Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Caviar Nail Art - Budget Alternative from eBay

So everyone's been going crazy over this Caviar nail art trend, mostly by the brand Ciaté.
£18 each for their Caviar nail kits, now don't get me wrong, they look gorgeous, but I just couldn't pay it, and went on the hunt for an alternative!

& Here it is.... One of my eBay bargains!
There were 18 bottles in total, how cute are these little jars?! 

 I used a nail art wheel I already had painted. These are colours from the Models Own Pastel collection. I brushed on a clear top coat over each colour and then matched up the colour beads and sprinkled them on.

(Please excuse the fact that I spilt a few blue beads over the orange before it totally dried haha, messy me!)


 You can purchase these beads from eBay, HERE for just £1.88 (Including P&P). Now although they are a bargain, please bear in mind that they are being shipped from Hong Kong, and delivery could take a while. Mine arrived roughly after 3 weeks of ordering, but they're well worth the wait :)

What do you think?






30 comments:

  1. What an easy and cheap alternative! Great post!
    -Amber
    http://beautyguide101.blogspot.com/

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  2. holy cats -- this is so freakin' cool! (and it's the first time i have heard of the caviar nail art trend as well!)
    i wish my nails weren't so crappy :/ otherwise i would totally do this!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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  3. I was trying to find an alternative to the ciate one! Yay I am buying this now! :)

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  4. What a great idea! And all of the colours you did are lovely :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Amazing, SO much cheaper! Love all of the colours you can get too :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really liked the multicoloured bottle, but forgot to include it in the photo! haha xx

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  6. That looks so cool! And you're right, a cheaper alternative than Ciate! Good find!

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  7. Wowzers those beads were so cheap! What a bargain. I agree, I wouldn't pay £18 for the Ciate x :-)

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    1. It's just a little too much for me! As much as I love nails, I just couldn't pay that! xx

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    2. Just think how many polishes you could get for that on a discount website! X :-)

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  8. So many beautiful colors! I love how this caviar nail trend looks I just feel that whenever I wear it I have to be SO careful as to not touch anything! But this is a great alternative to the uber expensive beads by Ciate!

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    1. Yeah I should imagine that the beads will probably come off quite easily when knocked. Shame really, but its fun to try anyway! :) xx

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  9. Ooh those look great! I agree that £18 is just SO expensive! Much prefer the ebay alternative :D
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  10. lovely colors and those bottles are super cute...

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    1. There are plenty of other gorgeous colours I haven't shown too! haha xx

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  11. Love this post! I am soo getting these! Thanks for finding them! xxx

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  12. I love it !
    Thanks to you I actually consider buying beads for on my nails xD

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    1. Haha go for it! :) It's quite fun even if they don't last too long xx

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  13. I think thats a great idea!! Theres really no need to pay out for the Ciate version. Great post xxx

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  14. Totally just ordered these! Glad I came across your blog, now a new follower :) xx

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