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Manicure Monday: Caviar Half ‘Moon'

Monday 29 July 2013

Dita Von Teese once said there was nothing more classic than a half moon manicure. Well, I was never one for classics. My twist is instead of a half moon, do a triangle, and just to keep this thoroughly not classic, throw in caviar beads. 

Caviar nail art (3)

To recreate you will need:
  • The Saturdays Magnetism Nail by FashionistA: Rochelle
  • MUA Nail Constellation: Scorpio
  • A top coat.
Optional but handy-
  • A straight edge piece of card
  • Tweezers.
  • A container to catch excess beads.
Caviar nail art (2)

First paint all over your nails in ‘Rochelle’ and allow to dry.

Now carefully with your top coat paint a triangle at the base of your first nail. If you need to use the card as a guide you can, but at this stage, neatness doesn’t matter.

Pour over your triangle the Nail beads and shake off excess. Using the card, push diagonally against the edges of the triangle to neaten the beads.

If there are any gaps or stray beads use your tweezers to move into place.

Allow to dry, before adding a top coat over to set the beads.

Repeat with other nails. 

Caviar nail art

Caviar nail art (4)

I love Dita Von Teese, and I think she is the epitome of class and sophistication, but I just can’t help it, I am a thoroughly modern girl.

Well my dad did just tell me that ‘No, you do not look posh Laura’. Might as well not fight it then! 

Also if you are wondering how to remove caviar nails, see my post for a super easy trick.

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  1. wow these look amazing! do you find that the beads stay put? I can imagine they fall off fairly easily although i have never tried to use them.



    1. I was actually surprised at how well they stayed. You do get a bit of shedding, and the longer the time, the more you lose, however if you put a good strong top coat over them, they stay really well. I've showered and slept since last night when I did them as far as I can tell I haven't lost any major amounts. xx

  2. Have to do the caviar manicure again.

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  3. They are awesome looking Dita Von Teese will be jealous of those :) xx

  4. Love the color so elegant you did an amazing job.

  5. Oh my gosh these look very cool indeed! I love the bold colours! I'm getting my nails done this week but I'm not so sure my little salon does anything quite this interesting :)

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

    1. You should try it yourself afterwards. The worst that could happen is that you don't like it, so you just nail polish remover it off :) xx

  6. Pretty manicure :) x


  7. Wow this is stunning! Love this modern twist on a classic mani! I'll definitely have to try this! xx

  8. There ain't no fighting it, grrrrr! haha These are as modern as can be and they look amazing! xx


    1. I know, I tired to do the classic look, but I always creep back to my wild and modern :) x

  9. Oh my god Laura what patience you have!! These are beautiful - I've never seen a triangle done with beads like this and it's such an impressive effect!!
    Thank-you for leaving a comment on my blog, I'm enjoying reading through yours! I will be following along with BlogLovin'; already spotted your Oxford posts and loving the architecture!

    If you ever do buy those boots, take a picture and share it on here..I'll salivate from afar!

    Flora x

    1. Thanks so much Flora. I thought the triangle was a bit different to the traditional half moon.

      Glad you enjoyed the rest of my blog too :) xx

  10. This is an amazing mani! :) Love how creative you have been.

    I have never had the patience for caviar nails!



  11. This design it gorgeous! Lovely. You've got amazing talent x


  12. such a cute idea! Deffo going to try this out for my holiday! x

  13. Wow! I am so trying this!

  14. What a lovely idea! I find full-on nails very annoying and high mantenance, but maybe this way I'll be able to wear them ^^

  15. I love this! I have a few caviar beads I picked up at a show that I haven't used. Now I have some inspiration!