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BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen & how-to tutorial


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Hello! Tonight I bring you a special post. When I first started blogging I showed you BYS Glitter Dust for Nails Feeling the Spark-le (please forgive my terrible photos and crappy clean-up in that post!) and tonight I’m bringing you another nail kit from BYS that I thought I would never try. Caviar beads. But the kit was AU$3 from Kmart; how could I say no? Never say never, hey!

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

So BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen is, as you can tell from the name, a caviar bead kit so you can re-create the very on trend caviar bead look, as you see above (and what you get when you use the kit). I think BYS has quite a few of these kits in all kinds of colours, but I was drawn to Prom Queen for its bright multi-coloured beads and also its absolutely stunning Prima Ballerina, the neon pink pastel creme that is included in the kit. Prima Ballerina is from the BYS Neon Pastels Collection that was released in 2011. I am completely in love with this colour. So much so it is now gracing my toes even though it’s winter!

But moving on. So today I want to show you how I applied the beads to my ring finger. I called it a ‘how-to tutorial’, because I didn’t know what else to call it. Sorry if it’s a bit deceptive.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

So here is the kit. You get a pot of caviar beads (10g), a nail polish and a small brush to wipe away excess caviar beads once applied.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

What I did was keep the pot of caviar beads in the packaging it came in, this little plastic holder thingo, but to be honest you don’t have to do that. It doesn’t move around all that much I found. I also suggest you pull off any excess bristles from the brush before you begin as the brush can sometimes drop bristles onto your nail.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

So here I have applied two coats of Prima Ballerina to each nail, doing my ring finger last so it is wet when I dip it into the caviar beads. If you’re going to be doing a full hand of caviar beads, I would suggest doing each nail separately so the nail polish doesn’t dry.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

Here we go! As you can see (a bit) I moved the caviar beads to one side of the pot so it was easier to put my finger in.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

And the ring finger is in! I just lightly pressed it against the caviar beads, there’s no need to really force it into the mix, the nail polish makes it grip quite well.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

So when you have finished dipping your finger you may have some caviar beads underneath your nail. I just used the brush to lightly wipe these away, as well as any on the top of the nail that weren’t adhered to the nail polish. To be honest, if this didn’t happen at all I reckon you wouldn’t even need the little brush.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

Yay! And then this is what it should look like! I found this much more simpler than the BYS glitter kit.

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen by Dry, Dammit!

Like I said before, the end result it so much better than what I thought it would be! I’m pleasantly surprised with how easy the whole process was, as well as the overall look. I would only wear caviar beads as a special occasion thing, but I think for its point of different it’s worth it. I can’t believe I wasn’t a fan! Don’t get me wrong though, this doesn’t mean I’m going to go out and buy every caviar nail kit around. But it’s nice to know the option has been opened up for me.

When I removed the caviar beads, all I did was put a piece of cotton ball soaked in acetone on top of it for about a minute – and it just peeled off perfectly. I think because it’s placed on top of the nail polish this is why it’s so easy to remove.


  • Where to buy: Kmart
  • Cost: AU$3
  • What you get: A 14ml polish, 10g caviar bead pot and a small brush

So let me know what you think of this ‘how-to tutorial’. Is there anything I have missed? What do you think if this look? Thanks for reading!

11 thoughts on “BYS Caviar for Nails Prom Queen & how-to tutorial

  1. I love this! I haven’t tried caviar beads yet because they look so difficult. Hopefully I’ll be able to find a kit like this in the US soon.

  2. I really love this!! I’m going to go to Kmart after work and see if I can get myself some!!

    • You should! It was really worth the AU$3, ha ha. It’s actually cheaper buying the kit to get a nail polish than it is just to buy the nail polish by itself (the BYS nail colours at Kmart are AU$4). Isn’t that incredible?

  3. Prima Ballerina is beautiful! I want to find this kit for the colour alone, but the caviar nail also looks amazing!

    I am going to check my local KMart tomorrow – fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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