I had seen some DIY Caviar nail tutorials on YouTube and thought it was a neat idea, but when I saw the Ciaté Caviar Manicure set at Sephora, I knew I needed to get it. I fell in love with the white Mother of Pearl set, so that is the one I ended up purchasing. They are all gorgeous, but the white stood out on the nail swatches a little bit more.
[Above images from Sephora.com]
The set was $28 Canadian and is really easy to use. Take everything out of the package and have the tray ready. You apply the first coat of nail polish and let it dry, The next step is done one nail at a time. Place the tray that is provided under your hand to catch any fallout beads. Apply a second coat and then sprinkle the beads on your nail. After sprinkling, pat down the beads into your nail bed so that they adhere better. Ciaté recommends adding a top coat to nail tips only. You have to allow this to dry for 15-20 minutes (which is a long time, because you suddenly need to do everything after doing your nails, or is that just me?).