Hello Darlings,

As all things caviar are concerned, I love Salmon Roe, Beluga, and Ossetra! But with nails, well caviar just doesn’t work. In theory caviar is a good idea, in practice not so much. Caviar nails have been the talk about town for months and after a casual trip to Sephora, I walked out with Ciaté caviar mini bar. Eager to try, I tested this newest trend in manicures!

Let me start of by saying that I love their nail lacquers but the caviar beads are a mess, literally. Messy or not, I am the kind of a girl that will make a big effort to get something that I want. So after numerous tries and errors, I finally finished my mani.

The following day, my morning shower was when things made a turn for the worst. While washing my hair, I not only conditioned my hair, but left hundreds of tiny beads in my hair – yuck! Still, with half the nails left with bunch of empty spots, I went on with my day wondering if it was just a problem with showering. Well it wasn’t and throughout the day lost the rest of the beads, and finished my day with getting another new mani.

So while I love the concept and the initial look, but caviar is just not practical.

Have you ever tried it? If so, what was your experience like?

With Love…





  1. December 6, 2012 / 12:47 am

    I wonder if the same thing would happen with their velvet manicure? In any case, good to know thanks for sharing!

    • December 7, 2012 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks Ania, please share if you do try the velvet one. I want to try it too, probably over the holidays.

  2. December 6, 2012 / 2:24 am

    I have to admit that they do look amazing! But I can imagine what a nightmare they are during day to day activities!! I’m trying Ciate’s velvet one this weekend so maybe that would work better?

  3. December 7, 2012 / 4:38 am

    Hi Marta,
    I used the caviar kit myself over the summer. I did not have the same experience as you re: hair washing. However, over the course of a week or so, the beads did fall off little by little. I think the caviar manicure is meant to be done just for a special evening – they are not meant to last longer than a couple of days.

    • December 7, 2012 / 10:55 pm

      Wow, this makes me wonder if I did something wrong applying them?? Agreed they are for special occasions, but I was still surprised how fast I lost mine 🙁

  4. December 7, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    That’s too bad about the beads getting everywhere; the manicure did look great in the beginning!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

    • December 7, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks Kate, yes but it was a bit ridiculous how much work it was to have it fail so fast.

  5. Leanne
    December 11, 2012 / 10:03 am

    Hi Marta, I have not tried either of the two mentioned but I did used the OPI sparkle polish over my regular polish for a party on Saturday and 3 days later it still looks great!

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