Sally Hansen Salon Chrome
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For most of this year the biggest trend has been chrome nails, and now that trend has moved to mainstream brands! Sally Hansen has created this all in one Salon Chrome kit (retails around $15) which can be purchase at many brick and mortar retailers.
I was excited to try this so I made a short demo video:
I like that you get the pigment with a water based top coat water based top coat, as water based top coats/base coats can be hard to find in stores and you need it to seal the pigment before adding regular top coat regular top coat. If you don’t do this step and just add regular top coat the pigment will “lift” and essentially become mixed with the top coat losing the shiny chrome effect. The pigment is decently sized, on par with what you can purchase from other chrome pigment suppliers, although it does seem to have a larger particle size which means you don’t get that super smooth and shiny chrome look. The applicator was a nice try, but useless. Because it’s so thin after a couple of nails it began to fall apart, which means it is a one-time use applicator, although the kit would last you many, many applications, I wound up switching to my own applicator. I followed the directions on the box which says to apply the Miracle gel top coat and then the pigment, but I didn’t find this very effective. I’m not sure of the top coat wasn’t shiny enough or it dried too quickly, but I prefer to use the Mega Shine top coat over the Miracle Gel. Next time I would use a different top coat before adding the pigment to see if I get better results, but otherwise I would purchase the other shades.