As soon as the MUA Nail Constellations were released a month or so ago, I hunted high and low in Superdrug stores to find one! I luckily managed to grab the last one in Windsor, which just so happened to be the Gemini ones, which were my preferred colour.
MUA Nail Constellations are very similar to the Ciate Caviar nails, which retail for £18. These however, are only £3, so you don’t feel too guilty if you spill them everywhere (oops). The tiny beads have a gorgeous shine and the Gemini set are gorgeous shades of pastel pearly pink, blue, and purple.
They are supplied in a funnel for easy application with a re-sealable top. To use, you simply apply a coat of your nail polish, and then another coat which whilst still wet, you coat with the beads. You then just need to press them in a little bit, and they should set in place. I didn’t use a top coat when I applied them because the instructions on the bottle didn’t say too. However, the MUA website says to apply a generous coating of clear top coat to help them stay in place. Also, I used a brush on nail glue instead of nail polish, because I wanted them to be super secure on my night out!
Overall it worked well, I just needed a top coat. They looked amazing, really unique! I love the colours too, they matched my Essie nail polishes well. They lasted all night, but they were falling off by the next day, probably because I didn’t coat them. Other people have told me they lasted almost a week! But they’re definitely worth it even as a one night thing. They’re very eye catching! And not as messy as I thought either 🙂
Available from MUA or Superdrug for £3.
Once I picked off all the beads, it left this holey pattern which I actually think is pretty cool so I’ve left it like this! I like it!
Have you tried these or Ciate Caviar?