The most popular nail trend last year was the crackle coat. Nail stickers were big for fall with Katy Perry and Rihanna sporting some outrageous patterns. During awards season, Zooey Deschanel's tuxedo nails caused quite a stir. Since then, no bold nail trends have really sparked our interest.
The fashionable folk over at Fashionista.com have discovered a decadent new nail trend that will surely catch on like wildfire once it hits the U.S. -- the Caviar Manicure.
The UK brand Ciaté created the Caviar Manicure and will launch its new kits in April. The company's representative told Fashionista that the Caviar Mani kits will also soon be available at Sephora locations in the U.S. as well as online at Sephora.com. Of course, the company does not use real caviar (although that would probably catch on in some well-to-do circles). Instead bottles come packed with shining beads for application.
The inspiration behind the Caviar Manicure came about when Charlotte, Ciaté's Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a front cover magazine shoot and wanted to develop something feminine, indulgent yet delicately extravagant, describes the Ciaté website. The finished effect gives nails an instant sophisticated look.
How does it work? The Caviar Manicure is actually shockingly simple (though it looks gorgeously intricate). First you apply two coats of the enclosed Ciaté Paint Pot shade. Place your finger over the tray and sprinkle on Caviar pearls over the painted nail while still wet. After this, gently press and compact the pearls. Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
The Ciaté pearls will be offered in three colors -- black, white and multicolor -- according to Kiss and Makeup. The tiny beads look amazing in the campaign images. The multicolored version look quite like ice cream sprinkles; making the Caviar Manicure the perfect accessory for spring.
Fashionista noted that a similar sort of manicure was seen on models at the Cushie et Ochs' Fall 2012 show. Dashing Diva nail artists used seed beads from the designers' collection and applied them to models' nails for a cool 3D look.
What do you think of the Caviar Manicure? Will you try it?