You may have seen that with the July edition of Marie Claire there are free mini caviar nail kits from Ciaté. Marie Claire is £2.50 and the kits are valued at around £10, so you can't really go wrong. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I have two sets. The first kit was given to my mum and she gave it to me.
The blue is Starry Night and is made up of Ferris Wheel polish and Frost Yourself caviar pearls. The purple is Fairy Dust and is made up of Sugar Plum polish and Ice Queen caviar pearls. I haven't ever done caviar nails so I thought these would be the perfect way to try the technique out. These are also my first Ciaté polishes. I decided to use the Fairy Dust set first.
Sugar Plum is such a pretty lilac shade and I am really impressed with it. It was extremely streaky on first coat so I was a little worried, but when I applied a second coat it evened out. Looking at it now I think a third coat would have been even better but it's ok. This has to be the glossiest pastel colour I have used. I didn't really need to apply a top coat to add any shine. It's very different to have a finish like this with a pastel shade. The Ice Queen pearls are a mix of different colours in silver, purple, clear and iridescent blue. I think the idea to apply the pearls is to pour them over the wet polish. I thought this would get fiddly and very messy so I poured them into a bowl and dipped my nail directly into the pearls. All I had to to then was gently press them into the wet polish to secure them. Over all I am very pleased with my first Ciaté caviar nails and I am looking forward to seeing how long the pearls last. Day one, so far so good, a few have made a bid for freedom, but there aren't any glaring gaps.
Will you be trying out any of the mini caviar kits?
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