2012-05-04

DIY Ciaté Caviar Nails


Happy Friday! I am so excited to share this post with you all, I've been planning it for a week! I'm not sure, but you may have seen some photos of a new trend that's coming to the nails. Ciaté is a UK brand polish that released a new product they called the "Caviar Manicure". Coming in three shades (black, white, and rainbow), the product came with a base color and the matching beads. This kit is now available at Sephora in the US for $25/set, and I was so excited when I saw it online. However, that price tag of $25?! Crazy! I knew I had to find another way to keep up with the new trend.

Over the weekend I scoured my local Michael's Arts&Crafts to find the perfect looking beads to create my own DIY Caviar Nails. And I'm happy to say I think I succeeded! 



The beads I found are from the brand "Recollections", which I'm sure you can find at any local arts and crafts store. The microbeads came in a case with six different colors for only $10! Amazing!


Now, to create this look, I applied a base coat (I used OPI's San Tan-tonio) and then applied the beads directly onto the accent nail. I waited a few minutes before patting the beads down to settle on the nail. Finally, after waiting about 10 minutes after that, I sealed it all up with a top coat! Simple as that, and I had a really cool nail look that received tons of compliments.

Let me know if you are loving this trend as I am, and if you are, whether you'll splurge on the Ciaté brand or try your own DIY. 


No beads were ingested in the top photograph taken. Except for maybe one. But I tried to wipe them all off as soon as I got a picture I was happy with!

38 comments:

  1. wow these are so wild. love it though

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  2. This is awesome! Much better than spending $25!

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  3. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing sweetie!:)

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  4. wow! the idea with your lips is so great! really good blog *-* i find all photos really interesting <3

    love
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, I was really excited about this post!

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  5. i really love this post, great make up!

    xx

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  6. wow that is really cool and i love that you went for the do it yourself look and the cheaper way i would do the same!!

    http://www.runwaydaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I really think that's the best way to go sometimes; better products don't always have to be more expensive!

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  7. wow are they tasty, the beads? :) Only you have the confidence to pull of this look! Well done!

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    1. Haha, I made sure to spit them out so I wouldn't have to taste them! Thanks!

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  8. very cool! I'm gonna try it! I'm following you now. Please follow back!

    www.glasstotherim.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, let me know how it goes for you!

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  9. this looks amazing!! Great pictures too! Love this look. xxx

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    1. Thanks! I really love it as well, aha!

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  10. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog sweetie!
    This nail design is fab!!

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  11. Lovely blog, now following! :)

    Please check out mine if you can:

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxox

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  12. OMG!! these look amazing!! I've been wanting to try these beads for forever but haven't been able to get my hands on some :( this post is just sooo good! I love your blog too! followed straight away :) Can't wait to read more!! xxx
    www.fashioneda.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like it!!

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  13. Oooh, these look so good and cool! It's very unique. X

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  14. I love a nail post ;) They look good!

    http://thelacquerfactor.blogspot.com/

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  15. love this!!! i'm kinda over the one glitter nail...this is fresh!

    a peek of chic

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    1. Haha, me too, love something new and fun!

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  16. Your photos look great here-- I am in love with the lip photo-- what a great new trend!

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    1. Thanks! I really love the look, too!

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  17. Wow, they look really cool. Question-how in the world did you manage to get the beads on your nail? Did you dip the nail into a cup of beads or did you place each one seperately?

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I just poured the little bottle of beads over the nail and they stuck!

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