Nail Trend: Caviar Nails

Caviar Nails are another new and creative nail design. I have been looking out for a new one to top the scene in 2012 and i found it!  Say goodbye to crackle coats and hello to caviar nails. These nails are funky fresh and very unique. It allows you to add tiny beads to a wet coat of nail polish, giving the “caviar” effect. Who won’t stare in wonder. Caviar nails  or the beaded manicure were first spotted on the runways at Cushnie et Ochs’ fall ’11 show and they finally made it to the streets.

You can get your own caviar nails thanks to Ciaté’s new DIY kits, available at Sephora this April, but you don’t have to wait  see my DIY tips below. I am curious to find out how you are supposed to remove these beads when need be because i tried the crystal studded nails before and man it was annoying getting those things off. I had to soak my nails in acetone. I guess that can work for the beads just the same. Will you be trying this trend?


DIY Caviar Nails

Purchase microbeeds and glitter from any arts and craft store like Michael’s, located in the scrapbooking section. 

1. Apply one coat of desired nail polish. Let dry.

2.Apply second coat, springle nails with microbeads before the polish drys. If the polish dries the beads won’t stick! Also if you get a big enough container of beads you could also just stick your nail into the beads one by one.

3. Once fully covered, gently press and set the beads into your nail bed.

4. Spray with nail glitter if desired or nail art activator spray.

5. Leave your nails to completely dry for about 15-20 mins and voila!

6. To create a gradient effect, use tweezers to mix in contrasting beads. And when you’re ready to take it off, basic acetone polish remover makes the process simple.