Originated from South Korea, the technique was developed by Seoul manicurist Eunkyung Park, and has since been trending on Instagram.
If the thought of actual glass shards on your nails sounds terrifying, hold your horses; that’s not what’s happening here. Instead, women are sticking cut pieces of mylar paper onto their nails in a way that resembles shiny, sharp glass pieces.
We have got the inside scoop for you to do this latest manicure on your own.
Here’s what you do:
- Use your go-to base coat your nails
- Paint a coat or two of your favourite dark polish. Anything from navy and black to purple, and deep red to burgundy can do the trick
- Use top coat and let dry for 10 to 15 minutes or until tacky
- With iridescent cellophane that you can find at your local crafts store, randomly cut little triangles so it resembles shards of glass.
- Grab a tweezer and carefully place the pieces onto the nail in a design of your choice. The more pieces you put on the nail, the more ‘shattered’ it will look
- Apply a final layer of top coat. For best results, use a top coat that’s specifically designed for nail art.
- If you don’t have cellophane, no problem! You can easily get the same look using gold transfer foil or even a thin sheet of aluminium foil
- To avoid sharp edges and bumps make sure to gently press the paper onto the nail
And you’re done!
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