Beaded Nails Tutorial

Difficulty - Beginner

Beaded nails are quickly becoming the new "hot" mani which is awesome because it's so easy to do! I did all then of my nails in under ten minutes! That's the kind of mani I like! Unique, fast and fun. This mani is also sometimes called a "Caviar Mani" but you're legally only allowed to call it that if you use products from a certain brand. I've also heard it called the Fish Egg manicure by some awesome bloggers, but beaded works for me!

In this tutorial I used Beauty UK polish in White (If you're in North America, go for Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Whirlwind White) and bullion beads from Ebay and dollarnailart.com

Beaded Nails Tutorial


Tips & Tricks

  • Work over a folded piece of paper so it's easy to put the excess back into your container.
  • I mixed three different colors of beads to get a pastel look. Play around!
  • Make sure your second coat covers your entire nail, it's difficult to fill in bald spots after you've poured the beads.
  • Top coat can really change the look of the mani, so use with caution! I've shown the before and after below. It can also make the color run on some beads.


Beaded Nail Art
Beaded Nail Art
With top coat. They lose a bit of the 3-D look.

Other bloggers doing the "Fish Egg" manicure

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Still have some questions? Send me an email and I'll talk you through any problems you're having. Don't forget to email me a photo of your Beaded Nails so I can feature them here!


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