Kirsty: Hello everybody! Adam: Hello there, you’re Mrs Doubtfire
Kirsty: I’m Mrs Doubtfire again. Adam: You already said you wanna be a drag queen. Kirsty: Hi everybody! I’m Kirsty Meakin and this is the Naio Nails YouTube channel. I’m gonna show you some chromes today. These are brand spanking new, they’re not just a normal chrome, they have like colour-shifting properties. So, let’s get cracking. So, Naio has sent us these because I’ve said… everything that’s new they tend to send us. So, I have… these are not for my makeup, although… Adam: You need bigger ones for your makeup.
Kirsty: Yeah! A trowel Kirsty: This is a pack and you get six in the pack. We’ll put the link below. I’m gonna leave them upside down. They’re so pretty the pots are as well. Sorry about all the crinkling. Sorry, there’s too much crinkling going on, I’ll just empty them all like that. I mean, just look how fabulous they are. Adam: They are very nice.
Kirsty: They are beautiful. Adam: Even I can appreciate something like that.
Kirsty: They are absolutely stunning. Kirsty: So, what I’m gonna do, I’m gonna base some nails in black because I always think that chrome just looks amazing on black. I’m not gonna do that with this one, we’ll do a black and the white one with this one. Well, I wanna do some other little effects as well. So, we don’t want not… this is not just a swatch video. So, please keep watching, we’re gonna do some other things with the chrome. So, I’m gonna use Serious Black. Obviously, it’s the best black ever, and I might even get away with one coat because I’m putting chrome on. So, if it is slightly patchy in places, it doesn’t actually matter because the chrome will cover, and also serious black is like, well, just look. It’s an essential color to have in your collection. First one I’m gonna use… is this one. It doesn’t have a name, but it’s the one that’s purpley and green. Oh, God! I’m so excited to use these. I just love them so much. Now, this is where I open them and it just explodes everywhere. So, hopefully that won’t happen. I’ve got… look at that, I’ve got no nail, so I can’t even… Oh my God! Look at that. So, they are Chrome Flakes, and we’ll just have a real good look at this and can you see how it colour-shifts. Purple, green. Purple, green. I am going to topcoat my black nails. Now, these Chrome Flakes can be used with acrylic as well, but we’ll do that in another video. I don’t wanna overwhelm you or maybe we’ll use them on Fay. She’ll like them because they’re sparkly. She’d probably want every single one though, in one nail because that’s what she’s like. Now, do not sneeze, blow or breathe too heavily over the top of these Chrome Flakes because they will fly. They will just get life in them and they’ll just go… and you’ll have nothing left. So, what I’m gonna do is get my little applicator. Now, you can just press it like this so you get these little flake, and you can just do that kind of design but what I want to do is completely colour the nail. because the more you rub it, the more you burnish the product into the nail. Can you see how shiny and flat that goes? Adam: The flake sort of like get pressed in and disintegrates into it don’t they?
Kirsty: Yeah, they do and you can grab some off there as well… Kirsty: …and, you know, use that, don’t throw it away, and we haven’t used a lot at all. Adam: Yeah, one of those pots is gonna last you a long time
Kirsty: Oh, forever. and make sure I’m rubbing over the entire nail, so I know that all the spaces have been filled in. I’m gonna put that back on and now I can breathe. And then, we’re gonna get our brand new, well, Naio Nails’ brand new brush… There are two brushes, so I’d show you them both. So, you’ve got two colours. Which is your favourite, Adam. Adam: I think the more subtle pink because it goes with the handle.
