Monday, January 14, 2013

Mani Monday - taking the Ciaté Sequined Manicure for a test drive

This past weekend, I gave the Ciaté Sequined manicure look a try and it’s everything that I always wished a sequined nail should look like. I bought it from Sephora for $13 click here to check it out, I have read reviews about the caviar manicure also from Ciaté  and that it is a one day look as the beads begin to fall off, but the nail sequin look I have been wearing for 2 days no wand it’s still intact so that is a huge pro!

Getting it on: Application was simple - I just put a coat of the glitter grip polish on clean nails, dipped the nail front in the sequin pot and lightly dusted off the excess with the included brush. Then I tapped down my nail bed with another finger to help the sequins settle and adhere better so there were no poking scales. Finally I finished it off with another coat of the glitter grip and let it dry for about 15 minutes.
Pros: If drama is what you are going for then this product totally delivers. Easy to do and the results are dramatic, the nail look saturated in sequins, you can never get this look with just a glitter nail polish. Also you can play around by just doing this on the tips or a half moon at the base of the nail.
Cons: the small sequins/glitter can get messy and will stick to everything including other nails and smudge the polish if you are going for the ring finger look like me, so don’t do the two simultaneously. Also choose an area to do this that you don’t mind getting glitter on or can clean off easily.Removing this polish may need you to put cotton pads soaked in acetone for awhile on your nails and may be also wrap in foil so you can get it off in one sweep.
Overall: I felt the pros outweighed the cons on this one and I am pretty impressed with the results.
Would you try this look? Or have you tried other Ciaté manicure products, how was your experience? Discuss…
Hope you are having a good Monday!

P.S. Its a good idea to start this manicure with a coat of silver or mettalic nail polish so even if a sequin falls the background is still pretty and blends right in


  1. Looks awesome. If I had long nails, I would totally do this! :)

    xo, jill
    Classy with a Kick

    1. Thanks Jill!This should look great on short nails too, would love to hear/see on blog if you try something similar :)

  2. The manicure is beautiful. I'm definitely going to give it a try. BTW-where did you get that amazing ring?

    1. Thanks Reena, we should do a mani-party once we return from our travels :) The ring is Noir and bought for a song and a whistle from Ideeli, you have to check that site