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How to do Chrome Nails
Chrome nails are killing the game right now and honestly, we can’t get enough of ‘em.
The high-shine look works on short nails, long nails and acrylics, and it can even be used as nail art, making it a trend that everyone can get involved with.
As we spend most of our lunch break ooh-ing and ahh-ing over thousands of breathtaking designs, we thought it was about time that we not only share our favourites, but also tell you how to achieve them.
Chrome French Manicure
Take the classic French manicure for a shiny spin with this design. This is the perfect introduction to the chrome trend as nails stay subtle and natural – the only difference is the super amounts of shine.
GET THE LOOK: IsaDora Chrome Nails Fixing Top Coat
Rose Gold Chrome Nails
Who doesn’t love a bit of rose gold? This flattering colour will have your fingertips dripping with luxury. Pair it with your favourite jewellery for a bedazzling mani.
GET THE LOOK: Sally Hansen Salon Chrome Nail Kit - Rose Gold
Mirrored Chrome Nails
Imagine having not one, but ten mirrors at hand, at any given time. Leave your compacts at home ladies and gents, as this reflective chrome colour gives your nails a mirrored effect that will most definitely help you out with those quick touch-ups.
GET THE LOOK: Le Mini Macaron Le Metallique Chrome Manicure Set
Unicorn Chrome Nails
Calling all the unicorn and holographic obsessed, we might have just found your dream manicure. Coat acrylics or false nails with this pretty rainbow chrome colour for ultimate unicorn vibes.
GET THE LOOK: NAILSINC Sparkle Like a Unicorn Duo Kit
Dark Chrome Nails
Match your nails to your mood with dark and sophisticated chrome claws. We love these for the winter season, the days you want to stay lowkey or paired with an all-black outfit.
GET THE LOOK: Elegant Touch Nail Saviour in Deepest Sapphire
Pink Chrome Nails
It’s our ride or die nail colour so, of course, when Kylie Jenner posted this snap of her pink chromed out hand on Instagram we went wild. Clutching a fur bag, she showcases how chrome can complement all kinds of textures.
GET THE LOOK: Elegant Touch Colour Nails in Metallic Pink
White Chrome Nails
Flaunt a clean-cut look with a lick of white chrome paint. As this design doesn’t have a solid mirrored effect, it’s a great choice if you’re wanting something more subtle.
GET THE LOOK: Le Mini Macaron Kitticorn Magic Holographic Manicure Set
Short Chrome Nails
The chrome looks just as good on short tips as it does on long claws. Spruce up the previous white chrome look with a splash of gold for a mesmerising manicure.
GET THE LOOK: Le Mini Macaron Gel Polish - 3X Shine Top Coat 10ml
Ombre Chrome Nails
If there’s one trend we love as much as the chrome, it’s ombre. Combine them and we’ve got our newfound favourite. We’re obsessing over this uber-girly lilac and pink combo.
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Chrome Nail Art
Discreet dustings of chrome nail art is one way to stay on trend without being OTT. We love these gold chrome tips for a minimal manicure.
GET THE LOOK: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Colour in Game of Chromes
Whether you're heading out to a party, frolicking at a festival or simply want to turn your manicure up a notch, with this inspo you'll be able to rock the chrome nail in no time. (Side note: prepare to be bombarded with endless compliments).
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