Social media was all a buzz about Gigi Hadid’s $2,000.00 Met Gala manicure. The custom chrome covered nail tips were created by Kiss products and had 3 Swarovski crystals adhered to the underside of each nail.
For those of us who don’t have $2k to shell out for a manicure, we show you how to get it in 3 steps AND for under $5 bucks!
Step 1 Kiss Full Cover Nail Tips – Walmart – $5.37 for 100 tips & glue (cost per manicure -.54 cents per set of 10 nails)
These tips should be a staple in your mani arsenal to create an elegant manicure in an instant! They’re oval in shape, a great length AND they come in a variety of widths for a perfect fit!
Start by sizing each tip to fit your nail, making sure you don’t see any of your own nail on the sides.
(*Pro Tip; it’s better to use a larger size and file it a bit to fit)
Measure all of your fingers with the proper sized tips and lay them out, pairing the sizes together. Put a line of nail glue (that comes with the box of tips), down the center of your nail, and spread it a bit on each side. Apply your tip, (make sure it’s straight!) starting at the cuticle edge first, press and hold it onto the center of the nail. Apply pressure and squeeze down onto the sides of the nail to ensure full adhesion. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat with the rest of your nails. If you get any glue on the top of the nail, use a file to buff it smooth.
Step 2 OPI Gwen Stefani Nail Polish Collection in Push & Shove – Amazon $7.80 per (.40 cents per application)
This polish is amazing, and will give you that chrome, mirror finish we’re looking for. Apply 2 thin coats and let dry completely before moving on to step 3. This polish will look matte when applied, and as it dries, it will shine to a chrome, mirror finish. Prepare to be WOW’d!
(* Pro Tip; No Top Coat is used with this polish, it will effect the mirror finish of the polish)
Step 3 Swarovski Elements – Michael’s 3mm Flat Back crystals 42 pieces $5.49 (30 crystals cost $3.92)
These crystals will add the underside bling, of Gigi’s manicure. Lay out the crystals on the table. Put a small drop of glue on the underside of the nail. Using a pair of tweezers, pick up each crystal and place carefully into the glue. Lay 2 crystals side by side, closest to your finger tip and then one in the middle, closer to the nail’s edge, to form a triangle shape.
(*Pro Tip- Use a tiny amount of glue for this step. Apply using a toothpick dipped in the nail glue to control the amount and dab onto the underside of the nail tip)
There ya have it, Gigi Hadid’s $2,000 manicure. The cost will be about $18 in total supplies, but when broken down per manicure it will cost just under $5 to complete! Your local salon can also duplicate this manicure as well, for those who prefer a pro (prices vary) *wink
If you give this manicure a go, tag us #NailStreetz so we can go gaga over your gawgeous creations!