Even if you’re not a McQueen or a McCartney model, you can get your hands on the perfect, feathered manicure, all on your own. Charlotte Knight’s Ciaté is not only catwalk friendly but also DIY-tastic for that daily fresh-off-the-runway stunner looks. In fact, the hand, nail and foot care brand is so on trend that its latest manicure line flew off online racks even before I could say ‘feather’. But nail art buffs, fret not; you will be able to buff those talon-beauties to salon perfection very soon. And when you can, here is how to get Ciaté-chic.
Get handy with Ciaté’s feathered manicure kit by starting with spreading on two layers from the Paint Pot. In the next five minutes, slather on some Speed Coat Pro and gently press a feather flat over the nail while still wet. Then cut away excess feather with the mini nail scissors, and seal with the last layer of Speed Coat Pro. Once dry, file away any excesses and voila! Stylish nail art ready for elegant showcase!
Knight, who claims she found feathered inspiration at Chanel’s showcase of A/W ’12 couture, says the trend is the biggest this fall. While Ciaté’s ‘Ruffle A Feather’ with chinchilla charm mixes delicate with denim for a decadently toned down look, ‘All A Flutter’ displays its colorful take on ivory glory.
With names as interesting as the art itself, the feathered manicure kit for $30 (approx.) comes with nail scissors and a file block and is sure to cause a flutter in your heart as well as ruffle the artsiest your nail fantasies.