Today the nail blogging community really united against the ridiculousness of Ciate – it’s probably been one of the most entertaining and hilarious days I’ve seen since we started The Daily Varnish almost 2 and a half years ago.
I’m sure by now that you’re all aware that Ciate has contacted some bloggers over their pending patent on the term “Caviar Nails” which apparently was actually used over a year ago by Pattie Yankee & Dashing Diva.
If you ask me, the whole thing is really silly – Ciate needs to learn a lesson from OPI and Deborah Lippman, who have been duped by cheaper brands over and over and take it in stride. With the advent of Pinterest, the DIY craze, and countless colums and segments on “getting the look for less,” it’s only natural that people would want to… well… recreate the look for less. Check out Alli’s DIY Caviar Nails – she spent Less than $7 on 12 sets of beads!! Compare that to one polish + one set of beads for $25 from Ciate…
I have a hard time understanding why Ciate is having such childish response to all this. That being said, neither of us have tried Ciate – and based on this fiasco, I doubt we will.
I’ll likely be updating to include more links to other Fish Egg Friday Posts – but for now, be inspired, be bold, and try out a
Caviar Fish Egg Manicure!
PS – Many Thanks to Alli for lending me this picture, I am currently beadless and she had just done this gorgeous
Caviar Fish Egg accent nail using Color Club’s Metamorphosis this afternoon so she took a picture for me