There’s one thing for certain about this year, and that’s that nail trends are coming in from every direction and going off in all different angles. So far we’ve had standard nail art, textured polish, 3d manicures – and now, Ciaté have released a limited edition set of Very Colourfoil Manicure – which contains everything you need to create a professional foiley finish in your own home.
There are three sets in the range, Carnival Queen, Wonderland and Kaleidoscope Klash. Each set has a different coloured Ciaté nail polish in it, and different coloured foils. I’ve been testing out Kaleidoscope Klash which includes a full sized Pepperminty Ciaté Paint Pot, and holographic ‘Colourfoil’ foils in Blaze (red), Babe (pink), Bounce (gold), Beaut (blue), Bloom (silver dotty pattern) and Brill (silver squarish pattern), as well as the Foil Fix Glue and a nail wheel to practise on.
It’s really simple to do – you paint your nails with two coats of the polish, then once it’s dry, apply the Foil Fix, leave it for a minute, then press the foil onto the nail and pull away quickly, then seal using a top coat.
The instructions say to dot the Foil Fix on where you want it, but when I had a go on the nail wheel, I much preferred the effect left by painting the whole nail with the Foil Fix and then adding big chunks of foil in random places, not to mention this makes the job a lot quicker and less fiddly!
The look was inspired by urban street artists – and it’s definitely the kind of feel it gives me when wearing it. It’s funky and rough and effortless and pretty all at the same time. It’s not the kind of thing I’d wear for a posh meal out, but it’s certainly something I’d do again! I love the Pepperminty polish and next time I think I may just use the gold or silver foils over the polish for a different kind of look again. There are so many possible outcomes with this kit! Here is my first attempt, using all of the foils in random places.
What do you think? Will it catch on!?
Ciaté limited edition Very Colourfoil Manicure sets are available at Selfridges for £18