You already had the opportunity to see the novelty of this year – mirror manicure? It gives a reflection like a mirror. Even look can. It's not what it was last year and was called "Hollywood nails". In Hollywood used foil, but the mirror... But all in order.

For a beautiful coating, certain materials and special technology will be required. Following this instruction will help to perform a mirror manicure at home.

What to buy

In this design, a special very finely ground powder, having a reflective property. She has the name of “chrome powder”. No other to the effect of "mirror nails" will not work. The substrate uses a single-phase gel Polish without a variance. If not, you will need a top for gel Polish without a variance.

Advice: the pigment of this material is translucent. The color of the substrate will shine through the layer of powder. Beautifully look gold or silver dust, rubbed into the black substrate.

How to make a mirror manicure?

Consider step-by-step execution of the design "mirror manicure":

  1. Drawing the base.
  2. Coating with colored gel-varnish.
  3. Sealing the butt.
  4. Polymerization in a lamp.
  5. Applying the top without dispersion.
  6. Applying a small amount of pigment applicator rubbing movements. Once the desired effect is obtained, remove the excess powder with a soft brush from the side rollers.
  7. Topping.

Standard preparation of natural nails

  • Wash hands with soap and water, dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Some neglect this procedure, and then complain that Polish is poorly kept. In the case of applying coatings of artificial sterility – the key to success. To dust, paying special attention to the cuticle area and the side bolsters.
  • Saw nails, give them the desired shape. With a baffle remove detachments and irregularities.

To cover with varnish usually don't use the buff. But SLR design need a perfectly even surface. This does not mean buffing the entire nail plate, as under the Builder gel or gel Polish. Should just remove the protruding bumps. Typically, many of them incorrect after removing artificial nails or gel Polish.

  • Push the cuticle away, clean the pterygium (the "Ceramic Hoof" tool is suitable for this).
  • Burrs bite off with manicure tweezers.
  • Degrease the nail plate with pre-primer.

The pre-primer can be alcoholic. It is important not to use alcohol-containing liquids for other purposes! Cosmetic oil may be added to them.

This completes the preparation for the application of the artificial coating. You can proceed to the implementation of the coating with varnish, gel-varnish or a constructive gel or acrylic.

Mirror manicure gel-varnish at home: preparation

For a good result, you need to prepare the necessary tools and materials. To perform the same design as in the photo above, you will need:

  • Manicure tweezers.
  • Pusher.
  • The lamp for polymerization (UV or ICE, depends on what gel-varnish will be applied.) In the LED lamp, UV gel-varnish dries, and in the UV the ICE does not dry).
  • A file of 180 grit.
  • Buff 220/280.
  • Primer of the gel-varnish system of the chosen brand.

It is good to use cosmetics of one ruler, then there will be no misunderstanding with coats curled in the lamp.

  • Sponge for powder application (must be rigid).
  • Base for gel-varnish.
  • Gel-lacquer of black color.
  • Top for gel varnish without dispersion.
  • Chrome-powder (silver).

When will be the responsible event, accompanied by a photo shoot, this is a great reason to make the design “mirror nails” – this photo of him looks very impressive. From a modest variants can recommend sudovye shades.

Technology execution

It is more convenient to begin actions with one hand and, completely making a design, to pass to the second. Step-by-step application of materials:

  • Apply preprimer to natural nails.
  • Apply primer.
  • Cover with a thin layer of base, polymerize in a lamp.
  • Two layers of gel-varnish with drying each in the lamp.
  • Coat without dispersion.
  • Proceed to apply chrome dust. Doing the rubbing on each finger in turn.

To correctly mirror the manicure, RUB the powder carefully. Strong pressing here will hurt. Can move already adhering particles, formed an ugly surface. It is convenient to RUB your thumb in the middle of the nail plate and solid with a sponge – rollers. Where it is difficult to get the sponge, you can apply the orange stick. When formed the design, carefully remove the excess particles of shiny dust from the rollers and handle of the blade free edge, getting rid of the excess glitter.

  • Top coating.
  • Evaluate the result. If the substrate is visible in places, repeat steps 7 and 8.

Nail gel will help to solve the problem of the broken nail. They lengthen the natural nails or restore the length of one or two broken. Learning to do a mirrored manicure gel Polish, you can start lengthening nails.

To do this, you should purchase:

  • Gel constructing, single-phase (transparent).
  • Single-phase gel-varnish without dispersion (better black).
  • Top.
  • Forms.
  • Brush for designing a gel (for a short length, synthetics № 4).
  • Primer for building.

