Ciaté Caviar Nails

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…

Marta

 

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  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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