Friday, April 13, 2012

Novelty Nails - Microbeads/Fish Eggs

Next up was microbeads! I wanted to try out the "Caviar" trend. I found this set of microbeads at Michaels for 50% off. It had 8 different colors in the mulitpack for a final price of $3.50. Much cheaper than the Ciate version....

You can attach these a number of ways... foil glue, nail glue, or still wet topcoat. You would probably get the best wear out of nail glue. When I tested these I had them coming off left and right after just 1 hour of wear. I just used still wet Seche Vite though.

 I'm wearing China Glaze Spontaneous btw.
 I prefer this as just an accent nail and not an entire mani. But that's just my opinion. :)

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34 comments:

  1. I like is as both an accent and a full manicure but I couldn't imagine doing it on my nails. The longevity of it is ridiculous :P
    I love the colours you chose.

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  2. Looks great as an accent nail :)

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  3. I agree that the accent nail would be enough for me....very pretty!!

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  4. I definitely like this trend better as an accent nail versus the whole nail. I still don't think I'd wear it - doesn't seem to wearable or practical to me!

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  5. I definitely like it more for an accent than for a full manicure but I just cant' do the 3-D thing on myself! I love seeing pics though and the light purple is a great look for it!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE♥♥♥♥

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  7. Love how you just did the accent finger :) super cute

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  8. very pretty color! so happy you did your caviar nails today and helped with "sticking it to the man". mine is up too if you want to check it out. (:

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  9. The beads would be off in two seconds on me. I'm a picker, and I work as a bartender, which is always chipping my polish without any 3D stuff...

    But I do wonder if it would be more durable with a topcoat on over the beads. It might lose a little of the eggy look, but be less prone to damage... I might have to break down and try it.

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  10. I love how it looks on others but I definitely cant keep these on my own. Haha.

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  11. lovely color of beads, i only have simple silver ones ... yet :-P

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  12. This is so fun for a special night/day event. I read one blogger was contacted by Ciate who told her in writing that they saw she was using Caviar mani and that they were trademarking that term so she could not use it! I think we all need to boycott Ciate! That is just so lame. If they wanted to trademark something, they should have come up with a name that was not already out there being used for this nail art form over the past year or even more if you look at some of the high end NY Fashion shoots.

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  13. The color choices on this are fabulous! I've mostly seen this done in black, but i love the purples.

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  14. Fantastic version of those kaviar nails ^^ I think this colour is very spring and romantic ^^

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  15. I like these! I don't think I could handle a full mani of them, but as an accent it's really cute.

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  16. I'm a bit dubious to pay so much for something that lasts for very little time so this is the perfect alternative!

    http://mysteriousalice.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Lovely! I think the accent nail looks better. All the nails covered in beads looks a bit overwhelming to me.

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  18. I loved your blog, very well done, and your posts are brilliant!
    Already signed up the newsletter to find out the news blog.
    I am from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and I also have a website.

    Reghiane
    www.blogcoisasdikarol.com

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  19. Liking the pearly metallic effect of those beads!

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  20. Loved the nails. Will have to try.

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  21. I just tried this and I absolutely love it!!! I don't know how long it will last, but at least it's not expensive to try! Thanks for the idea!

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  22. How do you remove them after awhile? Great job. Cute look.

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  23. What a nice creativity. I am very impressive with your blog. I like your nail color. Thanks for sharing......

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  24. Wow! This is really something.Never taught that nails could be made very beautiful by just being creative. Would love to try those on my nails.

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