Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ciate Caviar Manicure

NOTHING, I REPEAT NOTHING gets me more excited than seeing a new nail varnish fad - well, apart from a free bucketload of vodka, but that doesn't happen often.

I was browsing the beauty sites today as I normally do at work, and I came across Ciate's new venture, the 'Caviar Manicure' - I know I am hugely late for this as there has been a presale and it's sold out but I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THESE NAILS!

This is the 'official' press release on the website:

"Caviar Manicure - The first three dimensional nail kit of it's kind

The inspiration behind the Caviar Manicure came about when Charlotte, Caite's Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a front cover magazine shoot and wanted to develop something feminine, indulgent yet delicately extravagent.  The finished effect gives nails an instant sophisticated look - very Ciate!"

I must say when I first saw the pictures of these nails I nearly wet myself!  They just look like hundreds and thousands stuck all over your nails and I LOVE IT!

At the moment the kits come in 3 colours - Rainbow (multi), Black Pearl (black) and Mother of Pearl (white).  They have a video and a step by step guide on the site telling you how to create this look.  You basically get a bottle of normal nail varnish in the pack along with a bottle with the pearls inside.  You work on one nail at a time and paint the nail with the normal colour, then just sprinkle the peals on top.  Once covered you press the pearls into your nail and leave them to completely dry for 10-15 minutes.  You even get a little funnel with the kit to easily put the excess sprinkled pearls back in the pot!

I love the look, my favourite is currently Black Pearl but i'm also very into the Rainbow shade - I can see online this was on pre-sale and there is no clue as to when these kits will go on general release but you can sign up to be notified when they do.  I spied that these kits are being sold in Sephora soon and as I am off to Vegas in a month (33 days to be precise, i'm not THAT excited) I am hoping i'll be able to nab myself a few of these if they are released when I am there!

What do you think of the Caviar Manicure?  Is this something you'd try or would you just admire from afar?


Mother of Pearl
Black Pearl


  1. The black pearl is amazing. I don't know if I'd have the patience to do it myself, but I'm definitely going to give it a go.

  2. I know! To be fair it won't take that long, not like normal nail art. Paint your nail, whack a load of pearls on them, leave them to try - bosh!