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Sink your nails into the hottest Pinterest beauty trend for 2017

Sick of the same old, same old when it comes to your manicure? Here’s how to nail the single most lust-worthy lacquer look to try in the year to come
 

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The powers-that-be behind Pinterest have spoken. Enamel enthusiasts, meet your latest manicure must-have for the year ahead – chrome nail art!

The number crunchers at the social sharing network say that “pins” of the chrome mani have exploded exponentially by 50 percent every month – or 570 percent across the year.

This fad for flashy fingers makes all manner of sense, really. Fashion folks will know that designers the likes of Alexander McQueen and Saint Laurent have “mined” precious metals to produce super stylin’ runway looks, so why not translate the trend onto your talons, right?

How to steal the shine

Here’s how. What you should be aiming for is a fabulous foiled finish that calls to mind the incredibly flattering iridescence of polished metal. And while silver’s a safe shade, methinks a gorgeous green or ravishing rose gold will make for an unexpectedly sexy spin on the trend.

A metallic mirror manicure simulates the sheen of jewels, meaning you could conceivably do away with cumbersome rings and bracelets and let your own nails do the talking.

Now for the fine print. Unlike a matter-of-course metallic mani, chrome is comparatively challenging to carry out. The swag you need on hand, so to speak, are a base colour of your choice, a gel top coat, a sponge applicator and a coruscating chrome powder – the gleam is gleaned from plastering a powder onto your nails, like so:

Feeling the metal mania yet? Here are a couple of enlightening polish pointers: Dispense with the #NailArt embellishments and use a single solid hue – less mess, less stress – and keep your nail bed neatly trimmed and nicely rounded. Now is not the time for a “stiletto” silhouette – you’ll run the risk of looking like an extraterrestrial extra from Star Trek.  

Other than that, it’s all systems go. Scroll down for some hot Insta-inspiration to get your creative juices jogging, and have fun blinding your #bae with your shiny new set of talons!

 
 
 

Holographic Unicorn Powder available at DAILYCHARME.COM!. Via @krissi619 - I usually have a 5 year old or dogs making noises in the background and I'd mute my stuff but my hubby and his " ooooooh" made me LOL so I decided to keep the audio he was so enthralled with how this holo powder works he had to try on one of my nails. Holographic Unicorn Powder from @daily_charme. Trust me, you need it. Black base is @paintedpolishbylexi Midnight Mischief... completely dry! Once dry, I used a no wipe gel top coat from a local nail supply and cured it. Then we rubbed some of the powder into the nail, and once you like the finished product, top it off with another coat of the non wipe gel topcoat. #dailycharme #notd #nails #nails2inspire #nailsofinstagram #nailspiration #nailsofig #holographicnails #holosexual #holographic #holonails #rainbows #rainbownails #stilettonails #claws #Regrann

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Shape This is a gel system from MIA SECRET #KreationsByKiKi

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⚙Dipped in chrome nails done by Emely @priscillaonosalon #Chromenails

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Gorgeous smooth #ChromeNails by @nailsbymztina Shop for #ChromePowder at DAILYCHARME.COM

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#chromenails

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#cameleonchrome#purple#blue#chromenails#bangingnails#getnailedright

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@nailsbyvincent #fullsetnails #acrylicnails #mirrornails #chromenails #coppercolor

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