I was browsing through Sephora's website (just asking for trouble, I know) and I saw this Ciaté Very Colourfoil kit that I never heard of and it was only available online! So I googled it and didn't find any review of it which only got me curious. Smart people would stop there and wait for someone to post a review, but I was being impulsive (browsing Sephora site...duh!).
Before moving on, let's take a look at the sadness packaging. The polish cap was not screwed on tight and some polish spilled out! However, I was a bit relieved that it was due to a loose polish cap, because my initial thought was that the bottle was cracked. Phew!
|Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure in Kaleidoscope Klash|
So that showed up in the mail yesterday! There are 3 versions of this kit, that come with different colored foil and base polish colors. I picked this one because it came with a cute minty green polish...MY FAVORITE!! The other sets come with a pink polish or a grey.
|Ciaté Very Colourfoil kit|
The kit came with a polish color (Ciaté Pepperminty), Foil Fix glue, 5 sheets of 6 types of foil, a nail wheel (for some reason), and instructions. Not sure why they included a nail wheel, but it's a really nice kind. All sturdy and stuff!
Here is a closeup of the types of foil that came in the kit. 6 colors, and 5 sheets of each color. I ended up cutting up the sheets into fourths and used a fourth for one manicure that I will show in this post. So it may not seem like much, but it'll last for quite some bit!
|Ciaté Pepperminty in shade|
|Ciaté Pepperminty in sunlight|
Ciaté Pepperminty is a mint green creme polish, very similar to Essie Mint Candy Apple! Just in case if you were wondering if I was sick of that color yet...I'M NOT. Still my favorite and I need every shade of it! I used 2 coats for this, and the formula was beautiful!
|Index & ring: Ciaté Pepperminty|
Middle & pinky: Essie Mint Candy Apple
Comparison in shade
|Comparison in sunlight|
Here's a quick comparison of Ciaté Pepperminty and Essie Mint Candy Apple. It's not as obvious on camera, but in person these are definitely not dupes! Pepperminty is a bit darker and greener. They both needed 2 coats for full coverage but I much prefer the formula for Pepperminty, which was less streaky and patchy. Does one need both? No...but if you really like this color as much as I do, you would want both. I think they make great components for a mint green ombré mani!
|Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure with Babe, Bounce, & Brill over Pepperminty|
|Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure with Babe, Bounce, & Brill over Pepperminty, up close|
All of a sudden, the sun went away and everything became very overcast over here. So no super bright sunlight pictures, just overcast pictures. Here I used Ciaté Pepperminty as the base and then used the Foil Fix glue that Ciaté provided to apply the foil. I chose to use gold, silver, and pink foil this time around. In case you are not familiar with how to apply it:
- Brush the glue on wherever you want the foil to stick.
- Wait for the glue to dry a bit and get sticky.
- With the foil right side up, tap it over the glue and rip it away quickly.
You can also use the foil to do a funky french, cover the whole nail, or whatever your creative selves think of. Since I went the tattered flakie route, you don't see the awesome kaleidoscope holograph that the foil has because it got all wrinkled. I kind of want to try how they did it on the packaging because I would like to see the holographic pattern more, so that may be my next task. If I don't get distracted by something else.
Where to buy
- I bought this kit online from Sephora's website for $19. It is a bit pricey I guess...but think of it this way: that's like as much as one bottle of Deborah Lippmann polish!
Overall, I like what I came up with and I think it's a pretty fun nail art kit! It kind of looks like girly graffiti to me. Thanks for reading, toodles!