Okay, so first, I love the packaging; it’s perfect for what’s inside.
And, here’s what you get inside. Four colour pens, one black chalk coat and a matte top coat to seal it all in.
First of all, you definitely need two coats of this, and as you can see, black is a very unforgiving colour so any little errors will show up. This won’t go down in history as my best manicure but I did it really quickly (that’s my excuse!). Those who can’t bear the feel of chalk will be happy to know that it doesn’t feel like a chalk board.. more a smooth but dry surface.
I’ve done some very random designs just so you can see how it performs. As you can see, you can get a more perfect, and less chalk-like finish if you dot the pens rather than draw on them, but it’s personal preference with what you like. I love the pink shade, don’t think the yellow works quite as well and am quite happy with the blue and the white. As far as the chalk-on-board remit goes, well, it’s very true to that, with fade-outs just like chalk would have.
I just wanted to play about and see what would happen if I put a gloss coat over – the first two nails have the gloss coat on top. It really, really intensifies the colour – if I wanted black nails, I’d use the black chalk and then a gloss because it is such an intense black. There is a matte top coat which is on the other two nails (blue and white) so you can keep the effect. If I was to nitpick I’d like the pens to be just a little bit finer so that you can do more detailed designs if you’re able.
Overall, I genuinely love this – it’s fun! I need to think of some great designs and I’d probably dot them (easy for flowers) but it’s not out of the realms of possibility that I would write a rude message on them. #justsayin
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I loooove it, it’s so cool and fun. Definitely something my little cousins would like.
WOW i love the idea of these i want so badly! Definitely on my wish list!
Little Miss Speeds World
this looks freaking awesome! Thanks for sharing x
I LOVE THESE! Totally going to try them out when they hit here
I want! How fun!!
Scratching nails on a chalkboard..arghh! Instantly reminds of this!
Oh wow this is great. I really like the matte look, it really does look like chalk boards. I agree if the pens were thinner, you could do some great designs.
These look so awesome! Got to love Ciaté for bringing this out!
This is pretty, very different from regular manis!
Another new texture nail polish? Ciate is so creative!