A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Shattered-Glass Nails at Home
A scroll through Pinterest is unlikely to feel complete without browsing some of the pretty new nail art trends.
However, not everyone has the time, resources, or funds to see a manicurist every few weeks, but that doesn't have to be the case. While going to the salon is one of the best treats around, sometimes a rainy Sunday morning calls for DIY action. When it comes to re-creating the designs, sometimes it looks harder than it is. Once you have your hands on the materials, all you need is some practice before you're an at-home mani pro in no time.
For me, nail art is the one activity where I can't pick up my phone every 10 minutes or stare at a screen. It's the one hour in my week that is dedicated to my relaxation and creativity, so I've given my fair share of Pinterest nail trends a try. One of my all-time favorites? Shattered glass nails. Big in Korea, shattered nail art uses tiny shard-like shapes of iridescent paper to create a light-reflecting manicure. If you want to give this design a go, keep reading to see our step-by-step guide.
- To re-create this trend, you'll need:
- A base coat
- Your choice of nail polish color — gel polish is ideal but not necessary
- Iridescent shattered glass paper either pre-cut ($7) or sheets that can be cut to size ($2)
- A good top coat — I like Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($10)
- Nail glue
- Tweezers or cuticle clippers