DIY: Caviar Manicure For £4

Sunday 8 April 2012

Hey Ladies,

It seems that Ciaté's release of their Caviar manicure got us all itching for our nails to look like Nobbly Bobbly's as the kits sold out very quickly & I couldn't seem to get a hold of one, which meant with me being me ie. the least patient person in the world a DIY job was my only option, so I thought I'd share the results with you.

You Will Need:
Some sort of mixing dish
Base Coat - Dr Lewinn's Renunail
Nail Polish - Essie Lilacism
Top Coat - Jessica Top Priority
Micro Beads - Ebay 

(I love the word vestibule so used it here!)
I used equal parts of each shade but you can tailor it to however you want
I found leaving the polish to dry for a few seconds helped the look, dip firmly into the beads & really push your nails into them.
I left all the excess beads on the nails & pushed the beads into the polish to help adhere them together
I then removed the excess & gently painted a top coat over the nails.
So there you have an easy Caviar manicure which costs £4 for the beads instead of £18 for the Ciaté kit, personally if you like the look I'd use my method as it's very annoying to have on the nails, I removed mine the morning after as they kept catching in my hair & it was impossible to wash it! For a special occasion I think it looks ace but I wouldn't say it's an everyday style I'll be rocking!!!

Has anyone tried the Ciaté manicure yet? Will you be attempting my DIY version?


  1. I've done the same as you and bought some Ebay ones, I had a little play this afternoon. Agree though it's not something I could wear all the time. Liking the colours you bought :-)

  2. Looks lovely, although I would probably only do one finger rather than the whole set.

    (Also I'm not sure if your Ebay link is right, it goes to a Sun article about Anne Hathaway)

    But you've made a great saving from the Ciaté version and it looks virtually indistinguishable.

  3. Good colours! No way will i be spending £18 on an impractical nail art kit which I'll end up picking off before 24 hours- love your cheaper take on it (but still not sure i'll indulge £4 in it!!) xx

  4. I love this look and I keep looking at micro beads on eBay but I really think it would annoy me if It kept catching on things. X

  5. I've never seen this look before! I really like it. Def going to try it for myself. Did the beads stay on fine?

    I've just started a new blog.


  6. Love this! I'm going to try this before I try the Ciate version!
    Fab post!


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