Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Feathers At Your Fingertips: Ciaté Feathered Manicure 'What a Hoot'

Feathered fingertips are pretty cool in my opinion, so when I was asked to review this rather lovely Ciaté Feathered Manicure set from Selfridges I was very keen! 

First impressions of the manicure set... The packaging is really nice! It looks expensive and all of the nail equipment ~ gosh I'm so technical ~ is neatly laid out within the box so you can see exactly what you're getting. This alone makes the set ideal as a birthday or (dare I say it) Christmas gift.

The manicure itself is super easy to follow (if I can do it anyone can!) 
I decided to use false nails as the base for the feather manicure as my real nails keep breaking at the moment and they're all at bizarre lengths. Plus with falsies you're guaranteed to get a nice looking manicure at the end of it! I glued the nails onto cotton buds to make life easier for myself and applied two coats of coloured polish (Ciaté 'Hoopla' - not included in the set) onto each nail. Once that had dried, I applied a healthy portion of Speed Coat Pro gloss to each nail and stuck the feathers down so that the tip of the feather was near to the cuticle end of the nail. After five minutes I then cut the feathers down to the size of the nail and used the Speed Coat Pro gloss to seal any loose bits of feather onto the nail. Once dry, the nails were pretty much ready to go! After a quick file along the ends of each nail to get rid of any straggly bits of feather I was left with a rather profesh looking feather manicure achieved in... wait for it... just under 20 minutes! (Please bare in mind I was stopping every now and then to take photos too!)

Overall I'm really pleased with the results and because I did it on falsies I can save them to use this weekend without damaging them at work throughout the week. Winner! I've still got lots of feathers left for future use too and the beauty of the manicure is that you can use it with any shade of nail polish so you can switch the colours up each time. I'm thinking a dark berry red next!

Ciaté Feather Manicure Set - Exclusively at Selfridges* RRP £20
Includes Ciaté Speed Coat Pro gloss, Ciaté Mini Polish 'Snow Virgin,' pack of feathers, nail scissors, 2x block nail files.

Have you tried the Ciaté home manicure sets?
I'm thinking about trying the Denim Manicure next!

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  1. I wasn't too sure on the whole feather nails trend but I actually really like the look of them! x

  2. Wow these are so cute I think I may have to try these out myself! Such a nice post to read!

    Caitlin | Perks Of Style

  3. I love this idea. Not as tricky as trying to acutally paint a feather design onto your nails!

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

  4. I think this idea is amazing. I may have to try this at some point.
    Paige x


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