There is nothing worse than nails on a chalkboard, but what about a chalkboard on your nails?
UK nail company Ciaté (which roared onto the beauty scene a few years ago with the uber-popular caviar nail kit) is now launching a “Chalkboard Manicure” kit.
It’s a pretty clever concept that combines two nail trends: Matte nail polish and DIY nail art. The kit, which will launch at Sephora in May for $25, includes a matte black polish, four nail art pens that have a chalky finish, a matte top coat, and an inspirational look book.
Here’s how it works: You put on the black matte polish and let it dry completely (this is important). After the polish is dry, you can doodle to your heart’s content on the surface of your nails. But what makes this kit different from your standard nail art pen is that you can actually rinse off the designs with water if you’re not happy with them. Then once you get the designs exactly how you want them, you layer on the matte top coat and it stays put just like any other manicure.
Click through for a how-to video to see the chalkboard mani in action.