Kirsty: Yeah, I like…this is my favourite too. Kirsty: So, what you’re gonna do is, take your dusting brush and give that a real good dust. It’s nice and soft, so it’s not like, you know, like the normal manicure brushes because that would take off some of the chrome, so it’s nice and soft. I’m gonna dust over so we know there’s no loose particles on there. And now, we’re gonna topcoat. I mean, you can already see that colour-shift. Kind of looks a bit like petrol, doesn’t smell like petrol though, or gasoline. Now, this is the Urban Graffiti Top Coat. It has no sticky layer, it’s got a nice high-shine. I’m gonna pop that into the lamp. I’ve done that one, I’m gonna use this one now. So, this one looks like it goes purple to like a turquoisey, maybe a little bit gold as well actually. I’m gonna take a clean applicator, pick up the flakes. I’m not gonna burnish this one in, I’m just gonna tap the product and it will stick to that shiny top coat. Don’t worry about like…it will just stick to that shiny top coat. Don’t think to yourself that you need to put this onto a sticky layer. If you do, it will not shine like this. So, I’m gonna dust over that just to release any particles that are loose because you don’t want that going into your top coat and you can get that effect. So, it’s like… it’s kind of like it’s a bit like cracked. And then I’m gonna seal this with the Urban Graffiti top coat. Alright! The next one, I’m gonna use is this green and I absolutely love green, to be honest. It’s like my favourite colour. But I want to do something slightly different with this. Be very…you see how I’m really holding the pot down as I pull this up and I’m doing it very gently because the slightest movement and it could all go sadly wrong. So, I’ll need a black nail again. So, I’ve got my black nail, it needs top coat. It needs to be a top coat that has no sticky layer, then the Urban Graffiti top coat is the best one. Plus, it’s going over the top of gel polish. So, when it’s going over the top of gel polish, it needs to have some flecks and that’s what this top coat is, it has flecks. Let’s get the applicator again, and again, you could just tap and get that kind of look that we just did. So, you’ve got that in gorgeous blues and greens, but I am going to burnish this one. So, in different lights, you’ll get different effects. So, this one appears blue and green, slightly gold as well. Will give it a dust. Oh, look at the colour. So nice! So, this one, because it’s green and blue, it reminds me of a snake. So, guess what I’m gonna do, we’re gonna do bubbles. So, I’ve got my bubble solution. I’m sure we’ll link below all the millions of bubble nails that we’ve done, so you can see in greater depth. And I am gonna use… I’m gonna try anyway, not use this brush before. This is a brand new brush. It’s the Urban Graffiti brush and it’s for the Acry Gel. So, it’s got brush here and it’s got a spatula and that’s what I’m gonna use. So, we’re gonna take the top coat, put that on. You’re gonna squeeze some bubbles out onto…there we are, onto the spatula. Put that on, make sure it covers the nail. Can always add more. There we are. Make sure we’ve got all on, cover that nail. Pop that into the lamp. Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution onto a pad, burst those bubbles. You wanna nip off any anything that’s sticking up, and we have a snake nail. Look at that. The colour is phenomenal as well. Now, we’ve got this one, which is definitely like a Royal Blue. It turns to purple as well. And we’re gonna take this one as well, which when you sort of look at the side of the bottle, you can see its got like a pink and a green and a bronze. Adam: It is sort of like goldy bronze.
Kirsty: Yeah, it’s really nice! Kirsty: So, I’m gonna use this one as well. Wow! I love that. Alright! So, what I’m gonna do is take some of this one that’s mainly blue and I’m gonna burnish that into this top corner. You’re gonna burnish this part and then you’re gonna pick up flakes, and then we’re gonna tap-tap-tap, so it kind of fades. Make sure that top corner is really burnished in. Can you see? And we’re gonna give it a dust and then we’re gonna pick up the other colour, burnish this bottom corner, and then we’re gonna tap-tap-tap and give it a little bit of a burnish so they kind of fade together. Going back to my blue. Just make sure that’s nice. And look at that! Wow! That is pretty awesome. So, you can combine these colours together to create a multitude of effects because that looks stunning. Look at that! That is stunning and so easy! So, I’m gonna put a coat of Serious Black over the top, so it’s a second coat. I’m gonna cure it for a few seconds, and we’re gonna wrinkle. So, I’m gonna use this Silicon Tool to wrinkle the gel polish. So, this is uncured gel polish. We’re just moving it around so it kind of slides on top. We’ll put it in for five seconds till you get that wrinkly effect and then we’re gonna do a full cure. Now, we’re gonna add top coat. We don’t want to add loads of top coat. We literally want to skip over. I’m tempted to sort of rub my finger over it, to be honest, to just rub it into those recesses but not fill them. You don’t want to fill the recesses. So, you’re kind of putting it on, and I’m gonna go in with a fresh finger and just wipe it off a little bit. Now, you make sure you clean your fingers. Do not leave that on your finger. So, take that Gel Residue Wipe-off solution. You can wear gloves, you can do it with the gloves if you feel better. Bring that out. I’m gonna take this gorgeous colour. Oh, I nearly breathed on it. I nearly…with the gorgeous, I nearly sent it flying. What we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna rub the Chrome Flakes in, we’re gonna burnish and it’s gonna pick up that wrinkly detail. But make sure you really sort of force it into all those little creases, because you want it to really show up those little wrinkles. Oh my God! Look at that. Why does it remind me of an alien? Adam: Yeah, it’s got that kind of thing. Like in the film Alien
Kirsty: Yeah! Adam: Because they have those…like the ship, the alien ship have these like, ridges.
