Have you ever wanted to try the Ciate caviar nails trend, but never wanted to pay for it? Well I’m right there with you. I love all of the latest beauty trends, but they can get so expensive. Every time I go to Sephora, I always see the Ciate caviar nail packages and they always look so cute that I want to get. Until I look at the price. $30 for some nail polish and beads? Ya I don’t think so. I rather spend $30 on some good foundation. Well this weekend I was browsing at my local Burlington Coat Factory. Usually I never find anything good there because its all so cluttered and a part of me doesn’t want to waste time searching for something that I know I won’t find. Luckily when I was looking in their beauty section I came across a Ciate nail kit and it was only $10. $10!!! can you believe that? A good bottle of essie polish costs around $8 already so I figured it was a good deal and I couldn’t pass it up. So I bought the kit. It came with 4 cute nail polish colors and 4 bottles of beads that would match the polish and a little funnel to pour the excess beads into the bottle.
The polish colors that came in the kit weren’t that great. It has your standard white, pink, baby blue, and red. Being the nail polish love that I am, I already own these colors. But then again I wasn’t buying the kit for the polish, I was all in it for the beads. So of course after me buying this kit, I had to try it out on my nails. And to be honest. It looked great on my nails for about a day…….
The polish had a nice consistency to it, but you did have to do a couple of coats to get the color looking nice. And of course after my nails dried I have to put on my favorite seche vite top coat. The top coat made my nails look amazing. It gave my nails a gel/shellac manicure look. I don’t know what it is that I do in my everyday life, but the beads fell off so quick. I probably have random little beads around my house somewhere now. The instructions say for you to paint your nail and then pour the beads on so that it will stick and that worked and all, but it just didn’t last. I wasn’t sure if I should use a top-coat on the beads or not, so I didn’t. Maybe when I try it next time I will put a top-coat on and see how much longer the beads will last on my nails. All-in-all, there were some pros and cons to this product. The pros were that it was a good price and the colors were fairly decent. The cons are that the beads didn’t last on my nails that long, it can get messy because they do put glitter in with the beads. When I was pouring some beads onto my nail, a whole bunch of glitter came pouring out with hardly any beads. Luckily you really couldn’t tell the difference from the glitter to the beads.
Overall I’m glad I bought this product and gave it a try. However, I think next time I will try using a top coat or maybe even some gel to get the beads to stay longer because you have to admit my nails did look amazing for that one day. lol.