Sounds decadent, doesn't it? As I had mentioned in my previous post I had purchased some micro beads for fish egg (caviar) manicures. I had seen this technique on various blogs( including Pushing Polish's version- seriously check it out!), so I decided to recreate it for myself. I decided that my first caviar attempt would be with the Color Club mini I received in my May Birch Box, Disco Nap. Disco Nap is a lovely cool-toned gold that goes on perfectly in 2 coats. I have nothing but praise for this polish, however I already have my perfect gold color. So I probably won't be buying the full-size version of this.
I have purchased a rather large container of Recollections micro beads in a shade called Champagne. It matched the color of Disco Nap perfectly! Sometimes things just fall into place... I started by painting my nails with Disco Nap, leaving my ring and thumb fingers for last. Then I opened my box of micro beads and I noticed that there was a way to dip my finger in the container. I painted my ring finger with Disco Nail and while it was still wet, I dipped it into the container for the micro beads to stick on. I then tapped the excess back into the box. It's a lot easier to do each finger individually.
I'm a big fan of accent nails so I think this type of nail art is the way to go! When I was done with all 4 fingers, I applied a layer of Seche Vite over the bead, to act as a sealer. However, just know it will be impossible to make this perfectly smooth. I had experimented with this type of manicure without a top coat, just to see what difference it makes. It looked just as pretty as this one but the beads were constantly falling off! I know that this type of nail art is not meant to last more than 1-2 days tops, but I lost half the beads within HOURS!!! So yes, I highly recommend using a top coat over this look. Not only did it help my manicure last, it also delayed fading of the micro beads.
I've included a close-up of my ring finger. Sorry that this was pre-cleanup, I got too excited! I loved how this looked, and my coworkers were OBSESSED... I think this is great to do for a special occasion. I bought a whole slew of colors so get ready to be bombarded with caviar!
What do you think of the fish egg/caviar trend? Is it something you'd try?