Chrome nail polish is a fun way to do your nails. It can be glamorous too. In this article I will be showing you different ways you can enjoy chrome nail polish designs.

When you are doing chrome nails the easiest way is to just find a good chrome polish and paint them.


You can get Chrome, Iridescent, Holographic or Color changing Chrome.










Only a few to choose from with chrome and metallic.









Another cool idea with chrome or metallic colors is the raindrop or wet look. I haven’t done it yet but I thought I would tell you how since this is all about these kinds of colors.

Simple – Apply your polish like normal. Before you do your top coat, use a dotting tool and with the top coat put a few dots on each nail, then of coarse when it is dry apply your top coat completely. Looks like rain on your nails.

Sally Hansen

Now here we have many colors to choose from.

You can use a powder with regular polish. Here is how:

  • Base color black – 2 coats – you can use a different color but it will be more vibrant with black.
  • Water base top coat
  • Preferred color powder – extreme pressure when applying
  • Water base top coat again – make sure you have a complete seal around your polish

You will have a few problems if you are not careful because powders are made for gel nails so they don’t work the best with regular polish.

It is harder to get the mirror look so when I said extreme pressure when applying the powder, I really did mean extreme.

If you did not get a good complete seal around your polish with the top coat, you get out of the shower or get done doing the dishes and you are going to see a cracking effect throughout your nails. This is because the water has gotten under your polish and is lifting it off your nails.

Born Pretty

Here we have mostly full sets to choose from for gel nails. However there are a few regular chrome polishes and holographic nail ideas as well.

One of the most important is the no wipe top coat at the end.

Pretty Diva

Only available in Gels.

If you prefer gel nails then you are going to want to stick with Born Pretty or Pretty Diva, either way you are going to end up with PRETTY nails.

The best way is to use gels with powder. Let me tell you how that is done.

  • Base color – 2 coats – curing in between each one – you can use a different color but it will be more vibrant with black.
  • Smoothing – very important – use a fine file and buff the sticky top off of your gels.
  • Wipe off with alcohol
  • No wipe top coat – thin layer
  • Dip an eye shadow applicator into the powder and rub it on your nail
  • Brush away any excess with a make up brush
  • Top coat and cure again

It is possible to do many different designs with this process. You can fade from one color powder to another. Maybe do three different colors. You can even do them vertical rather than horizontal. Hey, try a flat color turned into a chrome. Interesting, right? Play with them and have fun. Click here for more ideas to use with your chrome polishes and powders.

I hope this has helped you create new ideas for your chrome nails. Be sure to leave me a message with your favorite style, idea or colors.  Keep on shining and as always here is to beautiful nails.

Blessed Be. Kari


Chrome, A Great Way to Shine

4 thoughts on “Chrome, A Great Way to Shine

  • June 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    My daughters are really getting into nail polish and doing their nails. I am not that kind of girl never have been, so I end looking all over the internet with them researching the best ways to do it, and best products. We found this post very helpful, and my girls are now thinking up all the different styles and things they want to try. Thank you for the detailed process info and which brands you prefer. 

    • June 19, 2019 at 10:51 AM

      Hello Clare

      I am glad to here that I have helped both you and your daughters with your interest in the beauty of polished nails. I try to be as informative as possible because I know that some designs can be difficult to accomplish. Keep following, there will be more tutorials. Let me know what designs you would like to try and I will do my best to get you a step by step. Blessed Be Kari

  • June 18, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    This was really interesting. I learned a few tricks here which I didn’t know before. Although I do not use nail polish that often (for practical reasons) I do like to have pretty nails and I like to use nail polish more often. I had not heard of Chrome nail polish before, and I must admit that your tip on how to make your nails look as if they have rain on them blew me away. I would love to have that design! 

    On those rare occasions when I visit a beauty salon and I get a manicure or pedicure, I usually ask for gel nail polish, because it is stronger and lasts longer (which is what I have been told). I would like to try the Chrome though. I will ask for that next time I go to a salon or perhaps when I buy new nail polish. 

    Your article shows that you are very knowledgeable about your topic and that you have experience. That alone creates the credibility that any website needs to project, and which will attract readers and buyers. I like how you displayed the products next to the text, with their product pictures. It looks very organized. I also like the title “Chrome, a great way to shine”, it’s very fitting. 

    Congratulations on your website. It looks professional and great. 

    • June 19, 2019 at 10:47 AM

      Thank you Christine

      Be sure to check out a few of my other posts. Keeping it Natural might help you keep healthy nails while you are unable to make them fancy with polish. Blessed Be Kari


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