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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Velvet Nails Update

Hello everyone, I really just wanted to update you on the Velvet Nails. I feel like I have had them on long enough now to give an honest opinion on how I feel about them.

I have now had the nails on for 6 days and today was the first time they chipped. It is a small chip on the tip of my thumb and it's not really that obvious. Now for my this is VERY good! Normally I will have a chip after 3 days maybe 4 at the longest and that is the same with every brand of polish I have used. I know some people can have polish on for 7,8 even 9 days and it still looks amazing at the end but that never happens for me...I think it may have something to do with the condition of my nails. As much as I try to better the condition of them I just cant seem to. I have been told by a few people that their condition may be effected by the antibiotics I am taking and if that is the case then there might be no hope for me :( The ends of my nails tend to peel quite a lot and I feel that is the main problem when it comes to nail polish staying power. 

If anyone has any tips or tricks to help my poor little nails I would love to hear them :)

This is the first time I have tried a Ciate nail polish. When I first tried it I was totally and completely convinced that they would go the way so many polishes have gone in the past and look awful in just a few days. I was so wrong! But I can't help but give all the credit to the crushed velvet that you sprinkle on top. I was very impressed with the polish its self, it was a lovely consistency and the brush made it very easy to go on. I feel however that the velvet helped in some way, like it kind of made it stronger...Its hard to explain! The nail polish couldn't peel or chip in the normal way because the top was covered in lots of tiny fibres that held it together on your nail. I cant say this for definite until I try the polish alone and I am going to do that at some point, but for now the texture on my nails is still too much of a novelty to give it up hehe.

I also had my concerns at the start that the crushed velvet would start to come off over time. I was wrong about that too! After I applied them last Wednesday I suddenly wondered if you could get them wet? So I spent some time on google and found out that it was fine for then to get wet and that they would just react as normal velvet would. When wet they look a slightly darker do most things! Then they dry and look as normal. Over this week the staying power of the polish and the velvet has really been tested. I have washed dishes, washed my hair (I have very long very thick hair so this was a challenge for them), I have had make up on them and had to scrub it off, I have done housework and all the other things that normally test your nails. Even through all of this the fuzzy crushed velvet is still firmly in place and looks honest as good as the day I put it on.

I have to say I am more than impressed with this product. I was worried it would be something you would have to be really rather careful with and would be too delicate for day to day life but I am happy to say that it isn't. I haven't tried the Ciate Caviar set but I get the feeling that you would need to be careful and not catch your nails in case you knocked off the tiny beads. Where as this is very low maintenance and looks so beautiful on. I would recommend to anyone looking for something different and as soon as I can get my hands on the other two shades I will be buying them too :)

I hope this post was helpful if it is something you might be interested in.
Thank you for reading :)

image from Ciate website
Shelley xx



  1. Very goos review! It's so cool to hear about others experiences with products before you try them- thanks so much!!

    1. Thank You
      These really are great a great product :)

      Elle xx


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