Beauty How-To: Metallic Nails


Sported by celebrities and fashionistas alike, metallic nail polish is quickly proving why it should have a well deserved place in your beauty bag.

Adding a luxurious feel to even the most basic of outfits, metallic nails also promise to stylishly escort you to any occasion. Polite enough for the daytime, and glamorous enough for the night – which means less chance of changing your nail polish on the way to an event (which if you’re anything like me, is never short of disastrous.)


As the slightly more sophisticated sister of glitter nail polish, these little beauties prove that you can achieve a modern, futuristic look without looking like an extra from a sci-fi film.

In warm, seasonal hues that range from rose gold’s to shimmering silvers, metallic nails are the perfect way to illuminate your spring wardrobe and forget about the winter – at least until next year!

Apart from keeping your nails short and neat to ensure a polished look, there really are no rules when wearing metallic shades. Dreaming of looking angelically feminine like AnnaLynne McCord?Then wear a shade that compliments the colours of your hair and makeup. The result? A look that went from a 7/10 to an illuminated 10/10, now with a ‘I’m glowing on the inside’ feel radiating from it.

And just in case you needed another reason to love metallic shades; their textured formula means they adhere to the nail better than smooth nail polish, staying on for longer with far less chipping. You now have the wonderful option of skipping next week’s manicure. Bonus.

Nail this trend with some of our top picks:

1 & 2. Revlon Nail Enamel in Gold Coin and Silver Dollar $13.95 at 3, 4 & 5. Orly Foil FX in Shine, Rage, and Luxe, $18.95 at & 6. Kit Cosmetics Nail Colour in Steel and Bronze $15.95 at

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