Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pink Caviar Manicure

I'm sure you're already familiar with Caviar manicure, because I'm seeing it everywhere at the moment but in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, I'll tell you one more time. :P

Ciaté released a Caviar Manicure set, where you get a base nail polish and pearls aka beads. Long story short, great idea but the whole set is a bit overpriced. Okay, you get a tray and mini funnel to pour back all beads that fall down but you can put a tiny box under and make your own funnel from a piece of paper. :D The idea about caviar manicure is to pour pearls over wet polish, gently push them to stick even more and get a 3D manicure that looks like caviar. :D I think we all got same idea when we saw this set....
 
All you need are beads. I got mine on Born Pretty Store ages ago, search for 3D Steel Ball Glitter. This set costs a bit more than $5 and you get 12 colors so you can easily mix them together and get funny combinations. You can use my new code J10X31 to get 10% off. Btw... If this code will be used two times more, BPS will sponsor a giveaway. :)


Step 1: Apply a base color. Or if you already have nail polish on, you can just add a layer of top coat to have sticky surface. Do one nail at a time.
Step 2: When polish is still wet, put your finger over something that will catch fallen beads. Sprinkle beads over your nail to cover the whole surface.
Step 3: Gently push the beads down so they stick a bit more and you get rid of a beads that didn't stick to the nail.
Step 4: Apply a coat of top coat to seal the beads and make them "long lasting".
Daylight
I did my ring finger yesterday and it seems like the topcoat changed color to light pink so it looks like I did an accent nail. :P
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 Base color: Essence TE Circus Circus - Cotton Candy
Mix of pink, light pink and purple 3d Steel Ball Glitters
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

I was done in less than 10 minutes, but I only did my left hand. I'm sure I'll do a full manicure once in the future, because it's really easy to make it.

My nails are super short, excuse me for that, but the final result looks funny and cute even on my nubs. :) So yes, no need to spend so much money on that set. :e You can mix as many color as you like so you're not limited with specific color combinations of beads, that's another plus!

What do you think? Do you like this new trend and idea about Caviar manicure? It's not super long lasting so I'd definitely wear it for special occasions or when you want to do something special. :D

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

58 Comment(s):

  1. i really love this caviar mani, gorgeous colour mix!!

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    1. Me too! Thanks for your comment! :)

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  2. što više gledam ove manikure, sve mi se više sviđaju ;)

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    1. Neka neka, sad si ti na redu da jednu napraviš. :D

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  3. That is very pretty! Is it hard to take off like glitter polish?

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    1. I think it's harder to take off glitter polish as beads. I still didn't try to remove it but I'll let you know how the removal went! :)

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    2. Just wanted to let you know that the beads are really easy to remove. I just put a cotton pad on my nails for a few seconds and they come off really easy. One nail even came off in one piece. Win! :D

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  4. It looks totally fabulous!

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  5. This is sooo pretty!!! I love it <3
    I wanna try this!

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    1. Thank you Natalie! :) What are you waiting for? Get yourself some beads and start playing. :P

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  6. This is the cutest caviar-manicure I've seen so far...

    Love the colors together! I wonder how long the little steel balls/pearls are going to stay on your nails.

    P.S. Love you cute nubbins! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm not really sure if I'll wear this manicure, I have some other plans but if I will, I'll let you know how lond did they stay on my nails. :)

      Thank you! <3 My nubs are really driving me crazy so comment like yours makes me feel better. :$

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    2. Ring finger was still perfect when I removed it after 2 days, others started to chip faster, because I also did them faster. Just be sure base color is still wet, try to apply 2 coats of top coat to seal them and I'm sure they'll last you a couple of days. :)

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  7. I'm liking this trend the more I see it, although I still think the texture and thickness would drive me crazy and I'd be picking them off within hours.
    Also, the name.. Caviar? This is more like candy sprinkles! :) I want to nibble your nails :D

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    1. They can be a bit annoying but they're really not driving me crazy like rhinestones for example. :D And yap, candy sprinkles would be even better name for these kind of manis. :D At least it sounds yummy and I can't say that for Caviar. :D

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  8. This looks so pretty!!! :D

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  9. I am trying to decide if I like the trend or not.
    I must admit yours so far is the cutest I've seen. Somehow, in the black colors (the two I have seen before) it looks too serious to be fun, and I think nail polish should be fun! Yours definitely is fun!

    I might give it a try and then decide if I like it or not LOL

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    1. Thank you JinJit, that's a big compliment for me! I'm not really into dark colors so wearing bright and fun manicures are my things. :P
      You should definitely try it out and decide, I'm sure you'll love it! :P

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  10. This is the best caviar mani I've seen thus far!!! I absolutely love this! I'm going to have to give it a whirl soon =)

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    1. Thank you so much Jacqui!!! :h I think everyone need to try this manicure at least once! :)

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  11. Nubs is what she calls her nails. Nail lengths like that are the best! I have nubs ;p
    Anyway, I'm in love with your manicure!

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    1. Thank you Ingie! :) I have nothing against nubs but I so LOVE long nails on me. :$ That's why I'm a bit sad I can't have them always. :)

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  12. Wow! I love it... It looks great! But I think that not too much practic for cleaning the house ect. :o))). Xoxo V.V.

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    1. Thanks Vera! Well, that's why you make a manicure like this when you're going somewhere special for example. :P

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  13. izgleda kao nesto fino za jest ^_^ bacam se u potragu za perlicama pa ako nadjem napravim i ja :)

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    1. Nadam se, da ih nađeš uskoro pa da vidimo i tvoju kaviar manikuru, mislim, da će biti u plavi boji. :P

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  14. this is great Ivana! i love it! very very pretty!

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  15. As I said on twitter, this manicure stole my heart !
    I really NEED to try this ! :)
    loads of kisses <3
    Xx. S

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    1. Thanks S. for your lovely compliment! <3 I can't wait to see you your version! :L

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  16. This looks AMAZING babe! The best I've seen by far! LOVE LOVE LOVE, and one more LOVE just because its pink!

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    1. Thanks Marketta! I had to try it in pink, just like everything else - we love pink, right? :L

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    1. Ane? :P Tak funny in cute trend. :)

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  18. Well thank you, I haven't heard about this "caviar" mani. I think you did a beautiful selection of colors (pink :-)) and I love the result on your nails.
    Would I ever try that? Nah, I know it won't work with me and tiny tricky beads :-P

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    1. Now you'll see it everywhere. :D I think we all just want to share this idea how to get this look for less. :)
      You should try it at least once! Your nails are so pretty and they'd look so cute with tiny beads. :L

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    2. Hvala :) Maybe I should try just on an accent nail first!

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    3. Yes, accent nail! I totally forgot that option. xD

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  19. Wow !! It is so beautiful !! I love the color. It is perfect, I don't know if they sell the beads in here, I am gonna look for them.
    Nails & Pets - nailspets.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Lilagon! Hopefully you can find them and try this manicure soon! :)

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  20. Been seeing these everywhere and I didn't really think much of them. But these are incredible! :]

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    1. Aww thank you! It's all about color combination you prefer more. :)

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  21. This looks lovely, I really like the colour choice here!

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  22. Ful lustno! in se strinjam, da je overpriced..

    BTw, kako si naredila to, da vsakemu posebaj odgovoris?

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    1. Blogger je po novem omogočil tak način komentiranja, tako da razen parih spremenjenih nastavitev in če ti predloga tako dovoli, nerabiš narediti nič kaj posebnega. :) Priporočam, da pobrskaš po Blogger Buzz blogu in najdeš Threaded comments ter si tam prebereš, kar moraš spremeniti, če tega še nimaš. :)

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