Sunday, 1 April 2012

Ciate Caviar Manicure Inspired Nail Tutorial

The Ciate Caviar Manicure is possibly one of the most talked topics right now and I can understand why. Everyone seems to be dying to get their mitts on one of the £18.00 kits, so much so that there's a waiting list for each of the kits. I would have placed myself on one of the waiting lists too but if truth be told, £18.00 is ridiculous especially when you're not able to choose the base nail varnish in the kit.
So me being me thought I'd create my own 'caviar' manicure. This post is going to going to be very useful if you're after one of the kits as I will potentially save you a lot of money so if you're thinking of buying a Ciate caviar manicure kit or just like the look of the caviar manicure then please keep on reading.

To give you a little insight, my caviar manicure costs a mere £2.60 whereas the Ciate caviar manicure costs £18.00. That's a difference of £15.40. That £15.00 could buy you 3 Model's Own nail varnishes, 15 MUA nail varnishes or 15 ASDA naan breads.

To create Cole's caviar nails you will need:

You can use any nail varnish and top coat of your choice. 

I bought these micro beads on eBay and they only cost £2.60 for 20g. The seller has different colours and different weights too. Here is the link: Micro Beads

Any plastic container will be fine, as long as it's quite deep. 

If you would like to create my version of the caviar manicure all you have to do is follow my nice and easy steps:

1.) Apply one coat of nail varnish to your nails.


2.) Apply a second coat of nail varnish to your nails, do NOT let the nail varnish dry.


3.) Place your hand into the plastic container and directly sprinkle the beads over your nail. Tap off the excess and press the beads into your nail.


4.) All that's left is to seal the edges of your nails with a top coat and you're done!




Not only is the caviar manicure simple to do, it's also fun and quirky. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it and can sense that 3D nail art is going to be hot hot hot!

The only thing I purchased for my caviar manicure is the beads, and I'm pretty sure that's the only thing anyone will need to buy as the majority of people own a nail varnish and a tub.

So will you be splurging out on the Ciate caviar manicure or are you going to try out my version of the caviar manicure? After all, you are saving yourself £15.40.

Thanks for reading and I hope this tutorial has been helpful!
:)

35 comments:

  1. They look gorgeous!
    How long did they last??

    http://maryjanett.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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    1. Thank you! :)
      I only did them yesterday so cannot say yet but will probably let everyone know how long they lasted :D
      xxx

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  2. I'm not sure how I feel about the caviar manicure yet, I think I might have to try it out! I do agree that £18.00 is a bit hefty for the set though, will definitely see what colours that eBay seller has :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @FCassandraBlog

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    1. I was like that at first, hated the idea of the caviar manicure but after trying it out, I like it! :D I guess it's only £2.60 spent if you end up not liking it :)
      xxx

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  3. If you find the beads do start to drop off try painting your nails with nail varnish let it dry then add a layer of nail glue before dipping in the beads then they last for weeks.......I used to do this in my goth days back in 2003-5 didnt realise people where charging over the top for the look now

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    1. Oo that's a good tip! :D I'll try that! :D xxx

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  4. that is such a cool idea i love it will have to have a go :) xxx
    http://emeli-j.blogspot.com/

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  5. this is such a good idea for a cheap alternative! it looks fab x

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    1. Thank you :D £2.60 is much more reasonable isn't it :) xxx

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  6. I'm so glad you've put this post up, I've been wondering what beads to use as a cheaper alternative - thanks northern twin! ;) nicola xxx

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    1. Viva la nails also do beads but think they're a little bigger than microbeads :) microbeads are the way forward ;) and it's okay NT! ;) xxx

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  7. Such a good post - think I might have to try this one out! x

    http://ocbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! :D Yeah give it a go :D it's really fun to do :) xxx

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  8. I've just bought these microbeads off Ebay, hope my nails turn out as well as yours, thanks for sharing, and Ciate...£18.....pah!

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    1. It's really simple to do so it should look exactly the same :D and it's no problem at all :D:D xxx

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  9. your nails look wonderful, thanks for the great tutorial! can't wait to try your cheaper version out, couldn't bring myself to fork out the £18 either, i mean imagine if you got it then hated it!! eek

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    1. Thank you so much! :D glad you like them! :D:D I think £18.00 is a bit ridiculous! £2.60 is much more affordable ;) especially if you don't like the look of the caviar manicure :) xxx

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  10. This is super cool, I'm definitely going to try this! So much better than paying £18!

    A x

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    1. Thank you! :D glad you like it! :D Cannot believe they're actually charging £18.00! xxx

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  11. i kind of want to try this cause I am a big fan on nail trends! it looks so fun to do and wear!

    ♥ http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com/

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    1. You should do :D it's so much fun to do! & I can guarantee you'll get lots of compliments too! <3 xxx

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  12. OMG OMG this is actually fabby. I was really considering buying the kits but just didnt want to spend 18 quid on it and this is fabby. Thanks Lovely for sharing this with us.

    http://weegille.blogspot.co.uk

    Gillian xx

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  13. great idea, i was so reluctant to try the "real thing" because of the price but i will be giving this a go :) x

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  14. These look so great!! I'm a new Follower!

    Check out my nail art blog :)
    http://www.nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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  15. I'll definitely be trying this and save some money! :D

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  16. Great tutorial hun.

    I'm going to give it a go.

    I'm wearing my blue side cross bracelet and matching blue earrings from your shop today I love them. I'm going to be doing a blogpost on them soon xo

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  17. ace tutorial! I've just bought some micro beads off ebay i cant wait to try them xx

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  18. your nails are amazing! need to get some of those microbeads xx

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  19. They look really good! great money saving tip lol :-) x x

    www.beauty-bows.blogspot.com

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  20. Love them!
    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapitalblog.com

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  21. i love it!
    i mentioned you on my blog :)

    http://rockandcrosses.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/caviar-nails.html

    xx

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  22. I love this!


    www.rebeccaeoxo.blogspot.com


    xx

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  23. Fantastic blog, Thanks for sharing. Keep posting like this.
    Beading
    Bead andTrim

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