When I first heard that Ciaté London was releasing a nail polish marker, I was intrigued! It looked like a paint pen and was supposed to be as easy to use as drawing with a marker. When I finally got an email that the Ciaté Mani Markers were in stock I figured I had to act fast if I wanted to try one!
I ordered a marker in Lady Luck, a classic red shade (middle below) and it took everything in me not to try it immediately when it came in the mail! I knew I wanted to try it out on video for you guys, so you could see my experience with using it for the first time. The sacrifices I make for you all! :)
You can see my experience using it here, just ignore my messy hair and the fact that the camera cuts off the top of my head at the end. Who has time for professional-looking videos?? (Professionals, I suppose.)
Ciaté London Mani Marker Review
If you chose to skip the video, here’s the verdict: I’m IN LOVE with these markers! They’re easy to use, the results are great, and I’m definitely going to purchase more colors! This exceeded my expectations and even if you can’t tell from my excitement on the video (I’m one of those people who NEVER look excited) I’m really really REALLY happy with my purchase!
They’re very easy to use:
1. Shake pen (like you would a paint pen)
2. Hold the pen down on a piece of paper, etc. for 45-60 seconds until the tip fills with color
3. Apple in long even strokes from base of clean nail to tip.
4. Apply a top coat
5. Marvel in the fact that you’ve given yourself an awesome manicure in minutes!
You can buy Ciaté Mani Markers currently on the Ciaté website, they sell for $12. With shipping (I live in Oklahoma), I paid $17.60 total and had my marker in about five days. If you decide to try it yourself, please let me know! I want to hear what you think about them!
Now the question is, which color should I purchase next??
Originally published October 20, 2016