Nothing to Disclose
|*sigh* so pretty.|
It’s here. No really. The holy grail of nail products has finally decided to grace us with its presence.
Hit the jump to find out more!
Hit the jump to find out more!
Yes. You read that correctly. There is finally an option for chrome AF nails that aren’t falsies or wraps. I think I might’ve peed a little. TMI? They seriously couldn’t take my money fast enough. If I was inclined to ever have children, they could have easily requested (and received) my first born.
We’ve all seen that video of Kandee Johnson getting her shiny new chrome talons… and drooled. It’s ok, I was right there with you mopping the spittle from my chin. I think I might have watched that video like 100 times; I was like David After Dentist thinking all ‘Is this real life?’. It was, and it’s A-ORA. I have 7 beautiful new chrome-y colors to show you, but lets get to the money shot, the one you REALLY wanna see… the silver. Let me tell you folks, this stuff is the definition of rad. It puts the awe in awesome, and makes my insides feel all twisty like that feeling before a first kiss.
I had a little bit of a learning curve the first time I applied it. I didn’t press the metallic powder into the nail firmly enough… perhaps I was too eager to see the final result. It was pretty, but it was more ’sparkly’ than chrome. I learned the errors of my ways fairly quickly though, and my right hand turned out pretty well. The next day, I was headed back to the IBS Las Vegas convention (unfortunate name, great convention!), so I stopped by the booth and to confirm that is what I was doing wrong. I got the advice to take my time and really press the pigment into that cured basecoat, and now I have chrome… yes, CHROME nails. I feel like I’m freakin’ bionic. Robobabe? That’s still to be determined.
|Those 'brings' happened naturally. No filter NEEDED.|
|Look! A self-portrait! :D|
So, the application. You do your gel basecoat and color (she did one coat, but I did 2, since my nails are stupid and bumpy) like you normally would. The next step is where the magic happens. Once your base and color is cured, add a coat of the special A-ORA basecoat and cure it under your lamp. Take out the special tool, which came with my purchase of all the colors (oops! :D), which is a double-ended silicone tipped tool. One is a flat silicone wedge, the other side is an angled silcone wedge. Open up your powder- but take care, because that shit goes E-V-E-R-Y-WHERE, I looked like a cast extra for the Twilight movies, it pretty much exploded on me. Dip the flat end of the tool into the pigment and rub it on the nail, adding some pressure to make sure it lays flat and creates that mirror-like finish that we have all dreamed of for so long. Once I was done with that, I brushed away the excess and added the special A-ORA topcoat and cured it. All done! No sticky residue! :) Once I got the hang of it, it was really simple to make my dreams come true. :D
From what I’m told, the wear time is similar to that of gel – 14 days. While that is yet to be determined, I’m still more than elated at the result. Honestly? I couldn’t be more happy! I can’t wait to try all the things with these!! They’re BEE-YOUUUUU-TEE-FULLL.
What do you think? Are you going to run to your local salon for A-ORA, are you going to run to your local nail supply for A-ORA, or do you also hate the laughter of children, the fluffiness of kittens, and the smell of freshly mown grass? I guess what I’m saying is, are you in, or are you out?