When manicure extraordinaire Mary Soul did Gigi Hadid‘s manicure for the Met Gala a few months ago, the bill came in at a whopping $2,000. According to Hollywood Life, Soul used press-on nails to give Gigi length and that perfect almond shape, and she also added three crystals on the underside of each nail for a sparkly surprise. The chrome look was most likely created with chrome powder, a special manicure technique that results in that mirror-like finish.
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Since most of us probably can’t afford to shell out two grand for a manicure, we’ve found a few ways you can recreate Gigi’s look for a fraction of the cost. For a quick and easy DIY, simply paint your nails with a highly reflective coat of chrome nail polish. Try these:
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Essie “No Place Like Chrome”
Sally Hansen “Buffalo Nickel”
But if you want to take it to the next level and really imitate that shiny metal look, nail wraps are the way to go. Try these:
Jamberry “Metallic Chrome Silver”
To achieve complete Gigi status, find tiny rhinestones at a crafts store and use nail glue to attach them to the underside of your nails like she did.