Sunglass Nails Are The New Manicure Effect You're Going to Want, ASAP

Sunglass Nails Are The New Manicure Effect You're Going to Want, ASAP

Like sunglasses, but on your nails

'80s-era pop star Corey Hart can rest assured that wearing your sunglasses at night officially became a lot more acceptable. Just when you thought chrome and holographic nails were the most eye-catching looks of the moment, manicurist Julie Kandalec presents us with sunglass nails—a reflective, multi-tonal effect that mimics the mirrored shades you wore all summer long. During a recent trip to Seoul, the pro snapped the below shot of the mani to her Instagram, and the internet freaked out accordingly. ‘I saw these at a random accessories store in one of the huge, winding markets,’ she tells InStyle. ‘I loved how they looked just like Ray-Bans—my brother was actually searching for a pair—so the name was born. These are super cool for fall because they're so eye-catching, and the colors change as you look at them, like how Ray-Bans do.’

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In contrast to the chrome technique, which involves a super-fine metallic pigment applied over gel polish, Kandalec notes that the sunglass effect is accomplished in one step, using a solid nail covering. She recommends asking your nail technician for a duo-chrome metallic pigment to get a similar mani. ‘They're catching on fast. First, we saw single tones like warm gold, bright copper, and cool gunmetal, but since these are multi-chrome, they change between 3 to 4 different colours depending on the angle,’ she adds. Since the color choices are somewhat deeper than your go-to heavy metal, it's a perfect accent for your subdued autumn wardrobe—just be prepared for everyone on your feed to caption their own #ManiMonday Instagram with something along the lines of ‘When your future's so bright, you have to wear shades.’

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