Ciate’s Caviar Manicure is big business right now, but it also comes with a big price tag. The manicure set which contains a bottle of regular polish and bottle of the caviar beads cost £18.00. I think the effect looks great but I wasn’t prepared to pay that.
So I got to searching online and found a craft seller on ebay selling packets of similar beads for £1.99.
The beads come in a little bag which I think actually works better as it means you can dip your wet nail into the bag rather than pouring the beads from a bottle. Less mess, less waste.
Here’s my step my step
- Do a base coat in the same colour as your chosen bead – allow to dry
- Apply another coat, then immediately place the damp nail into the bead bag
- Press the beads down into the nail
- Allow to dry them apply a clear top coat to the tip of the nail.
N.B from step 2 onwards you really need to do one nail at a time. It's a lengthy process but I think it's worth it.
I did the nails last night, woke up this morning and the beads were still in tact. Obviously a few has fallen off but nothing noticeable. I’m guessing they’ll probably last for the rest of the day.