January 23, 2012

Mani of the Week: Chrome Nails

Inspiration via

I've been wanting to create a chrome affect on my nails like Minx. I haven't been able to find a great polish for it. I was tempted to use aluminum foil but I saw Stripes and Sequins suggest gold leaf paper for her pedicure.



Supplies:

- Base coat
- Silver Metal Leaf
- Cuticle stick
- Cotton ball


Cut paper into small strips. Be delicate! It will rip or wrinkle very easily.


The base coat will act as the adhesive. Wait a few seconds after applying to nail to dry because I found it would destroy the paper if the nail was still too wet.


Lay paper on nail and smooth over with cotton ball.


Push away excess paper with cuticle stick. (Messy!)


After letting nails sit for a few minutes, smooth over with finger. Apply top coat to finish the look.


This is the best I could do considering how delicate the paper is but I still like the look!

What do you think?

25 comments:

  1. that's a pretty cool concept. i've been playing around with DIY nails too. it's so tough to get it just right, but I think you did a fab job.

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    1. Aw thanks, I'm a perfectionist and still want to improve!

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  2. Wow, they came out great! Definitely a look I'd want to try.

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    1. Aw thanks - let me know if you find a better method!

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  3. Great job boo! Ive been dying tonget a minx mani. Lets go get one!

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    1. Aren't they pricey? You know I like to do everything myself :p

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  4. I like it. I wish they had minx manicures in my area.

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    1. I didn't know not everywhere did it :/ Maybe try the leaf paper?

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  5. i wanna try this! it's so unlike me, which is why i need to do it.

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  6. WHAT?!?! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! I'm TOTALLY going to try this!

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  7. this is such a fun look! you did a great job!
    xx

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  8. This is SO cool! I really love it.

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  9. I can only envy you guys since the only polish I can have on at work is clear or baby pink :(

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  10. Wow this is a lot of effort for nails! I think you did really well given how hard the paper seemed to be, to handle

    FYI - nail biting still happening, I need an intervention.

    www.styleonthecouch.com

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    1. haha I didn't intend for it to be so difficult. ACK! I need to hold your hands down!

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  11. REALLY cool look!!

    http://woodstockwardrobe.com/

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  12. Oh, they came out so beautiful! Definitely a look I'd want to try.

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