Kirsty: Yeah, like that. Adam: Mm, like wrinkles. Kirsty: Now, I’m gonna topcoat. That’ll seal it and it’ll also smooth the surface a little bit as well. Adam: So, you won’t lose the definition now with the top coat.
Kirsty: You won’t lose the definition now. Kirsty: No, because you’ve got the chrome that sat in those little recesses. Adam: You could really put few layers of top coat on…
Kirsty: Yeah! Adam: …so it’s completely flat.
Kirsty: And I will put two on just to smooth it a little bit. Kirsty: So, you know when Adam was giving me grief about… saying, think you need glasses? I’m sad to say he was right. Kirsty: I haven’t got…
Adam: Sorry, say that one again. Adam: I need to get this on my video.
Kirsty: Oh my God! Adam: So, was I right you need the glasses? Kirsty: Yeah! So, I went to the opticians they did me an eye test. I haven’t got a massive prescription, it’s only +075, but yeah, I need glasses, so Adam was right. Adam: I was right.
Kirsty: You’re right, I’m old. Adam: We’re all old. Kirsty: I love love love! So, this is pretty smooth now, you look at it from the side… Adam: Yeah, it’s really encapsulated.
Kirsty: Yeah! Kirsty: We’ve got little bit of a bump there, but they do not seem too bad. That is so cool. What a cool effect. I’ve done half and half, so you can see what this colour looks like over white and black. So, it’s slightly got this kind of light iridescent colour. Oh, it is very pretty! And what I’ll do first, I’ll do the little dab-dab-dab so you can see the flakes, and then I’ll burnish it in so you get the effect. Maybe we’ll do an ombre of it. Adam: Mm-hmm! Kirsty: So, you get two totally different effects over the black and the white. Adam: Yeah, I’d say purple on one side, green on the other.
Kirsty: Yeah, let’s burnish this. Kirsty: I’m gonna tap. Let’s topcoat this. You can definitely still see the flakes slightly when you burnish, but as we faded it out and we just tapped, we can see the flakes a lot more prominent. On this side, yes, you can still see some of the flakes but they’re not quite as prominent because we’ve burnished in, and then where we tapped you can see the flakes. But how different do they look? Adam: It’s green
Kirsty: Kind of got this done like mother-of-pearl kind of effect Kirsty: …or opal effect on the white, and you’ve got these purples and greens on the black. What’s your favourite? Which one’s your favourite, Adam? Adam: I think the one that you wrinkled.
Kirsty: I know me too, like the alien effect one. Kirsty: I really like that. I do like the bubble nails as well though. Adam: No, I’m sick of bubbles. Kirsty: So, there you are, guys. I hope you’ve enjoyed that video, showing you a little bit about the chrome, the new Chrome Flake Collection and how to use it in different ways. So, it’s not just for putting on your nail. There you are. Thank you very much. Thanks for watching, guys. I love it when you watch. I love your comments. I do… not read them all. I don’t, no. Adam reads them all. I read some of them and I need to read them all more often. I need to comment more, and I know and I will. I promise. But if you go on my Instagram, I might see them a little bit more because it’s less busy than this channel because this YouTube channel has that many comments. It’s a bit crazy, but I will… promise and make a… a heartfelt promise to you that I will read all the comments. They’re just so many. Kirsty: They’re just so many
Adam: There is too many. Kirsty: There’s too many.
Adam: Even though I read more. Kirsty: But thank you for commenting, I do appreciate your watching. So, everything I’ve used today will be listed down below. I’ll see you in the next video. Bye-bye!