Caviar isn’t just for eating—it’s the latest in nail art

Ciaté Caviar Manicure in Rainbow

Ciaté Caviar Manicure in Rainbow

We all remember Robin Leach’s signature signoff saying “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” and for those of us ready to take that aspiration of livable luxury to the next level there’s Ciaté Caviar Manicure, the latest craze in nail décor. The system was created by Ciaté’s creative director Charlotte Knight, who wanted three-dimensional nails for a magazine cover shoot that were delicate and feminine—and totally indulgent. These tiny beads were the perfect answer.

Ciaté Caviar Manicure in Mother of Pearl

Ciaté Caviar Manicure in Mother of Pearl

Available in white (Mother of Pearl), black (Black Pearls) and birthday-cake-worthy Rainbow, these sprinkles-esque beads go on easily and come off with regular nail polish remover. Application is a no-brainer: simply paint your nails with a base coat (the kit comes with both a nail polish and the caviar beads, plus a tray and funnel to return the excess beads back into the bottle), and after applying the second coat of nail lacquer, gently sprinkle the beads onto each nail. Only do one finger at a time—not a whole hand—to ensure the polish remains wet enough for the beads to stick. Press the beads into the nail so they stick in the lacquer, continue onto the next nail and then let your nails dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

To make your textured tips last longer, try brushing a top coat just on the ends of each nail. And voilà—you’re left with the most enviable of extremely chic manicures! $25