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Who doesn’t want to try the latest nail polish trends? I remember back in the day when crackle nail polish first came out. Every little girl was obsessed and had to try it. In the past few years, the Kardashian sisters seem to be setting a lot of trends. They made nude nails an absolutely must, which is understandable since nude colors are so elegant and straightforward. But the world seems to be heading down a different path these days. Chrome nails and holographic nails are the newest trends that don’t seem to be going anywhere fast!
Chrome nails are a touch more complicated than regular nail polish. I want to explain the options as far as different types, brands, and colors of chrome polish. I would also like to compare chrome polishes and powders, as well as a few tips with each. All of this to give you the information you need to try this trend out and see if it is the one for you!
The Best Chrome Nail Polish
When picking your chrome nail polish, you have to figure out what look you are going for. Commonly, there are only a few mirror nail polish options. All the rest are more of a dull chrome or a foil appearance. I like both, but it all depends on the look you are going for. The chrome with a mirror finish is a striking look which could be the perfect touch to spice up any outfit.
Models Own is rumored to be the first company to come out with the chrome mirror nail polish. It is one of the best brush on chrome nail polishes, and it is very affordable!
The only hitch with this product is the fact that it is extremely thin consistency. That can make it a little difficult to use. It sticks to your skin and pools up at the edges of your nails easily. So it may take a little help from a friend or a very skilled hand to get it just right. Be sure to use their top coat with it as well!
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Born Pretty does a great job with this brush on chrome polish! It is another nail polish with a super thin and watery consistency. The key to this polish is to apply a base coat first and allow it to dry completely before applying the chrome. Also, make sure to shake it up thoroughly because it will end up looking cracked or uneven if you don’t. This nail polish may take some getting used to as well, but once you get the hang of it, I think you might fall in love!
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Chrome Powder Nails
If you have been on any social media and follow nail design pages, I’m sure you have seen the mirror chrome powder. If you want to try different colors with a mirror finish, this is absolutely your best option.
Chrome powder is easy to use, a little bit messy, but absolutely worth a try! If you want to learn how to do chrome nails, the powder might be easier than the brush on polish. I know that sounds a little crazy. But the brush on chrome option can easily show brush marks and imperfections.
How to Use Chrome Powder
The best way to use the chrome powder is with gel nail polish. That way you will have gorgeous chrome nails that hold up well.
You will need:
All you need to do is apply each layer and cure them under the UV light. Once you have applied and cured the base coat, two layers of color, and the top coat you will be ready for your chrome powder.
To use the chrome powder, all you have to do is use an eyeshadow applicator and the tiniest bit of the powder. Buff it directly onto your nails until you like the way they look. Apply another layer of top coat and cure that as well. Then you will be all set!
Using gel nail polish with the powder will help your nails stay nice and shiny. It doesn’t wear off as quickly. Dry time is guaranteed as long as you have a UV lamp.
Just remember to choose the right color to go with your chrome. For instance, you will want to use a white or black base color for silver chrome nails. For other colors, you might choose light orange, pink, or white for rose gold chrome nails, black or orange for gold chrome nails and so on. Just use your best judgment and play around with it!
Color Options for Chrome Nails
When it comes to chrome nail polish compared to a powder chrome, the latter is better. I’m only saying that because you are guaranteed to get the perfect finish. You won’t have to worry so much about streaks or line in the paint. You also have so many more color options!
I want to explore the gorgeous mirror chrome nails you have to choose from!
I had to start with this one and be true to the original chrome. Silver chrome is an incredible look if you want to make a statement. It would be a great way to add a pop of something different to a very plain look.
Rose gold is by far one of my favorite colors! It is gorgeous, elegant, goes well with warm colors and will probably match your jewelry.
If you want to try a little bit of a different look for your wedding day, white chrome could be the perfect option. The white chrome is an absolutely gorgeous color for a chrome nail!
Every girl needs a little pink in her life every now and again. The best thing about pink is the fact that there are so many different shades. You could choose to go bold with hot pink, or cute and straightforward with a soft pink. The possibilities are endless!
Mix Up Your Style with Chrome Nails
In the end, there is an endless amount of looks you can achieve with a little bit of chrome powder. The colors options are incredible. There are even holographic powders! It is much simpler than you might think to get chrome nails. The powders are your best bet if you want a flawless finish. But if you are looking for more of a metallic look, brush on polish would work perfect.
Ultimately, you’ll have to decide whether you want to try out this trend. No matter what it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try and shake up your regular nail routine a little bit. Who knows, it might become a staple in your new look.
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