Some Champagne? Caviar... Nails?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I know that this Ciate Caviar Manicure was such a big thing last year, but it didn't interest me that much until recently. I have always been curious about how they did it, and when I saw a YouTube video on how to use Ciate's "supposed" patented Caviar nails, I wanted to get my hands on one.


Since it's not so easy to get one here in Manila, I decided to look on Ebay USA because, 1. They have more choices, and 2. I have packages coming in from New York every 2 weeks anyway. As soon as I typed in "Ciate Caviar Manicure" on the search bar, literally hundreds of them popped up in results. I couldn't believe that they cost that much! Come on, $25.00 -and some much more (PhP 1,025), per color and those bead things? I mean, I would gladly pay that amount (and more) for Chanel Nail Lacquer, but not for such a novelty/fad product. Although I must admit, their colors are fantastic!



So, I scratched Ciate off my list and tried to forget about it. Until recently. I was in Landmark the other day buying polish remover, and that's when I came across these microbeads from Amie Magic Beauty. For a pack of 6 tiny (yes, unfortunately tiny) bottles, it costs PhP 139.95 ($3.40). I was ecstatic! I asked the sales lady if they sold bottles per color, but unfortunately, they come in 6 different colors per pack.

To do this nail art, you will need the microbeads (color of your choice of course):


Sorry, the pack had a double in color so I only photographed 5 of these. I bought 2 packs so I could get the other colors so I can show you how easy the caviar nails are to do!

You will need a plastic container to catch the falling microbeads and so you won't waste the beads and make a mess. And, a small funnel (PhP 29.95 at Amie) so you can put them back in the container.

Of course, you're going to need the nail polish of your choice that best match your microbeads. You will also need a top coat to seal the beads onto the nails when they dry.



STEP ONE:

Prime your nails with a nail primer that prevents your nails from chipping and turning yellow.

STEP TWO:

Apply a coat of your desired nail polish on your nail, and immediately apply a second coat to achieve an intense color.


STEP THREE:
It is best to pour the microbeads while the polish is still wet otherwise, it won't stick if they dry. So do this one nail at a time. Pour a generous amount until the entire nail is covered with beads. Lightly shake your hand to remove excess beads.

STEP FOUR:

With a very light hand, press the beads to the nail.

STEP FIVE:

Put the funnel on the container and pour the excess beads. if you have a lot of beads to spare, you can always do this later. But if you want to have different colors, then clean up as you go.

REPEAT STEPS 1 TO 5.

STEP SIX:

As soon as the caviar nails that you have created have dried completely (no beads are coming off), then apply a top coat on each nail.


Told you that was easy! Now, i did a multi-colored hand so you can see the effect of each color. I love that you can actually do this cheap! Ha!


 Have fun!



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63 comments

  1. holy crap! I'm so going to buy them!

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  2. Awesome finish!

    xx Krisella

    http://lippiemonster.blogspot.com/

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    1. Why, thank you! I really love hearing from you guys! :)

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  3. Awesome dupe for such a pricey product! :>

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  4. Oh, I looove the Ciaté caviar manicure, so beautiful and unique! Really cute blog you have, I will defenitely follow you and hope you will take a look at mine as well.

    xoxo Alberte,
    albertelindberg.blogspot.dk

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    1. I would love to own Ciate but they're too expensive to keep buying just to do swatches! LOL Thank you so much for dropping by!

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  5. wow i love Ciatè!!!:):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want!!!:)

    Anordinarylifestylebook.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the follow :) I am already following you on GFC! I love your new B&W post... I love that heart purse from Mango!

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    1. Ooooh! Nice! I saw your post and it's lovely! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the follow!

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  7. Oh, looks so faboulos. Love them. I will buy them for sure.

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  8. so pretty! Love the red the most.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and you have an awesome blog too. Definitely following :)

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  9. yeee! nice ideas!

    XOXO
    Arianna

    http://aryannastyle.blogspot.it/

    https://www.facebook.com/AryannaStyle

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  10. thanks for yuor gentle comment. i follow yuo too also with bloglovin, twitter and istagram:)

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow back sweetie!

