It’s a beautiful day to revisit what I think was the best chrome nail polish to be released in the last couple of years. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know chrome (aka mirror chrome) nail polish is once again all the rage. It’s everywhere.
The problem we’ve always had with chrome nail polish is that it really, really, really doesn’t wear very well. On the outside, you might get 24 hours but more than likely, you’ll top out somewhere around 6. You can top coat ‘em to get it to last a little longer, but that tends to dull it.
Now, there’s a new trend in chrome nails – it’s mirror chrome powder and the pros are getting their hands in it all now. I stopped by Tips Nail Bar last week where my BFF Leeanne Colley has just begun to perfect the process.
Leeanne Colley flaunting her silver chrome (above). The chrome powder looks a lot like loose eye-shadow and is combined with soak-off gel for super long wear. I need you to hang tight with me; as soon as Leeanne’s got the process down, the Head Beautygeek & I are heading over to Tips to make you a vid. I’m so excited! I can’t hardly wait.
Tips Skittle Chrome Test on ManiGeek (above). It's not the best shot but it gives you an idea, right? The next time you see me sporting chrome nails, they’ll have been done perfectly at Tips. By all accounts they should look kinda like that: crazy-chromey-shiny and should wear amazingly for up to 21 days.
In the interim, I’m going to use the crap out of my Sally Hansen Color Foils.
I’ll leave you with this quick tip though – if you’ve managed to Archive some and don’t use it because you can’t get it on smooth, skip your regular base coat and use a juicy coat of your favourite quick dry top coat as your base. Trust me. I know things.
Oh – another quick tip: Before you use them, shake 'em like you mean it. Then, shake 'em some more.
If you don’t have any chrome polishes and are lookin’ to score a handful of hours with chrome nails, you can still find these 2014 Sally Hansen Color Foils (most of them anyhow) on amazon.com.
Here in Canada, the prices vary wildly but check amazon.ca or even eBay.
So? What are your thoughts on this new (really not-so-new) trend in nails? You game? Or maybe you've got older chromes hiding in your Archives? Let's chat!