today a short post to my sunday manicure.
On Friday you saw that I recently bought the Chalkboard Manicure by Ciaté.
I was sooooooo~ excited to try this kit! In the end it is a great thing to play around with if you have time.
Applying the matte black chalkboard paint was really really difficult. I don’t know if the brush or the polish was the problem. I even cleaned the brush to cut it a bit more handy hoping it would help applying the polish more evenly – at least that helped a little bit. But it was still hard to apply the color evenly and clean on the edges. I had to re-apply and clean up A LOT.
After the most difficult part was done, it was time to pump the pencils and get going on the fun stuff – drawing on the designs.
First of all, the pencils are very thick, which makes it difficult to draw on detailed designs or even write something fun. Also, the manual said that if you messed up you could just wipe it off with a water soaked tissue or cotton ball and re-paint the design. For me that only really worked with the pink pencil. The blue especially was a pain in the butt.
Every time I messed up I tried to get as much color off as possible but had to re-apply a coat of the matte polish.
The white pencil was not opaque at all. In the end I was cheating, using my white polish from Astor (274 snow white) and dotting tool to apply some more white on top so the designs would look nice.
My final design took me quite a while. I think about one hour……yes you read right….ONE HOUR!
I must say that I love the outcome though. But I must warn you, this is not for you if you are an impatient person or someone who shakes a lot during manicure.
After the design was done, I had to seal it with the Mattnificent matte top coat.
Here is my final design. What do you think?
Not bad for the first try?