Ciate Corrupted Neon Manicure Review

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Ciate has contributed to the nail market by offering ready-to-use kits that make DIY nail art easier for someone who might not be an “enthusiast,” but someone who wants to try a trend and likes that they can get all the supplies in one box!

Ciate’s latest kit is the Corrupted Neon Manicure, which combines two hot summer trends – neon and glitter – and then adds in a UV-triggered top coat to make the neon and glitter summer mani more adventurous.

I tried the neon pink kit called “Shout Out,” but there’s also a neon yellow (Megaphone), orange (Club Tropicana) and blue (Foam Party) kit.

The kit comes in a box with a design that shifts when you turn it in different angles between a natural light to UV light look (that’s why there’s two shots above). Here’s what the kit looks like inside:

My kit came with a Ciate Paint Pot in Electronica, Neon Glitter in Shout Out, and a mini Black Light Top Coat.

First, I did two coats of Electronica over a base coat. The polish went on smoothly, no issues, and was opaque in two coats. I decided to add just an accent nail with Shout Out.

I would recommend having a small paper plate or some kind of method to catch the glitter under your nail(s) when you shake it out from the container onto your nail(s). I find that if I use a paper plate, I can gently fold it, and funnel the excess back into the bottle. This works well with micro beads and flocking powder, as well.

Even with a couple coats of the mini Black Light Top Coat, the glitter looked more textured than it did like glitter. The glitter completely complemented with the polish, and although I wouldn’t call it matte, it wasn’t as bright and ‘foily’ as other glitters can be.

After I added the Black Light Top Coat, I couldn’t wait to see what it looked like in the dark, and holy cow! My pictures are as clear as they could be in the lighting!

My nails looked vibrant and cool! I don’t remember the last time I wore a UV top coat on my nails and this was fun. I think next time I wear this, I’m going to paint designs onto the nail with the UV top coat, so that I can have fun nail art that you can only see under UV light!

One of the things I realized after I turned the black light on was how messy I’d painted on the top coat! I tried to clean up, but wow. The black light is not kind to my messy cuticles!

I think I’m going to need to break this out again for my bachelorette party next month, a night at the club in Atlantic City!!!

The UV top coat actually dried pretty quickly. I didn’t use drying drops or any other top coat with it. The manicure lasted two days with only a small chip on the second day on one nail.

A Ciate Paint Pot is $15 on its own; the Corrupted Neon kit retails for $25. It can be found at As I mentioned earlier, Ciate kits really make the DIY nail art easier for those who aren’t necessarily enthusiasts, by putting all the ingredients in one kit. I’m not sure I would buy another kit, but I would want to seek out a full-sized bottle of the Black Light Top Coat to create the effect with other polishes! The other kit that piques my interest is Megaphone. I actually would love to mix and match the glitter from both kits to see what the contrasting glitter looks like in the nail look.

So what do you think of the Corrupted Neon Manicure kit?!

Disclaimer: I received the Ciate Corrupted Neon Manicure kit for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!