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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Velvet Nails...???

My best friend in the whole world has just been to Disney Land for two weeks...lucky lady! She and her husband took their beautiful little girl for the first time, they had a great holiday and have all returned looking gorgeous and tanned. As she is such and amazing best friend she brought me and my fiance Paul back some really lovely presents! One of mine I couldn't wait to share with you :)

She got me the Ciate Velvet Nails Kit in Mink Cashmere! Now this is the first time I have heard of this product, so I was so excited when I took it out of the bag. I have seen the Caviar nails they do that look like a lot of fun but have never tried them. When I was getting ready this morning I painted my nails with my favourite polish of right now which is Rimmel 193 Black Cherries, its such a gorgeous Autumn colour. Because I only put it on this morning it was still looking perfect but as soon as I came home I took it straight off to try my new Velvet look. I am so impressed with it! It looks so different from anything else I have ever seen.

This is the box...

This is what it comes with...

It is similar to the Caviar set which comes with a full size polish, a small funnel and a jar of beads. This set instead of the funnel has a tiny brush and instead of the beads it had a jar of crushed velvet. The process is also the same as the Caviar set. If you have never seen anything about these polish kits they are really quite simple to use and this is how you do it...

1 - Apply one coat to all your nails with the polish that comes with the kit and leave to dry.
                                        it is a lovely colour on its own but would need two coats

2 - One nail at a time apply a second coat and sprinkle a generous coat of the crushed velvet on top while
the polish is still wet.
                                               I might have put more on than was needed lol

3 - Leave for a couple of minutes and then sweep off the excess with the little brush. It also says to leave it for 10-15 minutes to dry completely after that.

And then you have new velvet nails! :)

my hand looks very bad in this picture :(

I have to say they look a lot better in person! They seem to have a more blue tone on my nails in the picture but they really look more like the crushed velvet in the jar, a nice pale grey shade.

I wasn't sure if they were yet available here so I did a little looking online and I found out that they were released in Selfridges in August but I had a look on their website and they don't seem to be on there. I'm not sure if they have sold out and not yet been restocked or if its a store only product but if you live near a store you could always check for them if its something you are interested in.

Overall I am very impressed and I would definitely buy this again. You can get the set in three different colours, Mink is the colour I have and it is gorgeous grey. The other two are Berry Poncho which is a stunning berry shade and Blue Suede which is a deep blue. I think they are all great colours for this season, and with them having a velvet texture I think its perfect for Autumn Winter. Its a time when its great to layer different textures and why not add a little extra something with your nails :)

Thank you for reading :)

What do you think of nail kits like this??

Shelley xx


  1. Very cool! this looks awesome, I will have to try!

  2. Yeh you should, it is such a strange feeling on your nails! I can't stop touching them lol.

    Elle xx

  3. Nice! This seems a lot more practical than caviar nails since there's no little beads to worry about.

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    The Fashionable Gamer

    1. Yeh I think so, It was really easy to put all the crushed velvet back in the jar after.

      Elle xx


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