Chrome Nail Powder and Chrome Flakes

These chrome powders and chrome flakes (also known as nail flakes and nail flakies) give a range of effects to nails. Try over different bases for different effects.

How To Use Chrome Nail Powder

  1. Apply a base colour - experiment with this as the base colour changes the chrome finish quite dramatically.
  2. Apply a no wipe top coat and cure
  3. Using a sponge eye shadow applicator, pick up only a tiny amount of chrome powder and rub onto the nails. The more you apply, the more shimmery the nail will appear, the less you apply the more it will look like chrome.
  4. Ensure all loose chrome nail powder is removed before the next step by gently brushing with a make up brush and then using a dry nail wipe or rub with a silcone rubber ended nail tool. This step is extremely important as any loose chrome powder will dragged up the nail with the next step, resulting in a shimmery effect and not the chrome nail effect you were probably after.
  5. Seal with 2 coats of top coat (curing each layer separately) to prevent chipping.

How To Use Chrome Flakes

Chrome flakes (also known as nail flakes or nail flakies) can be used in the same way chrome nail powders can be used. You can apply chrome flakes on top of a no wipe top coat with an eye shadow applicator, you can apply individual chrome flakes on top of cured gel (the sticky inhibition layer) and arrange them in a pattern or simply mix into clear gel for a 3D effect.

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