Chrome Shimmer Nails- No UV Lamp

I hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend! I certainly did!

Am I the only person who isn’t that bothered about Easter Eggs? I like chocolate as much as the next guy, but for some reason when I get eggs at Easter they end up in my cupboard for months until I give up and melt them down into cornflake cakes. I just want to point out that I wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing with a Lindt bunny though- those are my favourite. In fact, if any of you have got one you don’t want… send em my way.

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Today I wanted to share a quick nail tutorial- because it’s getting warmer now and the summer colours are coming out!

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Chrome Nails- they’ve been practically everywhere since the start of the year. But the bummer is that unless you have a UV Lamp, you can’t use the powder. However- I have found a way to use the powder which gives you a chrome shimmer- it’s not quite as dazzling as traditional chrome nails- but I think it’s still really pretty.


This is what you’ll need:

These nail polishes from Barry M act similar to gel polish- they use the sunlight to dry and stay on for longer than regular nail polishes.

  1. First of all, coat your nails with 2 thin coats of the peach varnish. IMG_0141
  2. Once the polish is 95% dry- as in you can press your finger on it without the polish changing state or sticking- it’s time to apply the first coat of powder. Dip the applicator into the powder, and the very lightly begin to stroke over your nail- root to tip. Continue until the entire nail is covered- repeat.IMG_0142IMG_0143IMG_0144IMG_0145IMG_0146IMG_0147
  3. ¬†Apply a layer of top coat and then repeat the powder process until you are satisfied with the coverage. Apply the top coat on top to seal and you’re done!IMG_0149IMG_0150IMG_0151IMG_0153IMG_0156IMG_0159

These nails are pretty simple to achieve and will give you that iridescent shimmer which just screams summer.

Don’t forget to tag me if you try these out- I’d love to see!

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