Sunday Mani – thirteen – Ciaté’s crushed shell manicure

Hey everyone,

as you know I recently bought the new creative kit from Ciaté, the crushed shell manicure kit.

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It contains one full sized paint pot (PP103 – pillow fight), a bottle of purple crushed shells (CRS001 – mermaid you look) and a funnel to put the excess shells back into the bottle.

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This is the backside of the package, very pretty.

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The steps are pretty easy.
Usually you apply one coat of base color, let it dry and then working on one finger at a time apply a second coat and add the shells.
Just as you would do with the caviar pearls. After that you press them lightly and later on apply a clear top coat if you like.

I switch it up a bit and always apply two coats of the base color, let it dry properly and then working one nail at a time applying a clear top coat (I use Ciaté’s speed coat pro) and add the shells.
You can do different techniques. I choose do fully cover the ring finger as an accent nail and the tips of the other nails besides the thumb – I let that simple and clean.

I must say the shells are a little harder to arrange but I really love the look.
I imagine mixing it with a nice ocean colored holographic polish. That would probably look nice.

Here is my manicure, today on the right hand so you can see that I do well on both hands 🙂

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I really love this kit. Well done Ciaté!

And here a little collage I put up on instagram.

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How do you like it?

 

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

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