Move over, marble nails. Goodbye, negative-space manis. So long, coffin nails! There’s a new nail polish trend in town, and it’s got SHINE. Introducing Mirror Nail Polish ($10), courtesy of Born Pretty!
Joining flamingo pink and highlighter yellow as one of summer’s hottest new shades, this silver lacquer comes with a serious show-stopping effect. At just $10 per base/top coat and polish set, this trend is as affordable as it is unique, but you’ll have to work at it a bit to get the stunning results you’re after.
Born Pretty recommends following these steps for ultimate results and warns: “This mirror polish doesn’t have a strong adsorption. It can keep about 1 or 2 days.” First up? Get your nails in tip-top shape by making sure they’re filed and clean. Then, apply one coat of base coat (all the better to extend your polish life) and wait for it to dry. Shake your polish before use, then apply several coats until you’ve got just the right effect. Once you’re dry, seal it with top coat, and voila! You’re officially mirrored!
Given how cool and original this look is, you might find it worthwhile to retouch your mani every couple of days, or you can simply save ’em for special occasions. There’s also plenty of room to get creative: Just take a look at how these Instagrammers made the trend their own!
1. @aleksandranajda: Keeping it classic, Polish fashion blogger Aleksandra Maria Najda shows us just how breathtaking mirror nails are when paired with a simple black and white outfit, topped off with silver details. If you want the perfect accessory to take your style to the next level, these nails are it!
2. @audreybotilde: Belgian nail fanatic Audrey combined her polish with nail art from MoYou London for added interest and even more personality. Although the final effect is super pretty, she does mention in her photo caption that the application proved to be a tad tedious. Totally worth it, if you ask us!
3. @agendachic: Brazil’s Agenda Chic took inspiration from both the past and the future to arrive at this unique look, which fuses together the ultimate ’90s throwback with a futuristic space-age mood. We love the hints of purple shining through the silver overtones — so glam!
4. @subleem: This French Insta dedicated to all things beauty showed off yet another cool way to wear the trend, using a similar mirror polish from China Glaze at the cuticles and matte black to complete the look. 100% FIERCE.
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