There are many things we are all currently missing during the coronavirus pandemic; and while we know it’s important to follow the guidance and be grateful for our health, it’s also OK to admit we may long for certain small, simple pleasures we used to have, no matter how trivial.
One such pleasure is having our nails done. The popularity of nail art has soared in recent years, and many nail salons have seen a surge in demand for styles such as tortoiseshell and ombre nails.
Unfortunately, these are not the easiest looks to achieve from home. In fact, unless you have a super steady hand and are expertly creative, nail art can be near impossible to perfect without a professional in-salon manicurist.
However, if you fancy giving it a go while we’re all spending much more time at home, Ciate has just launched a set of incredible nail stickers which can make the whole process a lot less frustrating.
The Ciate Cheat Sheets feature stickers with some of hottest nail art trends around, including evil eyes, animal prints, and silhouettes. All you need to do to is peel them from their backing and apply to bare nails or nail polish which is totally dry. It’s easiest to do with a pair of tweezers, as it can be a little fiddly.
We gave them a try, and can attest to the fact they are the perfect self-isolation beauty treat. Not only do they look great and are fairly easy to use, the whole intricate process of applying them acts as a welcome distraction from other more stressful parts of your day.
Our favourite looks have to be a sheer nail with evil eye stickers placed at the base of the nail, along with nudey-white polish and the animal print stickers. You could even combine them with the gradient nail art trend, which is another look that’s easy to achieve yourself.
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One of the trivial things I’m missing right now is getting my nails did 💅🏼 it’s the ultimate act of self care and I’m obsessed with cool nail art. Last night I became my own at-home nail artist using these cool @ciatelondon nail stickers. They’re quite fiddly but I’m into the results, and the process got my mind off things for an hour or so. I recommend trying some at home nail art if you’re stressing 👁👁👁 #nails #nailart #stayhome #selfcare #beauty #BdoesBeauty #mani #manicure
The Ciate Cheat Sheets are available now, retailing at £16 from ciatelondon.com. On their release back in April, Stylist reports that 105,825 stickers sold in the first week alone, and shipping for the next batch doesn’t start at the end of May, so we’d suggest you get in the queue pronto if you’re keen!