Whats Up Nails Nail Art Challenge | Chrome Powder Stamping

Hey everyone! I’m back with another entry for the Whats Up Nails Nail Art Challenge.

The fifth prompt is chrome powder art. Something I have been itching to try forever is stamping with chrome powder. Turns out it is pretty easy and has beautiful results!

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Come join in the fun and try to win a $100 Gift Card by tossing a little chrome powder at our next challenge! 17-20 May Challenge – Chrome Powder Art. Chrome is in the air and it's time to make sure you capture it and encapsulate it on to your nails! Powders make a wonderful base, accent or focal to nail art designs and it is time to bring your A game and knock a powder design out of the park. Join our group on Facebook WhatsUpNailsFanGroup to learn some tips and tricks on chrome powder nail art and meet more like minded individuals! Swipe left to see amazing chrome powder designs by nail artists @xbea_nails, @nailsolkaa, @nailart.by.nici, @de_briz, @alea_ssi, @len4ik_nails, @murka_vk_nails, @burbalkaa and @mari_girl2203 All May, every 4 days we will have a new Nail Art technique for you to attempt and then post your creations for a chance to win. We are going to have 2 Grand Prize Winners, each will receive a $100 Gift Card to spend on WhatsUpNails.com (link in bio). One winner will be selected from each of the of the following entry methods: 1) in our Facebook group WhatsUpNailsFanGroup, upload your photo to technique album in group 2) on Instagram, upload your photo on your Instagram page with tags @whatsupnails and #whatsupnailschallenge Enter your designs into each entry method for more chances to win! You do not have to post your nail photos for each technique if you are intimidated but this is a challenge! Try to challenge yourself to see if you can do all of them even if it is a technique, you’re a little uncomfortable with. Each post counts as an entry so the more nail art designs you do the more chances you will have to win. Make sure in each entry you use at least one product from one of the brands we carry on WhatsUpNails.com! The nail art challenge is international and for everybody! Please don't tag your old designs, we're looking for what you create today in the month of May! The last day of our challenge is May 31st and we will announce the winners on June 1st, 2020. #nails #nailart #naildesign #nailchallenge #nailartchallenge #chromenails #mirrornails #chromenailart #mirrornailart #chromepowder

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  1. For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
  2. First, I painted all of my nails a hot orange creme (KL Polish Aries) and let them dry completely.
  3. To set up my stamper (Whats Up Nails Jumbo Clear Stamper), I applied an orangey bronze chrome powder (Whats Up Nails Suntan Powder) to the stamper head with my finger in circular motions. A lot of people use sponge-tip applicators, but I didn’t have any of those on hand. A finger worked great!
  4. To reduce clean up I applied a liquid latex (Edge Perfection Easy Peel Polish Barrier) around my cuticles.
  5. To transfer the chrome design, I used the Whats Up Nails B018 Field of Flowers Stamping plate and a black stamping polish. After applying the stamping polish to the plate, and scraping the excess, I picked up a daisy design with the stamper that has chrome powder on it and applied it immediately to the nail. Theoretically, the stamping polish itself won’t show, because the chrome powder will cover it, so it acts more like a background. Chrome powders can look different over different backgrounds, so you do want to think about what background shade you use. Black is usually the way to go.
  6. I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology Smudge-Free Water Based Top Coat. I would usually use another glossy top coat on top, but some top coats can do unpredictable things with chrome powders, so it is safest to stay with a water-based top coat only!

Stamping with chrome powders has opened up a whole new world for me! They are very expensive, but I’m looking forward to adding more to my collection!

Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!

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