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Friday, October 26, 2012

My Ciate Velvet Manicure Experience

While I was in NYC, I visited one of the many Sephora's in Times Square.  While there, I saw the Ciate Velvet Manicure sets.  I decided to try it out really quickly on my thumb.  Let me just say that I did this really quickly in the store, so maybe my experience would have been different had I bought it and tried it in the comfort of my home...
I read the instructions, which said to put two coats of the polish on.  Immediately after putting the second coat on, you are to shake the powder out of the sifter bottle that it comes in.  I had a hard time getting the powder to come out and to fall on my nail.  It seemed to want to go everywhere except my nail.  I managed to finally get enough on my nail after making a minor mess.
It says to brush off the excess from the nail with the brush that is supplied.  I started to do this and then immediately stopped.  It started to take off all the power, so I used the brush only to clean up around my nail.  Here is the result.  I thought it was cute and with more practice would look exceptional despite the application issues.  However....
this is what my nail looked like less than two hours later.  :o(  What a bummer!  It was great that I was able to try it out without the expense of having to buy it myself. I felt that it was a great waste of money.

3 comments:

Jane said...

Thank you so much for posting this as I've been waivering back & forth about dropping the $19 to try this but had read more than a few neg comments on Sephoras website. While it's terribly intriguing, it takes more than intruiging to part me of $19 - plus it just looks like it won't last a few hours if that much.
I've been holding off ordering this just waiting for one of my fav nail bloggers (such as yourself) to post a candid testimonial.
Anyways, glad to see actual fail photo's & I can now feel pretty assured that I didn't waste the coin on this disaster.

becky smith said...

That's a real shame as i fell in love with the colour x

Lilia Valle said...

Everything takes a lot of practice, Michelle. You could never get the best result the first time you tried it. It's not a waste of time, but a lesson to learn. So, the next time that you do it all by yourself, you'd know how to take control putting those powder on.

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