tweezers; and two pots containing tiny real pressed flowers (the pot not pictured here has red and purple flowers!).
The kit was surprisingly easy to use. I started by trimming the purple flowers down to the right size for the nails I wanted to use them on, then applied two coats of Ciaté Ferris Wheel (if you wanted a different colour you could use anything, or even just put the flowers on top of clear varnish). Once they were dry, I painted a nail with the clear top coat then added a flower using the tweezers provided, and then used my finger to press it into place. After I'd done this on every nail, I added another layer of the top coat to seal everything into place.
I absolutely love how they look! So fancy and professional, with fairly minimal skill required. The turquoise flowers only lasted a couple of days before rubbing off slightly, but the purple flowers lasted really well.
Tah-dah! What do you think? Will you be picking up a Flower Manicure kit?
Labels: beauty, ciate, Ciate Flower Manicure, floral, flowers, nail art, nail varnish, nails