Sarah Garden31 May 2015 AT 06:23 PM

Get the look: shell manicure (video)

How to get Ciate's summer mani
Sarah Garden31 May 2015 AT 06:23 PM
Ciante, Manicure, Beauty, Shell manicure, Get the look
Ciante, Manicure, Beauty, Shell manicure, Get the look
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When it comes to beachside beauty, it doesn’t get more apt than adorning your nails in seashells. Ciate’s range of crushed shells are the perfect way to make your mani summer ready. With a natural pearlescent effect, the sparkly top coat makes for a fantastic statement ring finger.

We sat down with the Ciate experts to find out how to shell up like a pro.

Step one:
Once your nails are preened and prepped to perfection, give them a base coat to smooth out nail beds.

Step two:
Take the paint pot in whatever colour you’ve chosen (pink for us) and apply a thin layer of polish.

Step three:
Give your nails a second coat.

Step four:
Apply a thick layer of polish on the nail or nails you’d like to cover in shells. We chose to do the ring fingers.

Step five:
Sprinkle your signature nails with the crushed shells. Lightly brush off any excess that overlaps, and press in gently.

Step six:
Apply Ciate’s finishing top coat for a high-shine glossy look!

Ciate Shell Manicure kits, AED150, available at Sephora

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