Today is Fish Egg Friday. This means that a number of bloggers will be posting their Kaviar nails as a way to show you how to get the look for less! If you haven't heard by now this week the company a company which will not be named, has put out their own version of this look has contacted a number of bloggers with bascially a cease and desist email about using the words Kaviar manicure/nails (kaviar with a C though). For more information regarding this please read [THIS] post. The look was originally created by Dashing Diva way back in 2011 and was blogged about by ThePolishExchange and The Blay Report.
Now that that's out of the way onto the nails!
I did a bit of a different take on my Fish Egg nails. I did a fish egg graident here and today I wanted to do a half moon Kaviar. I started with a coat of Wet n Wild's Black Creme. Then I freehanded on a half moon shape in Essence's You Belong to Me. This is a really pretty blue mint colour with a hint of shimmer. Then I took my Clear microbeads from Michael's and sprinkled them onto the wet polish. Since the black was already dried they didn't stick there :) I had planned on adding black microbeads to the black area, but I really liked the texture without any beads there.
I love how these clear beads have a mother of pearl effect and you can still see the dreamy blue from underneath.
These beads can be purchased from any craft store or any store that sells scrapbooking supplies. The ones I purchased were from Michael's and came in a pack of 6 colours for $11.99 CAN and then I used a 50% off coupon that Michael's always seems to have. I have also seen them at various stores like Wal-Mart. If you like this then head to a craft store and pick up some microbeads!
Do you like my different take on the Fish Egg or Kaviar nails?
What are your thoughts on the company's behaviour?
Make sure you check out the rest of the awesome bloggers who are participating in Fish Egg Friday!
Sammy from The Nailasaurus, Salla from OMG Polish'Em, Esther from Fab Fingertips, Jeanette from The Swatchaholic, Emily from The Lacquerologist, Christina from Starlett Approved, Danielle from Polish. Glitter. Rock & Roll!, Anna from Pretty Digits, Susan from The Subtle Shimmer, Melissa from Adventures of a Nail Tech, Ivana from Ivana Thinks Pink, A Lacquered Affair, Cristina from Let Them Have Polish, Jen from The PolishAholic, Colour is Magic
And a big thanks to Kayla from Nails by Kalya Shevonne for creating this beauty!