Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Caviar Manicure Finally Hits The High Street


The Caviar Manicure, as championed by Ciate, has finally hit the highstreet! It’s always a matter of time before the trends started by high-end brands inspire affordable copies, and this time it comes in the form of MUA’s ‘Nail Constellations’.
 
They work in exactly the same way as the Ciate variant, but they don’t come in a ‘kit’ with a coordinating nail polish. They also have a useful funnel applicator that you can switch around to pour any excess beads back into the bottle. Oh… and they are only £3, compared to Ciate’s £18!
 The colours shown below are Libra (Black/Turquoise) and Pisces (Pink/Blue)
If you’d like to see a blow-by-blow tutorial on how to apply these to your nails, I made a video way back in May using the Ciate kit:

96 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the look of these! They are really affordable too :) x

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  2. Love these! Definitely going to give them a try!
    Great post!
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    x

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  3. wow that looks so cool on your nails xx

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  4. I can't wait to try these out :)! xx

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  5. Have you also seen that GOSH have reissued Holographic? Only this time they are marketing it as a short-wear nail colour, 'one night only' type thing. Probably wise.

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  6. I've got Libra and love it :) It's nice with a plum coloured varnish underneath for a seasonal touch :)

    Georgina
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  7. Libra looks amazing. Shame they're always out of stock at my local Superdrug x

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  8. I've been using some which I got at a $1-$10 shop here (they sell stuff thats only between those prices, and all kinds of stuff too), and you could get teeny tiny bottles in packs of 5 with different coloured beads in each one, they're really cute!

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  9. I got one recently but I haven't used it yet! Thank you for showing me how it will look :D

    Danniella x x x

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  10. Oooohh it looks very nice!

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  11. would love to have MUA in my country! ;[

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  12. That looks so amazing! I know what I'm buying while i'm out today! ;)
    X

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  13. So cool! I'm coming to the UK in december and might definitely pick up on of these kits when I am there :) xx from Finland,Min Boudoir

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  14. ahh I really want to try these, always wanted to try the ciate ones but couldnt justify the price xxx

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  15. I love MUA, so happy they've brought these out!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  16. how great are these?!
    i'm definitely going to be growing my nails so i can give this a go.
    thanks for letting us know about MUA bringing them out Fleur!
    Laura x

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  17. These look great, absolute bargain! Only problem is, I think that kind of effect on my nails would drive me crazy - I'd be re-doing them all the time... Soon as one pops off, I'd want to take it all off and start again! Obviously, that's just my problem :0)

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  18. These look amazing
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  19. This is almost the best news all day! Haha :) I wanted to do a caviar manicure for Christmas parties but really didn't think £18 was worth it, now I can have guilt free caviar manicures!! Thanks for posting this :) x

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  20. No way! I can't believe MUA are doing this, this is so affordable! I definitely want to try the black one with blue bits! xx

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  21. It looks amazing for only £3!

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  22. looks AMAZING !

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  23. i love that ,caviar make the nail so amazing >.<

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  24. The black with the blue is beautiful, the website for Superdrug is so user unfriendly though, and they only have one bottle for sale, the Leo. I've just ordered a couple of bags of beads from a seller on Etsy, but they are notoriously hard to source at the right size. Well done MUA, as always, putting the customer first

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  25. Deffo gonna get these!:)

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  26. Oh, nice! And the fact that it is MUA, one of the cheapest brands available here makes it even better!

    -Elodie x
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  27. Nice =)
    I hope one of the brands sold in Norway will come with something similar soon. We don't have MUA :/

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  28. Love it!

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  29. considering trying one of these out now that they're only £3 xxxxx

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  30. so great they are finally not that expensive.. I mean the beads fall off so why spend so much money!

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  31. I can't even explain how amazing these are! I will definitely be trying them out, gorgeous! xo

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  32. Amazing that they have a cheaper allternative already! I really love the look of Pisces on your nails, I can't wait to try it out!

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  33. I still don't know about this type of manicure, looks strange to me, lol. It's nice to see that there's a cheaper version available though. :)

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  34. I would be so tempted to eat that, I don't think I should ever try it.

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  35. I have just got one of these today but i got pisces, haven't tried them yet but look forward to trying them x
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  36. I'm so glad that there is a high street copy now! Need to find these.

