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Chrome Nails: How to Wear Every Celebrity’s Favorite New Manicure Trend


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A bit futuristic, chrome nails have been stirring up the beauty sphere since many it-girls have adopted them. It must be said that chrome has become a key trend of 2022: a twist on a classic manicure, what better way than to add a shiny effect and make your nails the ultimate eye catching detail?

Gold, silver or even copper, the mirror effect is taking up space on the hands of the stars. Dua Lipa is the latest to have adopted it, in gold, during the Grammy Awards ceremony. The singer shared her gold manicure on Instagram, to the delight of her 82.3 million followers. But the manicure that stood out the most was from Zendaya on the red carpet of the 94th Academy Awards. For the occasion, the actress had paired her silver outfit with her chrome nails. So many inspirations to encourage you to try this ultra-shiny trend.


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How to achieve metal effect nails without going to the salon

Metallic nails can be done in an infinite number of ways, depending on your preferences from gold, to silver, to pink, to blue, or even orange. To achieve this effect from home, the first step is to prepare your nails. Pushing back the cuticles, filing and polishing are the first steps to take before starting your new manicure. Then, apply a transparent base on the nail before applying the chrome effect. For this, there are two options: powder or varnish. For a long time the powder that polishes the nail and transforms it into a mini-mirror was only available in salons, but it is now accessible to everyone. Varnish gives the nail that metallic effect you’re looking for for an express manicure at home.


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