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How To Make Your Own Metallic Nail Polish

August 31, 2016 by Katelyn Holland
shefinds | beauty

Metallic nails are one of this year’s biggest nail trends. The flashy metal finish is a cool alternative to nail art or the traditional bright colors for summer. Unfortunately, a lot of metallic nail polish formulas fall flat. The finish is either dull or the polish isn’t opaque enough. If you are crafty, you can create your own metallic nail polish. You’ll need the following things:

  • Base coat
  • White nail polish
  • Paint brush or foam eyeshadow applicator
  • Metallic nail powder (available on Aamazon)
  • Top coat

Many tutorials recommend using gel nail polish. However, I found that will a little experimentation, you can achieve the metallic nail polish effect using a regular top coat. First, paint your nails with a base coat. Then paint your nails with white nail polish. This step is optional but I found that this makes the metallic effect appear brighter. When the white nail polish is almost dried, take the metallic nail powder and dab it on to your nails. You can find a variety of different metallic nail powders on Amazon. Once the nail is covered, use the foam eyeshadow applicator to buff the powder into your nails. This will transform the nail powder from glittery to metallic. Apply a top coat to seal the metallic powder. You can check out this YouTube tutorial to see how this process works.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eilTdX31y2A[/youtube]

Another method is to use metallic acrylic powder and set it with a solution for acrylic powder. You can buy both these supplies at the craft store. For this method, paint your nails with a top coat. Then dab the metallic powder on to your nails with your finger. Using a paint brush, apply the solution. This will achieve the metallic effect. Once it dries, apply a top coat. Check out this blogger’s tutorial to see this method in action.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5hrZcfCjO4[/youtube]

The last and final step is the most important: take a nail selfie! Metallic nails are the ultimate cool-girl polish trend. After all your hard work, you’ll want to be sure to show off your metallic nails with the perfect insta-worthy pic.

Love a good manicure? Check out the one thing you should never do when removing nail polish.

[Image: London Beauty Queen]

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