This Is What $2,000 Custom KISS Nails Look Like

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The most expensive nail polish in my collection cost me $52.68 CAD. In 2011, I splurged on the coveted multi-chromatic wonder, Clarins 230 (or what fellow nail-polish addicts fondly call ‘Unicorn Pee‘). Since then, I haven’t made any wild nail purchases.

Needless to say, $2,000 Custom KISS Nails aren’t in my budget’s stratosphere. (Not even in my exosphere!)

But it’s not always about what you can buy. There’s something to be said about admiring without feeling the need to purchase it. Like the priceless painting hanging in the Art Gallery of Ontario, I can enjoy the artistry without needing it in my living room.

I can appreciate the way the $2,000 custom KISS nails look without needing to spend that much moola.

Just the other day, one of my readers was asking me on social media about chrome nail polish, so it was interesting timing!

Most chrome nail polish I have tried tends to leave behind more of a brushed-chrome finish on the nail, rather than a mirror-like shine, such as what Minx Nails provide. And nail appliques are tricky for me because my nails are narrow and very curvy.

When I was in elementary school or high school, I remember that Sally Hansen came out with a chrome collection, and it was one of the more shiny chromes on the market that I’ve ever tried.

Seeing the custom set of chrome nails created for Gigi Hadid to wear to the 2016 Met Gala was exciting because maybe the brand will release a consumer version, so that we can all easily get a true mirror-like chrome manicure in seconds with zero brushstrokes! *Fingers crossed*

The woman behind the nails? Mar y Soul, and she’s based in New York City.

(Yes, Mar y, not Mary. Hehe, since my name’s Mary, every time I went to type Mar y in this blog post, my fingers tried to type Mary first, out of habit.)

Mar y Soul’s talent has landed her work for more than 300 fashion editorial covers, and she has painted the nails of A-list celebrities.

The rest of this post contains more photos of the awesome chrome nails Mar y Soul created for Gigi Hadid, as well as how to get a similar look on a small budget.

Note: All the photos in this post are courtesy of PR. Collage created by me.

Gigi Hadid Wearing Custom KISS Nails for Met Gala 2016 Nails by Mar y Soul

American fashion model and ‘IT’ girl, Gigi Hadid wears custom KISS nails created by celebrity manicurist Mar y Soul for the 2016 Met Gala. Gigi Hadid captivated the Met Gala red carpet with $2,000 chrome nails embellished with ‘hidden’ crystals.

The theme for this year’s Met Gala, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” and Gigi Hadid’s intricate metallic Tommy Hilfiger dress, inspired Mar y Soul’s polish-free, technology-focused chrome design for her couture Met manicure.

“I collaborated with KISS Products to create custom elegant almond shaped chromed-out nails, with a hidden detail, crystals. Underneath each nail, I added 3 crystals for an element of surprise and to ensure her nails look flawless no matter what angle,” says Celebrity manicurist Mar y Soul.

Gigi Hadid’s statement making nails captures this seasons runway trends, with metallic tips and unexpected embellishments.

To recreate the on-trend underside jeweled manicure look at an affordable price, use KISS Bejeweled ($3.97/Walmart).

Gig Hadid Wearing KISS Nails Met Gala 2016 Nails by Mar y Soul

Gigi Hadid Wearing KISS Nails for Met Gala 2016 Nails by Mar y Soul

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These are the KISS BeJeweled pre-glued stones that KISS suggests you apply to the underside of your silver-painted nails to recreate a similar look.

Retailing for $3.97 CAD at Walmart, it contains 3D gems that are as easy as peel-and-stick! Plus a single sheet contains several shapes, sizes, and colours, which allows you to get creative and use them for multiple manicures.

KISS BeJeweled

What’s the closest to a silver-chrome manicure that you’ve come? Would you recreate a similar look to Gigi Hadid’s $2,000 manicure? What’s the most that you’ve ever splurged on for a nail polish or a manicure?


6 thoughts on “This Is What $2,000 Custom KISS Nails Look Like

  1. Melissa

    I’m all for unique nails and going on the wild side, but this is nutz! I can’t see paying $2,000 for nails. It’s not in my Multiverse! LOL Thanks for sharing them with us. It’s interesting to see the extreme side of nails.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      It’s my pleasure! I love to share interesting nail news! Who knows…maybe it’ll inspire someone to recreate a similar look or a spin-off of it! 🙂

  2. Cat

    Hi Mary, I really enjoy seeing these fantasy looks for the red carpet and for the runway, and of course they wouldn’t work in most people’s real lives. But it’s fun to drool and dream, nevertheless! 😉

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Cat!

      They would make good back scratchers, wouldn’t they? 😉 Hehe!

      I love how futuristic the design is, which fit in nicely with the technology theme at the 2016 Met Gala. I saw what the celebrities wore to it, and WOW, so artistic and inspiring!

  3. dawn lainsbury

    I am looking for the silver/chrome kiss Broadway nails in ontario. I used to buy the chrome nails and cannot find them anywhere. And advice?

    I will order dozens

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Dawn!

      Unfortunately, I don’t think they have a chrome set available right now, and these ones were custom made for Gigi.

      If they ever come out with a consumer version of the silver/chrome nails, I’d be all over it, too! Sorry that I couldn’t be of more help.


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