Nails of the Week- Peaches and er Caviar

For the past couple of weeks I have been scouring Pinterest for images of peachy nails. I eventually took the plunge and ordered some more Orly Gel FX, this time in First Kiss. It's a very elegant neutral peach tone but perhaps a little bit too subtle for me.

Instead I ended up using the gel as a base coat for Barry M's Peach Melba with a layer of my trusty Seche Vite top coat- a MUST for mamas on the go, it dries polish quick as a flash and leaves them super shiny!!

But that wasn't enough.....

I also attempted a caviar manicure! Ciate's Caviar Manicure has taken the beauty blogs by storm, but of course it sold out in record time. Whilst searching for other options, I came across this brilliant tutorial on Coleyyyful's Blog.

The teeny glass beads which you can see above were ordered from eBay. 

I am constantly rubbing dentinox into E's teething gums at the moment so I didn't think it was a good idea to cover all my nails with the beads and opted for an accent nail instead.

The finished effect looks kind of like those penny sweets I used to have as a child.

Update: Whilst I loved the caviar effect, I'm glad I didn't fork out for the Ciate version. 24hrs later it looked a mess, most of the beads had discoloured or had fallen off. 

Mama Verdict: for one night only!

P.S. The Orly Gel has doubled up as a FAB base coat allowing me to wear regular polish far longer than I normally would :)


  1. They look fab! The gel sounds good, can you get it online?

    X x x

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    1. Thanks :) the gel is supposed to be for salon use only but you can usually find it on eBay. You will need to get the whole kit though i.e base & top coat, primer and a uv light. xxxx

  2. This looks great! Barry M Peach Melba is one of my favourite shades at the moment too x

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    1. Mine too. I was undecided between this and Essie's A Crewed Interest but this was a bargain and I'm loving the colour! xxxx

  3. My daughter uses Barry M and I am alway stealing it, Its brilliant and they do some brilliant colours that you dont see anywhere else. Have you tried their crakle glaze yet?

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    1. They're great aren't they! I've tried the crackle glaze and have even done a blog post on their croc effect crackle polish. My fave though has to be dusky mauve which is an exact copy of Chanel Paradoxal at a fraction of the price!!


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