Archive | March 2012

New Nail Trend Alert: Behold the Caviar Manicure

 

Nail polish trends come and go (see: the French manicure) but luckily there’s always something new, wonderful, and wacky in the pipeline. Last year it was all about crackle top coats andmagnetic polish. We hadn’t really seen anything new yet this year in the world of nails…until now.

UK nail polish brand Ciaté, which will be available soon at Sephora in the US, is launching new kits in April to create what they are calling the “Caviar mani.” (The company’s reps tell us those kits will be available stateside, too.) Now, this is not a new idea: We saw it on the runway at Cushie et Ochs’ Fall 2011 show where Dashing Diva nail artists used seed beads from the designers’ collection to create the three dimensional nail look.

 

 

As far as nail art goes, it’s pretty easy to DIY, as you can see here. You basically just sprinkle beads all over some wet nail polish and let it dry. But this is the first time we’ve seen it offered in the convenience of a kit–Kiss and Makeup reports that the beads will be offered in three colors: black, white, and multi (seen above, which will make your nails look like a happy little cookie.) We fully expect other brands to follow suit–it seems like a concept that’s pretty easy to produce and the bottles of beads can sit right next to bottles of polish on the shelf.

Will caviar nails be the new glitter?

Photos: Courtesy Ciaté

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