7.23.2014

Ciaté Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look Review

I've shown you Ciaté's Shell Manicure in She Sells Seashells and Ciaté's Shell Manicure in Wish Upon A Starfish; and today I have the Ciaté Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look for your viewing pleasure.

Mermaid You Look is a dusty purple duo that contains the Paint Pot Pillow Fight, and the Paint Pot Effect Mermaid You Look {which consists of dusty purple iridescent shell bits}.

Since I did a double accent nail for my first Seashell Mani, and a full out, 10-finger mani for my second Seashell feature; I decided to do a triple accent for Mermaid You Look, because these Seashell Mani sets are truly too pretty for a single accent.

You may remember Pillow Fight from my Ciaté Mini Mani Month Set Review {Part 2}. Pillow Fight is a Delicate Gray with Lilac Undertones. In the bottle, the shade looks far darker than it appears on the nail; which was a happy surprise, as pale grays are my preference. The first coat is streaky; but the color and opacity completely level out after the second coat is applied. In sunlight you will definitely see the presence of the lilac undertones, which add a little more dimension to the shade, and make it even more beautiful to look at. This is 2 coats.

Mermaid You Look is the Effects Paint Pot. The crushed seashells in this set match the Pillow Fight Paint Pot perfectly in that they are a dusty gray / purple in hue with the prettiest silver iridescent shift.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Surprise! The reason why I used Mermaid You Look as my final Shell Mani wasn't because I was saving the best for last; rather, I thought it would be my least favorite of the three. But..., and this is the reason for that opening paragraph exclamation, it wound up being my # 1 favorite. I love when that happens.

Texture-wise, the crushed seashells of Mermaid You Look are nearly identical to She Sells Sea Shells - from my personal experience I found the seashells in Wish Upon A Starfish slightly more jagged and chunky {perhaps because they were closer to their natural state than the colored sets}.

Mermaid You Look has an incredibly sophisticated flair. It's like workplace-apropos nail art that will definitely give your co-workers {or besties} something to talk about {or swoon over}.



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FTC Disclosure: Ciaté's Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.
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17 comments

ellie said...

Oh so pretty! Loved the review!

ivy said...

Love this look. It would be my favorite too!

ellie's desk said...

Really a great color and texture too. Awesome review!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

ooh I love it. Purple is my favorite color anyway. ;)

-Lauren

Johanna V said...

So gorgeous! I do love that effect ♥

Couture Carrie said...

Another amazing mani!
Love the polish name too ;)

xoxox,
CC

Sam said...

This manicure is so dazzling!

Georgina Castellucci said...

SO beautiful! I absolutely need this mani :)

Sara Gerard said...

Very pretty! I love that you did more than the standard one accent nail, you are correct: too pretty for just one!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

It looks like glass sand on your fingers, which is really cool. I just wonder if all that texture on my nails would annoy me after a while.

J. said...

I want this! I love the over the top crustiness of the "gems"

Sherin said...

OMG incredible! I want this so badly.

Gemma Donohue said...

OMG love this purple so beautiful
Great post darling
xoxo
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Vivek said...

Very nice
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Janet Taylor said...

Looks fantastic!

little luxury list said...

Wow, this is insanely cool! You are right - it is subtle enough to be workplace appropriate too!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Bellas Shelf said...

I am pretty obsessed with this look. Not only do I love the nail polish, which I would wear alone. I love this seashells too. I might only use the shells on one finger as an accent or if I am feeling crazy on every finger. I am scared that with how busy I am shells with fall off!
Beautiful look :)

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