If you think you’ve done everything you possibly could to your nails, then you need to try the Internet’s latest obsession — mirror nails.
Also known as chrome nails, this nail trend gives you a gorgeous smooth, foil-like finish that’s so reflective, you’ll be able to see yourself in it.
The secret behind this magical nail art? It all lies in a special mirror nail powder. Available at various nail speciality stores online, this fine glitter powder seemingly melts into an even chrome layer when buffed into your nail.
Here’s what else you need to achieve this at home: A DIY gel nail kit, a clean eyeshadow sponge applicator and a large piece of paper to collect all the glitter fall-out (things will get messy).
Watch this video tutorial by YouTube nail and beauty guru HelloMaphie for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own DIY mirror nails.
Even if you don’t have a DIY gel nail kit, it is still possible to achieve the same chrome effect with regular nail polish, as demonstrated by YouTuber Janelle Estep.
Also, while black nail polish is commonly used as a base colour, you can actually switch it out for any colour you want. Vibrant colours like blue, green, pink and yellow show up particularly well under the mirror powder, creating a slight holographic finish.