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  11. Hey lovely...thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog!!! xxxxx
    Have returned the favour...new follower xx
    Look forward to more of your posts!!
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  12. thank you for visiting my blog! i'm so happy to become a new follower!
    i'll back soon!
    Bye


    cofeebreak blog

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  13. Grazie mille per esserti iscritta al mio blog ^^ sono una nuova iscritta bellissima nail art complimenti =)

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by too and leaving me a lovely comment!

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  14. Muy bonita manicura.
    Te sigo.
    Tengo otro blog con otro perfil de blogger:
    http://anyolcocina.blogspot.com.es nos seguimos tambien alli?

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  15. Nice idea, i really like the result!

    kisses

    http://littleblackcoconut.blogspot.com.es

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  16. Molto molto bello, mi piace il risultato!!

    Ti seguo! :)

    http://mymarghe.blogspot.it/

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  17. Thank you very much for your comment...very very cute and sweet! I follow You too ;)
    smack!
    http://cakesandmakeup.it/

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  18. Thanks a lot for your comment! It was so unexpected and so cute! I mean you have a wonderful blog with a lot of followers and i would like to be ine of them :) it's such an honor to follow u and have u as follower! Thanks!

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  19. thank you for sweet comment:) i will definetly follow you back:)
    http://martzuza.blogspot.com

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  20. I've tried to do Caviar nails before but I failed! But yours look absolutely lovely! I'm loving the colours too. :)

    http://andreadxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I probably had beginner's luck! LOL Thank you so much for the follow back!

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  21. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your blog is very beautiful and helpful :) New follower :)
    Byee byeeee
    Noemi

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    1. Thank you Noemi luv! I love that you were able to come by and visit my blog. HUGS!

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  22. I love it! So chic ad beautiful. Actually, I just followed you. I hope you can check my blog and follow me back, too.

    XX, IamJenniya

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    1. Absolutely! I just read your blog and I love your style :) Such personal style, i love it! New follower here :) Thank you for the follow sweetie!

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  23. I want that! <3
    X, Ancia
    overdivity-fashion.blogspot.com
    If you like my blog and follow it via GFC, FB or Bloglovin' leave a comment on my blog and I'll make sure to follow back :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I just visited your blog and I loved it! I love your photos (Jealous! Hahaha!) Looking forward to more posts from you :) Followed you on GFC and BlogLovin', and liked your FB too :)

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  24. I've fallen in love with your Blog Sabs! Thank you for sharing this. Its so easy to follow :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment :) Hope to see you again here soon! Feelin' the love! HUGS!

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  25. Thanks for your comment. And thank you for following back.

    XX, IamJenniya

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    1. Those are my faves too! Hehehe... Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Thanks swetie! I'm glad you were able to drop by! Kisses! ♥

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  28. These caviar nails are super cool:)! Would you like to follow each other? Just leave me a comment on my blog and let me know! Thanks:)!

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    1. I would love to! Following you now on GFC, BlogLovin' and liked your FB Page! Thank you so much for dropping by!

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  29. I love a caviar nail ! very good post
    Kiss

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  30. ...very pretty this nail art!!!
    ...thanks for your comment on my blog...I follow you!!!
    ...kiss...lu!!!

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  31. i love how u did your nails. this is a great way to get a certain twist in ur nailart ;D

    xx m

    thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

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  32. Where in Landmark did you find yours? :) I'm from Manila too! And I followed your blog. <3 Follow me too? Though I just started blogging. :D

    http://artonmynails.blogspot.com/

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  33. Your blog is fabulous! Thank you for visiting my blog. This post is spectacular, the pictures are gorgeous. Now following. Looking forward to future posts.

    Xoxo Teresa
    Http://www.chicaffordable.blogspot.com

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  34. I like your blog, and this caviar nailart are fabolous
    kiss Nailclaw

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  35. That is soooooo fun!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  36. Love the nail art. Great tutorial!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following you back.

    ~Megan
    http://scottsisterstyle.blogspot.com

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