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05.18.13

THE TIP-OFF: CIATÉ CHALKBOARD MANICURE

THE TIP-OFF: CIATÉ CHALKBOARD MANICURE

Charlotte Knight, Creative Director of Ciaté, gives us some tips on the latest launch.

Finally, chalkboard and nails get along: Introducing the new school of nail art with Ciaté’s new Chalkboard Manicure, a six-piece set that’s as easy as A, B, C. Simply apply two coats of the blackboard-inspired matte black polish, draw the design of your choice with any of the four chalk pens, and seal it in with the included mattifying topcoat. Here, Ciaté founder and Creative Director Charlotte Knight teaches us lessons about the set that we wouldn’t dare sleep through. Gold stars all around! RENEE TRILIVAS

TIP: Embrace your artistic side. “You can sketch, doodle, and squiggle to your heart’s content, creating unique designs with the mini liquid chalk pens,” says Knight. We think each scribble is its own masterpiece, so A for effort.  

TIP: Go as silly or sophisticated as you want. “This kit takes me back to being a little girl!” says Knight. “I absolutely love making up nail designs and I was giddy with excitement when creating this kit.” That said, don’t be afraid to show a little Chalkboard in the boardroom: The pens make new takes on classics like the French mani easy.

TIP: Make mistakes. If you have an “oops” moment with the chalk pens, wet a cotton pad with water and wipe away any gaffes within 30 seconds. Says Knight, “Let your imagination run wild!"

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