April 12, 2013

new launch: ciaté chalkboard nails


Yesterday I had this rather exciting arrival through my letter box which I had been intrigued to try out ever since I heard it was launching, luckily I happen to be one of the first bloggers to try it out. The idea is that you paint on a black matte base coat to create the chalkboard as it were and then doodle on designs with the nail art pens in the kit that act as the chalk and then seal your design with the matte topcoat. I had a play around with a few of the designs that I spotted in the booklet and whilst it was really fun I discovered that the tips were far too thick to create thin lines which was a bit of a shame, they would of been much better if they were pointed at the end rather than rounded. I still managed to create a set of really cool and unique looking nails in the end with a little patience and practice though. There's no doubting that the colours really stand out on the nails and literally look like chalk but the blue is a bit dull and would of been better if it were a neon green in my opinion. All said and done I think the concept for the kit is really fun and imaginative but it's been let down by a few overlooked flaws, but I will still be having a play with it as the pens are perfect for nail dotting and creating hearts. 

CIATÉ CHALKBOARD NAILS - £25 - LAUNCHES AT SELFRIDGES 20TH APRIL

20 comments:

  1. These look seriously cool... LOVE ciate, such a clever and forward thinking brand! :)

    Samya - Samya Says..

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  2. I love your nails and the drawings on them! I doubt I could have done it so well :) Looks awesome! Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  3. This is probably one of my more fav nail hypes in the last year or so. You could have so much fun with the pens. Shame that they're slightly too thick though! xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  4. I want to like this effect, but I just cant deal with matte nails! I love a glossy finish!
    Such a cool idea though!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  5. Ooh how clever! :D Great post :) xxx

    thosemomentsofserendipity.com

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  6. This looks interesting but definitely not for me haha I love lots of shine on my nails! x

    http://norwegianelephant.blogspot.com

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  7. I love these so much, finally a nail art trend that I would totally wear. I think they look amazing.

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  8. Is the liquid chalk actually chalk? I'd love to try this when it's released, but I'm allergic to chalk! x

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    1. no they are just nail art pens x

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    2. Thanks, that's what I assumed :) x

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  9. They are really cute and would be perfect for a gift!
    Like you said, shame that the tips are rounded

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  10. what a brilliant invention! Love that their always coming out with different nail polish textures and all that good stuff! Can't wait to see what they have on the market in a good couple of years x

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  11. this is such a cool idea! finally something different with nails :) x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. that's really nice! I like it!

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  13. I really want to try these. its a shame the pans are too thick though. x

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  14. Could you snip the tips a bit to thin them out?

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  15. Could you snip the tips a bit to thin them out?
    Think they look great though!

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