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Mia Secret's Chrome Mirror: Three Designs (Spanish)

September 18, 2015  | Video

This is a step-by-step video tutorial of three nail designs using Mia Secret's Chrome Mirror nail liquid.

Chrome Vintage Effect: Just prep the nail, sculpt the structure, shape and buff. Then create the 3-D gel design using Formagel Clear Builder Gel and apply Chrome Mirror over the surface and 3-D. Notice how the 3-D design has a mirror effect and the surface, which was buffed, has a vintage/metallic effect. File sidewalls and tip after applying Chrome Mirror, apply UV Finish Gel Ultra Shine and cure for 45 seconds in an LED nail light.

Gelux & Chrome Mirror: With this technique, we’re going to create a beautiful nail design with Gelux and Chrome Mirror. Start prepping the nail, sculpt the structure, shape and buff. Once done, apply a thin coat of Gelux soak-off gel polish, using liquid monomer and #4 Premiere nail brush, remark the French line. Cure and clean the tacky layer; if necessary apply the second coat. Sculpt the 3-D nail art with Formagel White builder gel, cure and clean the tacky layer. Then apply Chrome Mirror only over the 3-D nail art and once it’s dry, remark the design with liquid monomer and #4 Premiere nail brush. You don’t need to file sidewalls and tip in this technique, because Chrome Mirror is only on the middle of the nail plate. Then apply UV Finish Gel Ultra Shine and cure for 45 seconds in an LED nail light.

Chromed Color: Start prepping the nail, sculpt the structure, shape and buff, apply Luxury UV base coat, cure and clean tacky layer. Now draw the 3-D nail-art using Formagel White builder gel, cure every certain time while drawing and when done, clean the tacky layer. Apply two thin coats of Chrome Mirror and let it dry, apply Tint nail polish and then file sidewalls and tip. Now apply UV Finish Gel Ultra Shine and cure.

Keywords: chrome   Mia Secret  

Easy Chrome & Holographic Watermarbling Nail Art

August 1, 2015  | Video

Natasha Lee shows how to create chrome watermarbling for fingers and toes using Color Club silver hologram and Models Own Chrome Collection. She uses two techniques, one dipping nails into the water and one dipping paper into the water and applying it like a nail appliqué.

Keywords: chrome   Color Club   marbleizing techniques  

Confidence in Chrome

July 31, 2015  | Article

Mia Secret introduces Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid, specially formulated with a metallic pigment for a reflective finish.

Keywords: chrome   gel-polish   Mia Secret  

Morgan Taylor Chrome Collection

July 7, 2015  | Product

Morgan Taylor’s Chrome Collection brings bright metallic colors to life this summer.

Keywords: chrome   Morgan Taylor  

Chrome Mirror and 3-D Gel by Mia Secret

June 30, 2015  | Video

Arturo Osorio, Mia Secret exclusive educator, shows how to use Chrome Mirror nail liquid and create a 3-D rose using Formagel. Steps:

1. Once the nail structure has been sculpted with Cover Pink, apply a base coat of Luxury UV and cure for 45 seconds in LED nail light.
2. Wipe off the tacky layer with Gel Cleanser.
3. Now apply a thin layer of Chrome Mirror and let it dry for 20 seconds. Then apply another layer of Chrome Mirror.
4. Once it’s dry, file sidewalls and tip, allowing the base and top coat of Luxury UV, seal up each other. This is will get the Chrome Mirror encapsulated and last up even more.
5. Apply Luxury UV top coat, properly over nail bed, sidewalls and tip. This is really important, because the Chrome Mirror need to be completely encapsulated in order to make it last from 2 to 3 weeks. Cure for 45 seconds in LED nail light and wipe off tacky layer.
6. Apply Formagel™ - White builder gel, as decoration. In every design, cure for 45 seconds and continue.

NOTE: by doing this nail technique, Chrome Mirror will last from two to three weeks, based on the clients’ nail care. But remember that the limit is your imagination.

Keywords: chrome   Mia Secret  

How-To: Chrome Mirror Nails by Mia Secret

June 15, 2015  | Video

Mia Secret introduces Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid specially formulated with a metallic pigment for a reflective finish. Pair the chrome color with Mia Secret Luxury UV base and top gel-polish for maximum results, otherwise, the shine will only last for two hours. Here’s how you apply it:

1. Prep the nail and dehydrate the surface.

2. Apply a base coat and cure. Wipe off the inhibition layer.

3. Apply Chrome Mirror fast-drying nail liquid until you reach desired opacity.

4. Seal the reflective effect with UV top coat and cure. Wipe off the inhibition layer.

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Keywords: chrome   metallics   Mia Secret  

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome

January 29, 2014  | Product

The limited-edition six-piece set has the appeal of the winter season but adds a contemporary edge to create cool high-shine chrome pastels with a crinkled metal look. 

Keywords: China Glaze   chrome   metallics   pastel   polish  

Duochrome Nails

November 16, 2011  | News

Hollywood's latest mani trend, Duochrome Nails, really steals the spotlight, according to Redbook's November issue.

Keywords: celebrities   chrome   metallics   nail trends  

The Finish Line

October 1, 2010  | Article

As fashion designers experiment with different textures on the runway, nail polish manufacturers keep up with an array of stylish nail polish finish offerings — from the traditional cream to the edgy suede. One nail tech shares her expertise to help you sort through all of the jargon and match the appropriate client to the appropriate finish.

Keywords: Barielle   chrome   CND   Deborah Lippmann   Essie  

Behind the Scenes: Happy Anniversary to Us!

February 1, 2008  | Demo

For NAILS’ 25th anniversary issue — our silver anniversary — veteran technician Tom Bachik created these impressive high-gloss, chrome nails for our cover shoot.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   celebrities   chrome   company anniversaries   metallics  

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