Review: Ciate London Flower Manicure kit

Ciate (pronounced See-art-tay, in case you were wondering) is a British ‘nail fashion’ brand created by celebrity manicurist Charlotte Knight. The brand’s big claim to fame was creating the caviar mani. All their adorable-looking bow-bedecked polishes are 3-free and now available at selected Clicks stores going for R149,95 a pop.

Cute li'l bow, right? This purple glitter shade is called Helter Skelter.
Cute li’l bow, right? This purple glitter shade – Helter Skelter – is one of the brand’s best sellers.

Currently, Clicks is selling the Ciate Flower Manicure set for R349,95. It contains everything you’ll need to create a super cute paper flower-infused nail look that pretty much screams ‘Oh my God, Spring is here and I’m soooo freaking excited about it!’

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Ciate Flower Manicure kit

Things you should know:

The included tweezers is actually pretty good.
When you run out of flowers, you’ll be left with a mini nail colour called Candy Floss, a pretty pink you can happily wear sans blooms and a big ass bottle of award-winning Speed Coat Pro fast dry top coat and it’s a real goodie. Think touch dry nails in 60 seconds!

Creating my flower mani was super duper easy. Simply slick on two coats of Candy Floss followed by the top coat. You’re then to pop on a flower or two using the tweezers and then seal it up with another layer of topcoat. Any bits of flowers that stick out beyond your nail tip can buffed off with the included nail file.

Groovy baby, yeah!
Groovy baby, yeah!

Anyway, if you’re keen to get up close and personal with Ciate, keep an eye out next time you’re in Clicks.

Love, love


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