Friday, 7 February 2014

Uhhh...hi?! + Ciate Very Colourfoil Manicure

Well, this seems a bit odd!

It has been so long since I've written a post. Infact, my last post was the 10th October. Wow...four months!

The reason I haven't posted is that I had surgery on the 14th October last year, to remove two large dermoid cysts from both of my ovaries. I was in surgery longer than I should have been, I was released from hospital sooner than I should have been, and for about 3 weeks I was confined to my bed, barely being able to walk to the toilet. Technically I should have been back to normal after about 6 weeks, but the wound I had decided to..."pop" open, and so up until about two or three weeks ago I had a very large, very disgusting open wound. Yes, its taken it about 13 weeks to heal over. Ridiculous. So that knocked me about a bit! Anyway...let's do a proper post!

I've had one of the Ciate Colourfoil Manicure sets for a while and have used it a few times, and I really do love it. The one I have is Wonderland. In the box, you get a full size polish (in this case, it's Cream Soda, which is a light grey with a slight brown tint to it), a bottle of glue and a little envelope containing the foil sheets. There are 6 different colours, and I think there's either 5 or 6 sheets of each colour. The colours of foils included are a pink, green, silver, orange-bronze, holographic gold and holographic silver. This mani is very easy and fun to do, and I love how it turns out. My only complaint would be to switch up the holo sheets for other colours - once you apply topcoat, the holo effect disappears, and if you don't apply top coat, within a few hours you'll have a big sticky mess on your fingernails.

The other 'issue' I noticed with this is that when you do apply topcoat, the foil 'cracks'. You don't see it unless you're looking, but it goes from looking like a lovely piece of smooth foil to being covered in tiny little lines and cracks. It's not an issue per say, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

It's very simple to use. You just paint your nails and let them dry, paint a thin layer of the glue over and wait until it turns clear, and then just place the foil sheets over the nail, press down and rip them away. And, of course, you have to seal with topcoat.

I do need to get my paws on the other one of these. I did buy some foil sheets off eBay to use but...they just weren't as good. They seemed thicker and you really needed to rub to get anything to come off onto the nail at all.

Also - I'd like to apologise for the state of my cuticles and around my nails. It's not until I looked at these pics that I saw just how awful they were. Ugh!

Cream Soda!

Anybody else tried this?