OK, so technically now Tuesday, but at half 1 in the morning, this is what my life has come to. This last week has been a bit of a long slog. Far too many deadlines, a few mishaps, and to top it off, what is this weather?! It’s far too bitter.
So trying to unfreeze my tush, I settled with a mince pie, I re-did my nails for the new week.
You probably have seen Ciate’s Caviar Manicure which has been out for a good while now; however at £18 it’s a little pricey. Actually when it first came out, I did a DIY version, by buying little beads of eBay, which worked brilliant, if not a little bit bigger. However, now that it’s popular, other brands have cottoned on.
So roll up Superdrug’s MUA range.
knock off inspired range is
Constellations and there are 5 colours to choose from. I chose Scorpio as with
the red and green in it, I felt it was rather festive. Although at £3, I could buy them all for
cheaper than Ciate.
This time, I thought I’d create a abstract design, with the beads filling in one section, rather than going all over- maybe though for my next Christmas Party.
To recreate, I used:
- 17 Supreme Shine Nail polish- Sphinx
- No.7 Speed Dry Nail Colour - 30 Hot Heather
- Models Own nail art pen- Black
- Models Own nail art pen- White
- MUA nail constellation- Scorpio
- 17 Nail Xtras- Top Coat
- First, paint all over with Heather and wait till completely dry.
- Next, using Sphinx, paint a diagonal line, starting about half way down, and fill in the area underneath.
- TOP TIP: If your hand is less than steady, use a piece of with a straight edge to draw the diagonal line.
- Then draw another line for the tip of your nail using the white pen- I did mine slightly diagonal.
- Then using the same white pen, outline the edge between the gold and the pink section, and then do the same with the black pen.
- Now, pour a small amount of the nail constellations into a small, shallow pot. I used a plastic kitchen storage container.
- Once everything is dry, cover the tip section in clear nail varnish, and roll your nail in the beads.
- TOP TIP: You will need to slightly rearrange- a pair of tweezers is handy.
- Finally once all are done, give a good coat of clear varnish over the beads to set them.
There might seem like a lot of steps, but it isn’t actually as difficult as I have probably made it seem like.
The beads actually stick really well which I was skeptical about. Make sure you do cover a good coat of clear varnish to hold them though.
I’ve already had lots of compliments about them, so you are guaranteed the wow factor for your Christmas parties… or just a bit of everyday cheer.