The injustice of American shopping never ends - why must the season's hottest nail color, Chanel Holographic Silver, be sold only in Europe? Unless you're dating a member of The Horrors, that leaves you with two options: Buy it for far too much money on eBay, or mix it yourself. Here's our recipe... You'll need: 1 bottle of silver nail polish. Our favorite is Urban Decay's Cult, but Wet 'n Wild is just fine, too. Don't spend a lot of money on this. 1 bottle of black nail polish or one bottle of pale pink, opaque nail polish 1 bottle of Northern Lights Holographic Topcoat, available at beauty supply stores or Shop.com 1 plastic chinese takeout lid Step one: Pour a small pool of black nail polish or pink nail polish, the size of a pill, onto your plastic lid. You want an opaque base for this polish, otherwise it'll look like glitter and not like metal. Step two: Dump a teaspoon of the silver nail polish onto the plastic lid. Mix it around with the silver nail polish brush until you get a deep, stainless steel color. Step three: Paint your nails with the mixture. Step four: Coat your hands with the holographic topcoat from Northern Lights. This is what will let your nails flicker and change color as they move. Step five: Point freely at models, starlets, and Karl on the street. Once they see your hands glinting in that special sci-fi way, they'll know you're one of the club.
The injustice of American shopping never ends - why must the season's hottest nail color, Chanel Holographic Silver, be sold only in Europe? Unless y