Get the look: shell manicure (video)
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.
Once your nails are preened and prepped to perfection, give them a base coat to smooth out nail beds.
Take the paint pot in whatever colour you’ve chosen (pink for us) and apply a thin layer of polish.
Give your nails a second coat.
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.
Sprinkle your signature nails with the crushed shells. Lightly brush off any excess that overlaps, and press in gently.
Apply Ciate’s finishing top coat for a high-shine glossy look!
Ciate Shell Manicure kits, AED150, available at Sephora