Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Rose Gold Chrome

Chrome Pigment No Gel!

So following on from my new found allergy to gel polish, I was most upset that I wouldn't be able to have Chrome/Mermaid pigment nails ever again. I have been told to wait at least 6 months before trying gels again, but not only is that a long time I'm also dubious to try them again to see if I am actually allergic. I don't really fancy going through this again, my poor swatching hand still looks in a bad way :( But curiosity may get the better of me!
Anyway getting back to this post (as it went a bit off track) I've read that Chrome Pigment can be used with normal polish and a water based top coat. So off I went googling a said topcoat. Then it dawned on me that I already have non toxic water based polishes. Do you remember last year when I swatched VB Line Kids peelable polishes. Number 13 from this collection is white, but dries clear. So with my brain working overtime I just had to try it. I started with 2 coats of a neon pink from VB Candy, applied a quick dry topcoat, then 1 coat of the peelable polish. To this I buffed over Born Pretty Store Silver Chrome Pigment to make a Rose Gold. Used the peelable polish again, then a normal topcoat and added to rhinestones. 





Maybe not as chrome a finish that you'd get with gel polish, but I'm super happy with the finished result and that I can have bling nails again!
So for anyone who also has an allergy to Gel, or don't have/wear gel nails and would like to try Chrome Pigments, then a clear kids peelable polish will work :)
Hope you find this post helpful. Stay safe and much love...

8 comments:

  1. This is such a fun look! I like that the neon pink peeks out around the edge. I really hope that you're able to use gel again. I felt so bad for you when you first announced the allergy.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm getting impatient waiting for my fingers to heal, let alone try gels again just to see if I am actually allergic to them. X

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  2. Good thinking! I like the rose gold color you ended up with.

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  3. That was some quick thinking on your part and it turned out gorgeous! I hope that you have speedy recovery from your allergy!

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  4. I am obsessed with rose gold! my hair even has a tint of it! This is beautiful!

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