If you are looking for an impressive looking nail look to wear to your holiday event, you may want to check out Ciate’s Sequin Manicure Kit. Affordably priced at $15, your nails will draw attention…maybe even more so than your dress.
I had the opportunity to try out Ciate’s Black & Gold Sequin Manicure. The kit looks simple enough with a bottle of sequins, a clear base coat for them to adhere to, a small brush to swipe away the excess and a plastic tray for the sequins. Expect that this manicure will take about 40 minutes from start to finish.
Step 1: Pour about a quarter of the bottle of sequins into the plastic tray.
Step 2: After cleaning up your nails and filing them to shape, apply the “sequin grip” polish, which is essentially a clear base coat. You need to do this one finger at a time so that the clear coat doesn’t dry before you can even get the sequins on.
Step 2: Press your nail face down into the sequins.
Step 3: Use the brush to sweep away sequins from the sides of your nails and also use a finger to press the sequins into the shape on your nail.
Step 4: after doing this for each finger individually, then apply another coat of Glitter Grip over the sequins.
Step 5: Allow setting and drying for 25 minutes.
I couldn’t really get the sequins to cover every inch of my nail, so some of it was exposed as you can see from the image. It did feel a bit strange to not have a smooth surface on the top of my nail (the sequins are chunky) and yes, the sequins kept snagging on my blankets while sleeping, but if meant to be worn for a holiday party, it will do just fine.
This sequin manicure lasts about 3 days, despite some of the sequins coming off in my sleep. It looks pretty cool and I received a lot of compliments on it. It was easy to use as well.
It’s available at Sephora.com. Have you tried it?