Prom Queen

Once again I’m a day late! Yesterday, I was out shopping all day in Newcastle, and at the Metro Centre, so I didn’t have time to try out yesterday’s Mini Mani Month polish. Behind door 4 was the first caviar blend, Prom Queen, which is a mixture of pink, blue and silver pearls, and pink and silver glitter.

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I’ve wanted to try out a caviar manicure for a while, to see how easy it was, how it looked and how well it lasted.

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 You start off painting your nails how you’d like, I chose Nails Inc Brompton Place, and for my accent finger where I’d be using the caviar pearls, Models Own Snow White

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After you’ve painted the second coat on your desired nail, you sprinkle the pearls on the nail (over some sort of tray/bowl to catch the rest), and once your nail is covered you gently press down so that the pearls stick in to the polish. I did this on the carpet with the lid from a tupperwear box. It wasn’t as messy as I expected, but a few pearls did bounce off onto the carpet, which I found was down to me pouring it a bit too fast and high.

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Once you’re done with the pearls, you use the funnel provided to tip the unused pearls back into the pot. I did have a slight problem with this, as a lot of the glitter didn’t want to go back into the pot!

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 You then seal the manicure with a bit of top coat around the tip of the nail.

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Overall, I do like how it looks (I’m not a big fan of the odd pieces of glitter in the blend) and it was really easy to do, but I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. I did this around an hour a go, and I’ve already lost a few pearls, so I can’t see it surviving a shower, or the washing up!

Has anyone else tried a caviar manicure? Do you have any tips for how to make it last?

Lyndsey 🙂

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