Car Paint vs. Nail Polish Part II

car paint versus nail polish

Hey everyone!

Since one of my most popular postings is the car paint vs. nail polish posting from back in 2011, I thought it would be time for a new one!
A lot has happend in the nail world since then, we had new effects, finishes, we had the revolution of indie brands and every possible nail polish finish and shade you can dream of. Also, nail art ideas have advanced a lot, bestowing us with mesmerizing effects for our nails. But what about the car paint industry? Were they able to keep up or is the holo-car still the most extraordinary paint job you can get for your car? Let’s find out!

Super stunning fuchsia holo
First of all, HOLO has reached a whole new dimension – both in the car and in the nail world! Look at this effect! I had to show you this as it instantly reminded me of the stunning ILNP Molly.

Source of manicure (ILNP Molly)
Source of car picture

Chrome / Mirrornails
Chrome nails seem to always be fascinating and while it might still not be possible to create perfect mirror nails with just nail polish, we have come pretty close recently. But how cool is the chrome car?!

Source of manicure (Layla Mirror Effect 01 Metal Chrome)
Source of car picture

Matte neon green
We love a good neon nail polish on our paws! It usually dries matte, which results in this really cool look. I discovered that there are also matte neon cars out there rocking the streets!

Source of manicure (Models Own Flip Flop)
Source of car picture

Multichrome nail polish / Flipflop car paint
We all love the incredible duo- multi- and ultrachrome nail polishes that some brands have blessed us with recently. Did you know that in the car world, these effects are called “flipflop”? I drooled over all the flipflop cars that google image search showed me! Multichrome/flipflop paint seems to really be the most advanced paint effect there is in the car world. Here is just one example of very similar pigmentation: ILNP Cygnus Loop and an adorable Mini-Cooper with flipflop car paint!



source of manicure (ILNP Cygnus Loop)
source of car picture

Glow in the dark nail polish / cars
When I was a little girl I was fascinated by everything glow-in-the-dark. I don’t own any glow-in-the-dark nail polishes yet, but I definitely have to change that! Now, taking this effect to a whole new dimension by putting it on a car? Yes please! How cool would it be to cruise in a glow-in-the-dark car at night through a party-zone?

Source of manicure (Serum No. 5 Day Glow)
Source of car picture

Colour changing / Thermo nail polish and car paint
One of the coolest nail polish inventions ever is probably thermo nail polish – depending on the temperature of your nailbeds and the environment, they change colours which sometimes results in cool gradient looks on your nails. Now, cars don’t have nailbeds or a body temperature, but nevertheless there are colour-changing thermo car paints too! The youtube-video shows that in order to show the effect, the guy has to run around the car with a bottle of cold water though. A little laborious, but oh well – we sometimes do crazy stuff too to show a certain effecton our nails, don’t we? 😉

Dance Legend Thermo 170

Galaxy nails vs. Galaxy car!
Next up are some nailart classics – and I was surprised to find out that there were also cars like that! For example galaxy nails – there are so many stunning creations out there and I’m always mesmerized when looking at galaxy nails. Turns out car owners also love to bring the space cosmos onto their cars!

source of galaxy nail art
source of car picture

A classic in the nailart world, polkadot manicures are always a cute and quick way to pimp up your manicure. But a whole polkadot car?! How cool is that?

Source of manicure
Source of car picture

Chalkboard nails vs. chalkboar car
Chalkboard nails might not be the most popular out there, but I always loved them – I think the idea is really cute, especially as a back-to-school mani! When i came across chalkboard cars I thought: How convenient! If there is anything you would like the car owner to know (e.g.: Next time please try to use one parking spot only) you just write it on his car!

Source of manicure
Source of car picture

Animal print nail art / Leo-car
Another classic in the nail art world is animal print nails! No wonder there are also animal print cars out there – for example a leo-print car. So chic!


source of manicure
source of car picture

Velvet (grass) manicure
Can you believe it? Even velvet manicures that are created by sprinkling flocking powder on your wet nail polish have a counterpart in the car world: A grass car? Seriously?

source of manicure
source of car picture

Blingbling Swarovski nails/car
Oh yeah, we know how to bling up our nails! Nails covered in rhinestones are a popular way to create an elegant and extravagant manicure. Now, nails are small and covering them up completely might be a little time consuming but doable. But a whole car? Covered in genuine supershiny Swarovski?! That is just out of this world!

Source of manicure
Source of car picture

Gradient nails / car
Gradient nails are beautiful, and some ladies really know how to do it – a whole gradient rainbow manicure is probably the showcase of gradient nail art! And now imagine a rainbow car – how did they do that?!

Source of manicure
Source of car picture

Now, with all these comparisons and matches, there is still one finish from the nail world that I am missing in the car world: Multichrome flakies! How awesome would a car painted with a layer of mulichrome flakies look?!

If you could pick one car to match your favourite manicure, which one would it be? I’d totally go for a super-holographic car!


PS: In case one of the pictures above is yours and you think that I haven’t given you enough credit, please let me know! I linked to all the original sources of the pictures, but I am happy to change anything or remove your picture if you are not happy with me using it for this posting. Thank you!


4 thoughts on “Car Paint vs. Nail Polish Part II

  1. Pingback: Car Paint vs. Nail Polish | From head to foot

  2. Geiler Post!!! Wenn ich dich nicht schon längst abonniert hätte, hätte es mein Mann wohl gemacht 🙂 Glow in the dark Autos, wo gibt es denn so was… Aber die Holokarre ist auch total genial, erinnert mich ein wenig ein Autodrom *hihi*


    • Danke 🙂 Endlich ein Posting, das die Interessen von Frauen UND Männern anspricht 😀
      Wenn ich manche Autos auf der Straße sehe, wünschte ich auch oft, ich hätte den passenden Lack für ein Foto drauf, denn irgendwo zu Hause schlummert genau die Farbe ganz sicher in der Schublade!

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