Nails of the Week: Chanel's Haute Couture nail art
We showed you Chanel's momentous movements in beauty earlier this week, when they sent their models down the Haute Couture catwalk with their first ever foray into nail art.
The reverse French manicure - using their May nail polish with an unspecified chrome - adorning the model's nails was super pretty and looked super simple: that was an underestimation.
We decided to try it out for this week's Nails of the Week and it turned out to be quite a tricky process.
So firstly we used Chanel's May and in lieu of the unknown Chanel chrome polish, Nails Inc's Bond Street Lights, a really beautiful molten silver shade.
We started off by applying a few coats of May - three actually, it's quite runny so you need that many to make an opaque base.
That was easy enough. But it turns out painting around the nail bed isn't as easy as it looks if you don't have a extremely steady hand. Dipping a paint brush (actually we used the brush that goes with Maybelline Gel Liner...) carefully pull the polish around the nail, trying to keep it moving before it starts to set.
Don't worry about getting polish on your finger, you can just use a brush dipped in remover to get it off later (or just have a shower - the hot water magically washes polish from skin).
If you haven't got a steady hand, maybe the tape method would be better. Cut out oblong pieces of tape a few millimetres smaller than your nail, press them between your fingers to take some of the stickiness out and then place them on your nails, making sure the base is completely dry before you do so (or you will pull the base off and ruin all your hard work).
Wait for them to fully dry, then pull off...