On the index and ring fingers I used Sally Hansen White On and Michael's "Recollections" Clear Micro beads. AKA the cheap version. This costs less than $10.
On the middle and pinky fingers I used Ciate Caviar Manicure from Sephora AKA the not cheap version. You need to shell out $25 for this kit. Which includes the polish, microbeads plastic tray and funnel. You absolutely need the funnel to get the overflow of beads back into the container. They should actually call the Ciate beads nanobeads. They are smaller than the Michael's beads.
Can you see the difference? Index and ring are cheapo version. Middle and pinky the $$$ version.The sally Hansen polish is thicker and therefore covers up some of the beaded goodness more than the Ciate polish. In my opinion, it also means the Michael's beads will stay on longer.
The finished look at first glance is exactly the same..but then you look again and the Ciate beads are smaller, fill up the space better and have a bit more of a rainbow effect when the light hits them. Very subtle but noticeable difference. I for one, am always drawn to the more elegant look, so err I do love the Ciate Caviar Nails. Controversy or not. And yes, I will be rockin the cheapo version. Because I can :D
Will you shell out the money? Do you even like this beaded look?
Have a great day everyone!!