Back in the January sales, I purchased Ciaté's Nail Lab which was reduced from £80 to £25. BARGAIN. This nifty nail kit supplied me with paint pots, top coats, test tubes, a funnel, a scooper, 6 mini nail polishes, recipe cards, labels and LOTS of glitter.
|Ciaté's Nail Lab in all its glory!|
Making up the nail polish was so easy and fun, I cranked up the music and felt like a mad scientist (of the nail polish-creating variety. It's actually a very common type of mad scientist.) as I commenced upon my glitter nail varnish-making journey. I decided that I wanted a super sparkly silver glitter with holographic confetti strands so I selected my glitters and added them to my test tube using the funnel and then gave it a good shake to mix up all the different glitters. Once I was happy with my glitter mixture, I simply poured it via the funnel into one of the top coat nail varnishes, shook it up and it was good to go.
|If chemistry had been a bit more like this at school|
then maybe I would have enjoyed it more!
I won't lie to you, by the time I was finished, it did look like there had been a fairy house party that had got out of control in my kitchen thanks to the amount of glitter that had spread all over the table and on the floor. It's easy to clear up though with a wipe down of the table and a quick sweep of the floor so it's hardly a big deal.
|One homemade glitter nail polish ready to go!|
What I love about this kit is that it includes labels for you to name and label up the nail polishes that you have created, I named mine 'Sunday Glitz' because, well, it was glitzy and it was Sunday. I'm pretty deep. I also used Ciaté's Paint Pot in the shade 'Looking Glass 131' as my base colour under my glitter to make my nails look even more sparkly and eye-catching.
|Ciaté's Paint Pot in 'Looking Glass 131'|
I have to say as great as Ciaté's Nail Lab is, I'm not sure that I would have paid top dollar for it as £80 seems quite excessive and I definitely would not have been impressed to have seen it go into the sale if I had paid so much for it in the first place. However, £25 is a steal for such a great concept and piece of kit - not only did I feel mighty creative when making up my nail polishes but I also completely forgot that it was the end of the weekend because I was so caught up in my mad scientist ways (I genuinely should have been wearing a white lab coated, goggles and maniacally giggling away).
|My finished nails with Ciaté's Paint Pot in 'Looking Glass 131' as it's base colour|
paired with my homemade glitter nail polish top coat in 'Sunday Glitz'
I also purchased Ciaté's Flower Manicure kit in the same sale which I'm going to try out next weekend for Easter so I'll be sure to let you all know how I get on with that but I have a feeling that I'm going to love it just as much as their Nail Lab so you've been warned!
|So proud of these beauts!|