Nail Trends: Chrome Nails for 2017
BEAUTY NEWS | 16 February 2017
Coffin-shaped may have been the hottest nail look for 2016 but this year it’s all about chrome, according to Pinterest’s 100 for 2017 list. Ever-so-slightly futuristic, this super-shiny talon trend exploded onto social media last summer and has apparently been enjoying a 50% monthly increase in pins and searches ever since.
Rest assured you shouldn’t have to pay much for chrome at your local nail salon and a quick YouTube search will turn up a long list of videos that teach you how to perfect the process at home.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is just one of the many celebs to flaunt a set of chrome nails. She famously glided along the red carpet at the Met Gala last year sporting a silver set that caused an instant storm on social media. As the army of adoring fans raved in their thousands, TeenVogue reported that this manicure masterpiece had set Gigi back a staggering $2,000.
Rest assured you shouldn’t have to pay that much for chrome at your local nail salon and a quick YouTube search will turn up a long list of videos that teach you how to perfect the process at home. If you’re brave enough, the must-have kit includes a base colour of your choice, nail lamp (you can pick up a very basic one on EBay for under £5), loose chrome powder (also online from £3), sponge applicator and gel top coat. Bear in mind though, you’ll also need a steady hand and you can’t buy those!
Next best thing is one of the cool metallic effect polishes available in store. We’re big fans of OPI’s shimmery range of shiny happy shades (from £6.25), available online at www.opiuk.com
The future’s shiny…
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