Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Trend - The Caviar Manicure

Good morning!

Have you all heard of the new emerging nail art trend called "The Caviar Manicure"? The trend first started popping up on runways last year but now the brand Ciate will be selling kits through Sephora to create this look. Basically, it's just microbeads stuck to the nail, but the end result looks pretty cool.

The Ciate kits are going to be pretty pricey, so I decided to see if I could recreate the look with supplies I already own. Ages ago I bought some microbead kits at Wal-Mart that were on clearance, so I dug those out and picked out a vial that included some fuchsia, silver and foil green beads. The Ciate mani is done with black and blue but considering the season, I wanted something a little brighter.

I only did did the caviar look on an accent nail since I really didn't know how practical it was going to be. On the rest of my nails, I picked out polish colours that matched the colours of the beads I chose and just did some simple dots.




Products used:
CND Stickey Base Coat
Color Club - Perfect Mol-ten (base)
Essie - Jamaica Me Crazy (dots, base for caviar nail)
Microbeads from Wal-Mart
Seche Vite Top Coat

Unfortunately, top coat significantly dulls the colours of the beads so I wasn't able to add any to the caviar nail. I'm not sure if the Ciate beads will also dull if top coat is added but I foresee the beads falling off fairly quickly without something to really keep them in place. Regardless, I'll let you guys know how long my caviar nail lasts.

What do you guys think of this new trend? It's definitely not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I'm totally diggin' it.

26 comments:

  1. it looks like fun, but i think it would be even more fun when these beads start to fall of ;-D

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  2. I'm not a fan of the caviar manicure, but I like the colors you used. I really love the polka dots you did on the other nails. Really pretty!

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  3. I was iffy about the Caviar manicure myself but loved the color combo you chose

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  4. I like the one accent nail! Your colour combination is perfect too!

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  5. OMG, like, like, like! I love this combination!

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  6. I actually really love this!

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  7. I'm still on the fence with wearing all the 3d stuff, but there is no denying that it looks friggin awesome! Its so distracting on when your wearing it :) Beautiful colour choices, and great excutionn! I love this :)

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  8. I'm not a fan of rhinestones, but these beads always look crazy. Hopefully I find someone, too :D And you picked out my favourite colors!!

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  9. For me this would be impractical since I type all day, I can just imagine these tiny beads getting stuck in the keys of my keyboard and all over my desk! lol

    I love the color story your chose however, it is easily one of my favorites I've seen of the caviar!

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  10. Omg! This mani looks so fun. Great take hon

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  11. I think this type of manicure is really cool! Yours looks great :)

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  12. oooo this is a new one on me! love it!

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  13. I'm waiting to do one on my nails! ALready tested it on a nail wheel anad I think it's a pretty cool & fun look :)

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  14. How did you get the beads on your nail? How are they staying on your nail? Just curious.

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  15. OMG, this is sooo pretty and I love the color combo!! really awesome!!

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  16. It looks like candy sprinkles! I'd be picking at them all day, though, and I don't like how thick they make the nail, so personally it's not for me. Yours looks really cool, though; I think just as an accent nail it's a neat idea, and the colours look awesome together.

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  17. You mixed this look up with such a wonderful result! Great idea to do the accent mani first. I'm certainly going to try it but it's going to have to be on a weekend ~

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  18. i've found out that i don't really care for adding 3D elements to my manicures. so when i saw full-on caviar manicures, i was like "no no no" but i like how you did just an accent nail. if i wanted to try this trend, i'd definitely go the accent nail route, too. thanks for showing us, and can't wait to hear how the microbeads hold up :) i would love to see you try this using other colors. or possibly trying to arrange the beads to create a design? (like one of those dot eye chart tests)

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  19. Looks great in this color combo. Agree with you - not too sure how practical caviar manis would be to function even for an evening. I am thinking - how would I go to the potty even??? But doing it as an accent nail vs. all 10's - it makes it more of something I might try. Again - loving the shades you picked. I need to do something in the next weeks to shake up my world a little - maybe will try the accent nail - after of course a cruise to Micheal's to check out caviar beads.

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  20. I really like how it looks and I love the colors you used. I'll probably try it as an accent nail. A trip to Michaels is definitely in order!

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  21. I used to get the nail shop to put some super glue down on my crystals when I got designs. It helped keep them on

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  22. Thanks for posting, Microbeads from Wal-Mart Brings gorgeous Nail Art within the reach of everyone. I really love your nail polish color, it's so soft and gentle looking color.

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