BEAUTY

Would you try mirrored silver nails?

Silver nails are back. So, of course, we had to try them
Manicure Fantasy

Introducing chrome nails: the latest beauty trend to take over the Internet. 

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This new craze comes via Born Pretty, a US based cosmetics store that have created a polish that actually resembles a mirrored surface. Apparently this varnish is so reflective, you can apply lipstick while using your nails as a mirror. (Perfect for those of us who are perennially running late…!)

Born Pretty polish isn’t available in Australia (though you can order online). However, you can get a similar effect using these five polishes:

1.    Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Lady T ($14.95)
This polish is on the darker end of the silver spectrum (read: borderline grey) and has a fine glitter throughout. We approve!

2.   Formula X Transformer Top Coat in Asteroid ($12.50)
Being a topcoat, this Formula X varnish allows you to embrace silver without committing to the trend entirely. You can jazz up any colour – such as a red, plum or nude – with a few silver sprinkles. Voila!

3.   Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City ($5.56)
This Celeb City shade of Sally Hansen polish creates a similar effect to the Lady T lacquer mentioned above. However, Celeb City is a bit lighter and more ‘silvery’. (If you know what we mean.)

4.   OPI Nail Lacquer in Take a Right on Bourbon ($19.95)
Here we have OPI Nail Lacquer in Take a Right on Bourbon, which the brand describes as ‘an intoxicatingly warm, metallic pewter.’.


This product has very fine reflective particles throughout and a lovely silver finish without being too glittery. While we may not have a mirror effect, it comes *very* close to the Born Pretty polish that (nearly) broke the Internet. 

5.   Rimmel London 60 Second Super Shine in Your Majesty ($5.95)
Another dark silver polish with a large helping of glitter. Being darker, it makes your nails sparkle while still looking quite adult.

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Our pick of the bunch? OPI Nail Lacquer in Kyoto Pearl. While it may not be reflective enough to allow for a quick make-up fix up, it DOES give your nails a beautiful silvery shimmer. 

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