We recently received the new Essie Metallic collection (!) & we could not wait to play around with the beautiful shades(stay tuned for the collection swatches later this week). Today’s tutorial is a great example of getting a little carried away – so many brights and a plethora of polka dots, it has a Space/Neon/Dizzy feel.

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails with 2 coats of Essie – No Place Like Chrome, a creamy-texture silver shade = instant fav. We barely needed 2 coats for full opacity.

Step 2: Using Essence – Lime Up! beginning at the tips, create an ombre design into No Place Like Chrome. We use a makeup sponge dipped into polish and sponged on the nail – see a more tutorials here, here, & here.

Step 3: Using a dotting tool begin at the base of the nail creating a chevron pattern. Alternate dotting tool sizes & colours continue the chevron pattern all the way to the tip of the nail. We used colours – Color Club – Lavendarling, China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy, China Glaze – Happy Go Lucky, China Glaze – White on White & China Glaze – Sky High Top. Once you have finished your base chevron pattern, go back over the design to add tiny dots within your polka dots. Seal in your design with Seche Vite top coat.

Sometimes our favourite nail art designs are the ones that weren’t planned. Playing around with your favourite shades and tools is the best way to create a design all of your own. What do you think of today’s Space Odyssey tutorial? Let us know on Twitter & Facebook. Also, don’t forget to visit back this week to see the rest of the Essie – Metallic collection.

  1. Very cool designs!!!

  2. These are so neat ­čÖé

  3. arielwolfe says:

    that is awsome!

  4. samacwns says:

    Love the Chrome! Any idea where I could get it? I looked on the essie website, but it’s a little hard to tell.

  5. I’m sorry but this is the first tut, I don’t like…. looks off to me. When you said Space Odyssey, I was expecting stars, or something other than dots. I love this site and your tuts, so I felt you had to know, this one wasn’t all that. Nothing bad….just I don’t know….not what I expected when I read the title.

  6. normandlou says:

    I am really loving these!!!!

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  1. […] No Place Like Chrome –┬áthis shade reflects a richly oxidized┬ánickel. A classic silver with some depth, this colour will┬ádefinitely┬ábe a staple in our nail art designs – we already tried it out just yesterday. […]

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