Nails: Experimenting with Ciaté caviar manicure

Last month I blogged about Ciaté’s caviar manicure, which you can read about here. On the back of the box were a number of suggestions of ways you could experiment using the kit, so last week I went slightly creative and the result was this:
I used 17 Nails Xtra nail recovery as a base coat (which doesn’t seem to be on the Boots website anymore), before using Barry M’s shocking pink shade. I got this nail polish free when I bought my sleep-in rollers – great purchase! I used two coats of the pink, because I always think one coat of Barry M nail polish is too thin and looks too opaque. Once dried, I added a third coat to my ring finger on each hand and while wet poured on the caviar, just following the instructions on the box. Once left to dry for 20 minutes or so, I added a top coat to ensure the pearls would stay in place.
Again, I think the results look better the day after applying:
It lasted a lot better than my last attempt, I think that’s because I only did two fingers and had a lot more time to fully concentrate. I did my nails on Friday morning and the caviar lasted until Monday night.
Next time I want to try something a little bit more adventurous.

What nail art trends are you currently loving?


  1. I wish I had the patience to give things like this a try but just the thought of the mess sets my teeth on edge! x

  2. I don't think I could do my whole hand again - not got the patience. Doing a couple of nails wasn't too messy though! And I hate mess :) x


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