Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure in Kaleidoscope Klash

Think of this as Reverse Waxing: The Disco Edition.

I have never had the pleasure to try any Ciaté product so when two Very Colourfoil Manicure kits arrived at my doorstep, I was intrigued.

Full set press picture.
After reading the instructions and the attached press release, here's a breakdown of this kit:

What it is:
A manicure kit for creating a raw foil finish with a mirror-like shine that goes beyond a regular metallic polish for an edgy runway look. 

What it does:
This easy-to-apply longwearing manicure allows you to layer creamy nail color with metallic sheen and try out different techniques such as color blocking and color clashing. Ciaté’s Creative Director Charlotte Knight was inspired by gleaming metallic accessories, models wrapped head-to-toe in luxe foil shades at London Fashion Week, and unique-fashion street-styling to create this inspirational nail kit. With a Colourfoil Canvas included, you can practice your modus operandi and create and keep your favorite designs. 

This set contains:
- 0.17 oz Foil Fix Glue
- 0.46 oz Paint Pot in Kiss Chase (Carnival Couture), Pepperminty (Kaleidoscope Klash), Cream Soda (Wonderland)
- 30 Colourfoil Sheets in Blaze, Babe, Bounce, Beaut, Bloom, Brill (Carnival Couture); Stomp, Splash, Shout, Snog, Sing, Smash (Kaleidoscope Klash); Flash, Fizz, Feisty, Fling, Flirt, Frost (Wonderland) 

What else you need to know:
Each Colourfoil kit was designed by Charlotte Knight with each foil lineup offering a unique pallet, from holograph to rainbow-mirrored metals.

So how did my first attempt with Kaleidoscope Klash go?  You decide.

Pretty cool, huh?  This is two coats of Pepperminty with four layers the foil technique on my accent nail.

The process was fairly easy, although I did need a bit of guidance from my girl Nory since I'm new to the nail applique world.  

Step 1: polish your nails as normal, using whatever topcoat you prefer.  Let nails completely dry.

Step 2: dab the Foil Fix glue to random spots on your nails or anyplace you want the foil to stick to.

Step 3: let the glue dry for 30 seconds to a minute.  I made the mistake of not waiting my first go and the foil kept sliding off.

Step 4: choose the foil piece you'd like, shiny side up, pressing it firmly on the nail where the glue has been applied.  Scratch it a bit to make sure it's adhered.

Step 5: like when waxing, rip the foil off in one tug.  The foil particles should be stuck to your nail where the glue was dabbed.

Step 6: repeat as necessary with the other foils.

For my mani, I decided to just accent my nail using three different foil pieces (seen below) with four layers of foil.

Foils after 4 layers of use.
As you can see, even after all that, the pieces are still usable and barely touched.  Not to mention that the kit includes a number more foil pieces in the packet laying below the used foil I photographed.

Final Thoughts?
I love this!  For the price and ease of use, I think this kit is a perfect gift for the glitzy girl who loves some bling.  I wish I had this kit for New Years because this would have been the perfect accessory.  I can't wait to try out my next kit, in Wonderland.

The Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure will be available soon at Sephora and will retail for $19 USD per set.

This product was provided for my honest, unbiased review.  Please see my PR Disclosure Policy for more information.


  1. This is awesome, this is one Ciate kit that I'd really be interested in buying.

  2. This is so cute, Amanda! I would love to give this a try--it looks like so much fun! And Pepperminty is soooo pretty too. I love the combo of colours!

  3. This is a very cool mani! I just love how the colors of your accent nail pop.

  4. This is so awesome, I hope I can find this!

  5. Very cute! I haven't heard anything about this yet, looks fiddly but the effect is nice, I like this better than their caviar or velvet manicures.

  6. WoooOOooo this is really pretty and fun!!! :D

  7. It's totally worth the price, especially given that a bottle of Ciate goes for about $14.

  8. I have never seen it anywhere and it's pretty cool! And original as well!
    The only thing I didn't like in your experience... was just a matter of colors. I don't mean it in a mean way. What I want to say is that with those foils colors I wouldn't use that mint color for "base". But I do understand that it was the color with the whole pack!

  9. No, I completely understand what you mean! The pastel isn't exactly a fitting shade for the more in your face foils. My only guess is that they choose colors that would offset the foil and not compete with them. I have to say though, they could've been just as successful with a black polish.

  10. Gasp! This looks so fun! I love your accent nail!