Mirror on the enlarged nails

The technology of "mirror manicure at home" on accrued nails includes the following step-by-step application of materials:

Step-by-step application of materials:

  1. Standard preparation of nails.
  2. Primer application for nail extensions.
  3. Rub a thin layer of single-phase gel with a brush (short strokes), polymerization.
  4. Put the forms on five nails.
  5. Single-phase gel is applied with the elongation of the nail plate (small so that it does not need to be sawed and molded), polymerization.
  6. Dispersion and processing with a bass.
  7. Single-phase gel-varnish without dispersion in two layers with drying.
  8. Rubbing powder.
  9. Top.

Design Options

Mirror manicure with gel-varnish goes well with some designs.

On black or white gel Polish to put colored powder. If you mix some colors, do a deep iridescent color. Release holographic chrome powder, with the effect of "chameleon". Looks spectacular dark options. They are richer in the reflection of the shades.

You can make an interesting mirror manicure with different substrates. Depending on the color of the substrate used, even with one chromium powder, various design options can be achieved.

For a gold or silver mirror, the substrate must be black. Then it will fully reflect the light of the chrome-powder.

Interesting options are obtained with a very dark coloured substrates. Bordeaux, turquoise, cherry is a good tone for gold. The mirror turns tinted glass in an expensive car. Blue, lilac, gray, and white tone for silver. In warm shades of yellow looks good gold, copper, pink and orange powder. On cold, chrome, silver, purple and lemon powder.

If a cold shade rubs a warm powder, it may turn out to be an unclean, grayish color. Mirror manicure becomes annoying. Also, if a cold powder is applied to a warm shade.

Gold and silver need to choose carefully. There is a beautiful honey shades, and there are like a samovar. It looks cheap and ridiculous. It is better to take white gold. It has a cold tint, and it is suitable for all skin types to any outfit.

Produced powders of different colors. This facilitates the choice of design. For deeper colors need tone enough to check the samples of powder and to choose the same color substrate gel Polish. Then get a clean, bright color.

The design with a silver jacket on a black background, a gold jacket on a cherry background, a chrome jacket in a pink cool tone looks great.

Mirror coat

How to make a mirror manicure-jacket, will show instructions for step-by-step application of materials:

  1. Standard preparation of nails.
  2. Applying a pre-prep.
  3. Primer application.
  4. Cover the five nails with a base.
  5. Two layers of black substrate with intermediate drying in a lamp.
  6. Removal of dispersion, gluing patterns for a smile and drawing a line with top.
  7. Rubbing chrome-powder on the line of a smile. Fix the saw with a free edge.
  8. Brush off excess glitter.
  9. Carefully remove the stencils.
  10. Top coating.

Plain boring design. So the stamping will help to diversify the mirrored manicure. The photo below shows an easy and beautiful option of design. You can make a pattern with one or two nails, they will look spectacular.

Stamping - fast design

Mirror manicure at home with stamping will require the following materials:

  1. Base.
  2. Gel-lacquer of black color.
  3. Top for gel varnish without dispersion.
  4. Chrome-powder (silver).
  5. Set for stamping (professional disc with patterns, paint for stamping black and white, scraper, print).

The technology for performing the design of "mirror manicure with stamping" is presented below:

  1. Standard preparation of nails.
  2. Preprimer.
  3. Primer.
  4. Base.
  5. Two layers of substrate.
  6. Rubbing.
  7. Top.
  8. Erase the dispersion.
  9. Apply black ink to the disc stack, remove the excess with a scraper.
  10. Procat printing on the disk.
  11. Roll the seal over the coating.
  12. Print all variants with black patterns and cover with top for gel-varnishes.
  13. Clean the disc and paint on it with white paint, remove the excess with a scraper.
  14. Procat printing on the disk.
  15. Roll the seal over the coating.
  16. Print all variants with white patterns and cover with top.

Councils of Masters

Knowing how to do a mirror manicure at home is not enough for a good nail condition. That they always looked well-groomed, it is necessary to pay attention to them. This is not so much:

  • Do not open jars and shower gels for them, do not wash dishes without gloves, seal the end in time with a colorless varnish.
  • Do not take cover in a barbarous way, learn civilized methods.
  • In time to delete the pterygium.
  • Regularly nourish the cuticle with oil.

And then the nails will always please their mistress.