Friday, 13 April 2012

Welcome to Fish Egg Friday!

If you're not following the nail blogging world, here's a summary:

Ciate got their knickers in a twist over nail bloggers using the term "Caviar manicure". Odd, seeing as how this particular look is not trademarked by Ciate, and in fact was debuted a year ago by Dashing Diva.

I'm sure a good part of the twisting came from the fact that bloggers were showing how to recreate this look for a few dollars, as opposed to shelling out $25+ for the Ciate set.

When I saw the #FishEggFriday tag on twitter, I knew I had to join in! I stopped by Michael's on my way home and picked up a mixed package of Recollections Microbeads in the scrapbooking section, raced home, and produced this:




I used Deborah Lippmann On the Beach as my base colour, then applied a coat of Gelous to my ring finger and let it sit for about 60 seconds so it wasn't TOO wet, then dipped my nail into the bead vial.

I was honestly surprised at how easy and not messy this was. I used a nail brush to clean up stray beads over a small glass bowl, but that was about it. The Gelous helped the beads stick nicely to my nail - no muss, no fuss!

I didn't apply a topcoat, and I'll probably take this off before I go to bed tonight. It does have a limited shelf life as the beads tend to slough off fairly quickly.

I'll admit I'm not totally sold on the look, but it IS different and very eye-catching, so I may try it a few times before I give up totally.

For more details on Fish Egg Friday manicures, check The Polishaholic's post here!

And check out more Fish Egg manicures at these posts below!
Sammy http://nailasaurus.blogspot.de/

Salla http://www.polish-em.net/

Esther http://fabfingertips.blogspot.co.uk/

Emily http://lacquerologist.blogspot.co.uk/

Danielle http://rocknpolish.blogspot.co.uk/

Anna http://prettydigits.blogspot.co.uk/

Susan http://www.thesubtleshimmer.com/

Melissa http://melissawhitenails.blogspot.co.uk/

Ivana http://zabranjeni-grad.blogspot.co.uk/

A Lacquered Affair http://alacqueredaffair.onsugar.com/

Cristina http://www.letthemhavepolish.com/

Stephanie http://sincerelystephaniee.blogspot.co.uk/

Tiffany http://2thelastdrop.com/

Jeanette http://the-swatchaholic.com/

Alli http://thedailyvarnish.com/

Deez Nails http://deez-nailz.blogspot.com

Goose http://www.goosesglitter.com/

Rie http://nailsandnoms.com

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous? It's my favourite teal blue!

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    1. Deborah Lippmann has all the best colours! I love that I found a microbead to match :)

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  3. Wow!!!
    Those are one of my fav!! This colour is amazing :)

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  4. Love it!
    I meant to try this one when I saw some twitter postings too. Now I feel silly for forgetting. It looks great!

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  5. I love your version of this!! I LOVE blue! :D

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  6. Just found your blog! I am loving it!

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  7. That Lippmann blue is STUNNING! (I still haven't dragged my lazy butt down to Holt Renfrew)

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