10 Dec 2012

Caviar for my Nails

Have you heard of it yet? The Caviar Manicure? One of the doors of my Ciaté Advent Calendar revealed a little glass full of pearls and glitter in pink, blue and silver called Prom Queen. They look so pretty and sparkly, I couldn't wait to try it out. I watched a tutorial video before I started. Aside from the pearls in the calendar, Ciaté offers 3 other colours on their website here (I particularly like the Black Pearls manicure). I found it to be quite easy to do, I loved the way it looked and couldn't stop touching my nail because it felt completely different to anything I've tried before. This is how it works:
[1] Paint your nails in one colour and let them dry thoroughly. Apply a second coat onto the nail(s) on which you want to apply the pearls.
[2] Find yourself a little dish to catch the caviar while you pour it over your nail(s). Don't be stingy, you can put all the pearls back into the glass with a little nozzle. Now lightly press them onto your nail with the tip of a finger to fully attach them to the nail polish.
[3] Use a little nozzle to pour the unused pearls back into the glass. Ciaté includes one in every set but if you are just using normal arts and crafts beads, you can also just make your own nozzle by using a piece of paper.
[4] Done and ready to sparkle!


  1. That is super cute! I've never seen that before. I'm on my quest to find some good nail stuff that actually stays on my nails. I might have to be on the lookout for this.

    1. I loved it but some of the pearls were coming off randomly during the weekend. In the end, I took them all off on Monday which was quite easy (I was a little scared they would be a nightmare to remove). Good luck on your quest :)