I'm always one to jump on the band wagon when it comes to a new nail craze. So when Marie Claire decided to give away a free Ciaté Caviar Mini set with every issue, I was more than excited to try it out. However after using the product, which usually retails at £10.00, I couldn't have been more disappointed.
The freebie set was called Cookies and Cream and came with two bow decor bottles. The first bottle was a nude polish called Cookies and the second was a bottle of gold and beige caviar beads called Shooting Star.
I started by painting two coats of Cookie on my nails before realising it wasn't enough, as the polish was far from pigmented and extremely thin. Tediously, I added another two coats to my nails, before I began to get a rich colour that was streak free.
Next up it was time for the beads. Arguably this step was suppose to be the most enjoyable part of the process, but for me it was far from it. The beads were tiny and had a tenancy to flick off my nails really easily - causing nothing but stress and the need to hoover up. Overall longevity of the product was awful! Even when my nails dried the beads were constantly falling off and quickly became patchy.
To be honest, this product wasn't for me as I didn't like the messiness of applying it, and felt the poor longevity was a massive letdown. I don't plan on buying or using a caviar set again in the future, however would possibly consider giving one as a gift to a family or friend. I'd love to hear about your experiences with caviar sets and whether you like them or not. Leave a comment below.