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  37. These look amazing! I'm having a UK friend of mine ship one over to me ;-)

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  38. I haven't seen anything like this in the Philippines yet, or maybe I just don't go out as much :P But they do look different, and I like Pisces even though I'm a Libra ahahaha. Thanks for the tutorial Fleur :D

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  39. i think its such a cool look but i feel like it would annoy me!
    xxx
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  40. Looks awesome, but it would most probably roll off during the day xox
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  41. They look like sweeties! I think I would be tempted to eat them. Bloody good price though!
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  42. These look amazing, I really want to try them!


    Sarah x
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  43. I think i would eat my nails! I'm new to blogspot and have no followers :( please take a gander :D http://madeofmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. These look like so much fun :) can't wait to give them ago!!

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  45. me and my friend saw these today! I was thinking about getting them but after seeing this I deffo am!
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  46. OMG! This is just too cute!
    Love it!

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  47. I love them! I need to check them out.. so pretty.

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  48. Wow they're so cool. Wished that they sold MUA in Australia. Great post. x

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  49. Ahhh wish they came to Australia! I remember your video from ages ago about this, and I've been waiting ever since :(

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  50. ahhhh this is so exciting! Pisces looks SO pretty!! i hope these start selling around the world :)!!!

    rachel x
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  51. Deffo need to get these! Hopefully my superdrug stocks them:)x

    Lucyx
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  52. They look amazing! So affordable too!


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  53. I'm still coming around to this new 'thing' in nails, but great colour combination and great price to try this out

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  54. These look so pretty and amazing! xo

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  55. Awesome post! <3

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  56. Awesome, really need to try these out, especially as they're £3! x x

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  57. Ahh these look amazing! The ciate ones were beautiful but even i thought they were a tad overpriced and I buy OPI and Ciate polishes! XO

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance, I've just started out and any feedback would mean the world to me <3

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  58. I love them! Trusty MUA strikes gold again!

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  59. Ohh these look amazing! I've always wanted to try the Ciate but couldn't justify spending that much on some beads, but now I'm definitely going to try these MUA ones! :D

    If anyone has a spare minute I'd love you to check out my blog that I started today - I'd be very grateful for any comments :)

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  61. Ahhh so happy! Been lusting over the Ciate version but waiting for a cheaper version to come along!
    xo

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  62. I love the look of these, I'm definitely going to have to try them out! Although its disappointing that I don't really like the pisces colours because thats my star sign, silly really I know, but it still makes me a little disappointed haha.

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  63. love this! and love the blog! can't wait to read more, girl.

    love, rach.
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  64. These look pretty interesting

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  65. this manicure looks perfect on your nails fleur!!

    :)
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  66. I really want to try these out now! :) xxx

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  67. I still dont get this trend! Id pick the balls off one by one when bored!! xx

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  68. I have just ordered the 'Leo' version for £2.50 on Superdrug ! xo

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  69. Thank you for posting the cheaper alternative Fleur :)

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  70. I really want to try these out they look great! :)

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  71. I managed to pick up Gemini over the weekend and can't wait to give it a try.

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  72. Ahhh they look like hundreds and thousands and so sweet! I can't wait to try them, I really like the pastel looking ones. I hope they show up in Australia soon!

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  73. Oh my they look so good! Especially as an accent nail! Must get these!


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  74. So excited to try these, can't believe I skipped the MUA stand today before I had read this! http://laurenzetta.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. omg! these are seriously so cool so glad theres a more affordable option out now! gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  76. I can't wait to get my hands on these! I love the look it gives and now it's affordable too! Who doesn't love MUA?!
    Sophie :)
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  78. i'm still not sure about these, i don't know wether i like the look of them :/ xx

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  79. I'm definitely going to get my hands on these and give them a try! X

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  80. I think this looks awesome. May have to give it a whirl:)
    Sara xx
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  81. I love love love the nails! Not a massive fan of the lips though!

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  82. I have the Gemini Constellation and I think they're great! They're affordable so everyone can test the method before committing to spending money on Ciate, and to be honest I don't think I'm going to invest in them now that I've tried MUA's because I'm happy with theirs! Love the review :)

    Lana, xo
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  83. These look fab on you, i've had some right issues getting these on though!!

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  84. they look sooo pretty. its a awesome!! need to get one : D

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  85. I love this! Wish they sold MUA in Belgium!
    I would love to try these :)
    What other colors are there?

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  86. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really love the article. It proved to be very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also engaged! I’m sure you had joy writing this article.hgh

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  87. i finally bought these because of your blog post and have now done a blog post myself :) x
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  88. looks real pretty! but don't the pearls come off easily? x

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