Ciate: Flower Manicure

After not painting my nails for 2 months, I figured it would be good to come back with a real whiz-bang! I picked up this kit a month or so ago on a trip to TJMaxx for $9.99. The set retails for $25, and considering it was the only thing I walked out of there with, not a bad price.  Ciate is coming out with more and more fun manicure kits like this one, denim, feathers, foil, and neons to name a few! Oh, and with the exception of denim and neons, I have since picked them up for $7.99 at Ross. Go now and get you some.

Albeit a fun manicure to do with some downtime, this really isn't a "practical" manicure. And by not practical I mean it has a texture to it, the flowers definitely stick up as you can see, and irritate the you know what out of me. As gorgeous as it is, if it lasts the night I'll be impressed. Oh, and application took a bit of time too.

After applying the flowers to my left hand- for photographing obvs, I almost removed the manicure entirely. And by almost, I was in the bathroom reaching for cotton balls and remover. Then I decided I had nothing better to do, why not do the other hand and enjoy the manicure, it is absolutely gorgeous after all! I was dreading doing my dominant hand (my right,) but decided to follow the directions this time and use the enclosed nail file to shape the flowers. Omigosh, so much better than trying to trim them shakily with cuticle nippers! The mini polish itself is gooping, streaky, and overall a bad formula. It took 3 coats to get uniform coverage.

Going forward I will definitely use this for accent nails, but will forego the full manicure. Although it's stunning, like I said before, too much work and slightly annoying. As I type this, I'm thinking it would make a BEAUTIFUL pedicure...

You can pick it up full price here for $25, or look for it in Ross or TJMaxx. Here are the others I have since picked up- which should I try next?


  1. Love it. Can't wait to hear how the other turn out. I brought feather nail polish and loving it. I have it on my toenail right now. I also did an accent nail with it on my fingernails. Which I will be posting a picture of it on IG here soon.

  2. How beautiful!! Mine would never turn out that good if I attempted to do it myself! lol!

  3. Amazing! So glad to see you back on the blog! Miss you!

  4. I don't know if I could do this manicure as beautifully as you did, but an accent nail I could handle! This is beautiful! And the price is not bad!

  5. Oh how adorable! I've gotta get my to local TJMaxx! I'm usually horrible at doing my own manicure but I may give this a shot. Love your blog! I'm definitely following you. I hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too! :o)

  6. Wow I love it! I'd probably try out the feather one! Btw, have you ever tried Vain Pursuits? I think they're like ipsy but for skincare products?

    1. I keep seeing Vain Pursuits pop up everywhere. I guess I'll have to check them out for myself as well