DIY: spruce your tips up with nail caviar
Textured nails are the new 2013 trend. With nail caviar becoming the new ‘it’ nail craze to take the beauty world by storm, we knew that we had to get involved by giving ourselves a little pampering. With the likes of Nail Rocks and Ciate making us bead crazy, we thought why not try it ourselves! So here is a step-by-step DIY guide to creating your own nail caviar, without burning a hole in your purse.
You need to start by buying yourself a lush shade of nail lacquer. With this season’s trends looking at a palette of bold, bashful colours, we’d recommend the blue Moondance or pink Wistful Holographic nail shades (£6) from Topshop or the Mint Green paint by Barry M (£2.99).
You also need pot of microbeads to match the shade of your choice. These can be bought online for less than £1.50 here or any craft stores. You, of course, don’t need to stick to one colour but we love matching the beads to blocks of nail colour.
Once you are fully equipped, you need to start by applying one layer of colour to your nails. Once this is fully dried, you need to decide on your choice of nails to be decorated. Our top tip is to not cover every nail with caviar, but be selective with the nails that you choose.
Once you have made your decision, add another layer of varnish to your nails. Whilst they are still wet, dip the chosen nails into the microbeads, coating each one with the caviar. Gently press the beads into your nail with a cotton wool pad to remove any excess and then leave to dry for around 15-20 minutes.
You can add a layer of clear varnish to protect your caviar for longer but we recommend a lot longer drying time to make sure they do not smudge!
So there you have it! Simple, straightforward and a totally sexy way of making your nails exciting!