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.