Ciaté Shell Manicure in She Sells Seashells Review

2014 has been the year of Ciaté for me - and I mean that. Before 2014, I hadn't so much as tried Ciaté polish; and now it makes up nearly half of my collection. I'm absolutely convinced that they have the most brilliant, original polish ideas to hit the market; and the recently released, limited edition Shell Manicure sets {there are 3 total} are no different. Today, I'm introducing you to the Ciaté Shell Manicure in She Sells Seashells.

She Sells Seashells is a pink multicolor duo that contains one Paint Pot creme polish {Candy Floss}, and one Paint Pot Effect {multicolored crushed seashells in She Sells Sea Shells}; allowing you the artistic freedom to create a beachy mani all your own.

I didn't feel like going full out with my first shell attempt, but I wanted more than an accent nail; so I did the next best thing...2 accent nails. It doesn't sound like much, but it definitely allows you to show off the multicolored goodness of the shell effect. Let's take a look...

Le sigh...no, seriously; when I look at this mani, I'm just completely in love. It's perfection.

You may remember me featuring Candy Floss a few months back in Part 2 of my Mini Mani Month Set Review, and my thoughts about the quality have not changed...it's still flawless in every sense of the word {not to mention the ultimate Barbie pink}. It reminds me a bit of Essie's Cascade Cool in that, in shade, subtle lavender undertones show up. The formula here was good. With a heavy hand, this could probably be a one coater. This is 2 coats.

She Sells Sea Shells, the Effects Paint Pot, consists of crushed seashells in a wide variety of shades ranging from iridescent Seafoam and Lavender, to Amber and Rose Pink that color shift and sparkle in the light or whenever you move your hand / fingers. The pieces range in size and shape - some being large and jagged and others being ground to pearlescent dust. It's an ethereal combination of colors that is insanely hard to stop staring at.


This is one of the most brilliant summer nail ideas I have ever seen - and such a fun way to add sparkle to your fingertips without the use of glitter.

I was expecting a texture similar to that of Ciaté's Caviar Effect; however, the texture and look of She Sells Sea Shells is actually very similar to that of Rock Candy. While the shell pieces look jagged and scratchy; they aren't - you simply have to make sure that no effect pieces are sticking out around the edges or at the nail tip {I gently ran a glass nail file around my nail to ensure that everything was on the nail bed before applying top coat}.

If you're looking for a fancy mani that's a little bit flirty and a lot of fun, I truly cannot recommend this one enough. It would be perfect for a beach party, right?



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FTC Disclosure: Ciaté's Shell Manicure in She Sells Seashells was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


ellie said...

Awesome review! Love the look!

ivy said...

Love this. I do wonder how easy it is getting it off though..later. Oh so glam!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab review!
Love the sparkles!


www.janetteria.com said...

Just cool.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh wow, this is so fun!!! perfect for summer.

Sam said...

Is there anything prettier than this? Love it, so so pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sara said...

I think this is my new favorite manicure of yours! I love the idea of two accent nails as well, so cool!

Style2Beauty said...

I love that color :)

Ana Pinto

Sherin said...

This is such a fun nail look! I have to keep an eye open for this - I definitely want this nail design.

Unknown said...

I love this, these colors are so you Erika! Is it hard to take the stones/shells off? That would be my only concern :)

xo Mary Jo

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