So since we’re on the roll of showing you guys some bright and outrageous trends of the spring and summer, we figured we’d share one of the most recent; the caviar manicure. Now we know what you may be thinking, fish eggs?! nails?!
Featured: Ciate Caviar Mani Kit
The caviar mani is named because it is a process of polishing your nails and adding micro-beads to your wet nail, thus giving the appearance of a caviar, textured layer across your nails.
Currently, the caviar nail kits run for around $25 and was brought to Sephora last month, however, they’ve run low on stock and it’s become quite hard to find.
Because we love our blog followers, we’ve decided to share a little secret with you guys on how to DIY caviar mani for a fraction of the price!
All you’ll need:
* Martha Stewart Microbeads (can be found at your local Michael’s Craft) — there is also a brand called “Reflections” which has these microbeads as well!
* Your favorite colored polish — either a complimenting color, matching color, or something completely random depending on the look you’re going for
* Clear Top coat
* A tray/bowl- to catch the excess beads
The process is simple:
Please note, for this caviar method, you will do each nail through the process one at a time.
1st: Place one coat of colored polish on all ten of your fingers. This will serve as a base coat for your second coat of color
2nd: One finger at a time, polish a second coat of polish.
3rd: On that same polished finger, hold it over the tray or bowl and gently sprinkle and coat the nail with microbeads.
4th: After coating nail with beads, gently push down on the beads to form a uniform and flattened surface and to ensure a better stick of the beads to the nail.
5th: Take a top coat and simply add it to just the tip/edge of the top of your nail to prevent chipping.
6th: Repeat for the rest of your fingers!
Voila! You have an expensive looking but cheap caviar mani!
Be sure to pour the excess beads from the bowl back into your container to use again. You can also use the caviar mani to accent your current manicure by doing it to your ring finger on each hand.
We love this trend