Caviar dreams

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Megan and I were recently treated to a Ciaté Caviar manicure, and by now most of you are probably wondering what caviar has to do with nails… Well, the inspiration came from Charlotte Knight, Ciaté’s creative director, who wanted to create something indulgent, extravagant and 3-dimensional for a magazine cover shoot.

The entire manicure took about 20 minutes and we walked out with beautifully designed nails. I went for the pinkish multi-colour caviar pearls and Megan had the pearl caviar manicure done. There’s also a black Ciaté Caviar pearls manicure available, but we were told Kim Kardashian had snapped up the last of that stock.

Caviar nails

If you’re looking for something different for a special occasion (maybe a wedding), we highly recommend this treat. Ciaté Caviar Manicure Kits will soon be available at selected retail stores and salons countrywide as well as through their online store.

If you’re up for a little DIY, here’s the easy step-by-step process:

1. Work on one nail at a time and apply two coats of the Ciaté Paint Pot shade.
2. Place your finger over the tray and sprinkle Caviar pearls over your painted nail ensuring you do this whilst the nails are still wet.
3. Once fully covered, gently press and compact the Caviar pearls onto your nail bed to ensure durability.
4. When done, place the mini funnel into the Caviar pearls bottle and tilt the tray over the funnel to pour in your excess precious beads.
5. Once finished, leave your nails to completely dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Voila! You now have perfectly Caviar manicured nails.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Sue1N

    Would rather have someone doing this for me. Sounds great!

    5 years ago •

  1. BiancaM

    Ive been looking for the kits but no luck so far :( Are they in stores yet?

    6 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    VERY…different…but in a good way different…

    6 years ago •

  1. Claire Mitchell

    I have tried this and must say that I really loved the effect. It is however very impractical if you use your hands a lot. It only lasts 24-48 hours :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I must try this. But only for occasion, for sure not an everyday look.

    7 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    Great for a special occasion.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    I like the DIY process,seems like it can be a lot of fun and creative

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Definetely not a very practical beauty regime. We need to move to faster yet effective regimes….

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    Not sure if I would like it on my nails!

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    I love, love, love this new Trend. It looks amazing!!!!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Julandism I was thinking the same thing. When I first read this article I was hoping the pics would be bigger so we could get a close up of the nails…

    7 years ago •

  1. deborah-jane

    WOW!! I’m really excited to try this:-)can’t wait

    7 years ago •

  1. MissJ

    I don’t really like a handful of caviar nails. Maybe on one or two nails (ring or peace sign), with the rest of the nails plain polish from the same colour palette.

    7 years ago •

  1. kunene

    wow that seems easy enough, i do my own nails, gel,acrylic and just simple painted nails, i can not wait until this product is available at retail stores, it will give me a different look for my nails.

    7 years ago •

  1. joubert

    O they look so edible, they remind me of cupcakes, can’t wait to buy them thanks for the article.

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I dont think I can manage this caviar mani

    7 years ago •

  1. McConney

    I love nail polish. I am always experimenting with different colours.

    7 years ago •

  1. M.Ross

    Can’t WAIT to have this on my nails!!

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    This sounds really cool, just wish your pics were a bit bigger!

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I love this stuff. It’s so different. I really like the multi-color one.

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Not that practical but on occasion, definitely!

    7 years ago •

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