HIGH FIVE: BE A MIXOLOGIST WITH CIATÉ NAIL LAB
This holiday, Ciaté invites you to mix things up.
Ever wonder how it would be to create awesome nail polishes and effects for a living? Ciaté’s new kit, a Sephora exclusive, gives you a sense of what it’s like inside visionary brand founder Charlotte Knight’s studio. The set comprises a specially formulated clear Suspension Topcoat that allows you to mix your own effects using 12 included glitters and tinsels. Want some color with your texture? Six of Ciaté’s blendable cream shades are also included to do just that—plus a slew of nail tools (such as an ombre sponge and a super-fine brush for painting dots), funnels, mixing tubes, and silver mixing balls. And should you want to name your personalized polishes, there are even nametags. Below, we’ve given you some inspiration to get started. HOLLY SIEGEL
BECAUSE YOU WANT TO LOOK NAUGHTY: THE RED HOT
Apply Mistress, the red shade, spiked with a tiny bit of Power Dressing, the dark blue, to make it deeper. Mix the black and red glitters into the clear topcoat, and apply two coats over it. Instantly says you’re up for a dare.
BECAUSE YOU WANT TO LOOK NICE: THE SWEET THING
Blend Amazing Gracie, the pale pink, with a little bit of Mistress, the red, for a baby-pink hue. For your topcoat, mix the rose-gold sparkle with a bit of the white sparkle. Dab it on the tip, or use the Striper brush for a festive take on the French manicure.
BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MIX: THE COLOR EXPLOSION
Mix a little Pillow Fight, the lavender, with Power Dressing, the dark blue, and add a hint of Mistress for a deep purple. Make a topcoat using the light blue, dark blue, and purple glitters and apply two coats on an accent nail for an ultracustom look.
BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MINGLE: THE CONVERSATION STARTER
Blend Pillow Fight, the lavender, with Raincoat, the pink beige, for a light, creamy hue. Pile up the white and blue tinsels and roll your nails in them for a look that’s bound to get noticed.
BECAUSE YOU WANT A MERRYCRAZYFESTIVE MANICURE: THE HOLIDAY NAIL
Apply two coats of Mistress. Create a topcoat with the green glitter and the silver tinsel, and embellish away. You’re party-ready in just a few coats (even if you never take yours off).
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