Monday, June 18, 2012

Caviar Manicure Without the Price Tag

I've been fascinated with the idea of a caviar manicure for a while now. A recent trip to Sephora showed me how expensive the set was. For 25$ you get a simple black nail polish by Ciate, a bottle filled with tiny black microbeads and a little funnel for you to put the beads back into the pot when you're done. 

My caviar manicure cost me all of 8$. The nailpolish is a plain black by Essence and the microbeads are from Michaels. You get double the amount of beads that you would get in the Ciate kit and there are loads of colours that you can choose from. 

So what is a caviar manicure? All you have to do is paint your nails a base colour. I really wouldn't recommend using a fast dry nail polish. Look for one that takes a little while to set and fully dry. After you've applied however many coats you need, begin to sprinkle the microbeads on your nail and gently press them down. Do not apply a top coat when you're done. It's super easy and simple and can definitely be done for a fraction of the price!


  1. Such a nice blogpost, I can totally see myself buying the essence and michaels version. I absolutely love your blog and followed it with no doubt

    1. Thanks! It's definitely a lot cheaper and you get the same results!

  2. Loved this post! I love finding beauty shortcuts! Please continue to share if you have more! xo

    Have a good night!

  3. this is an awesome idea!:) thanks for the post.

  4. Interesting! I would love to see the end-result.