Hey my beautiful ladies! Each year there are always a range of new and exciting nail trends that seem to show up everywhere.This time the beauty world is bringing us one of the coolest and most wearable nail-art trends we’ve seen in a long time. We’re talking about shattered-glass nails. But don’t worry, it’s not just sticking shards of glass to your fingers. It’s much simpler than that. This is the most edgy nail trend we have seen in a long time — and we clearly aren’t the only ones who are loving the look.
It all started with a South Korean manicurist, Eunkyung Park, introducing the trend to us on her Instagram account. The colorful nail accent was inspired by the inside of the abalone shell, which is lined with a stunning rainbow pearl finish. Upon finding this unexpected inspiration on the beach, Park began looking for ways to mimic the exact look for nails. This led her to test out cellophane candy wrappers, but after cutting the wrappers into tiny pieces to stick on her nails, they ended up being too thick. After a long search for thinner candy wrappers, she finally found a Japan-based company that sold unique holographic paper called rainbow film, which is easier to attach to the nail.
The process is actually simpler than it seems—trust me! Simply apply a base coat, the nail polish color of your choice (or none at all), the small “glass” stickers, and a top coat to set it in place (try adding a few extra layers of the top coat to make it look more 3D). Voilà! In a few easy steps, you can have a unique and trendy manicure that looks luxe.
Check out some gorgeous examples for inspiration below:
Our personal favorite is the layered optical illusion. For those of you who love a bold nail, these are eye-catching and add so much dimension to your nail art!
If you’re looking for something a little more structured and simple, a prettier option is using larger geometric pieces on top of a light colored polish.
Another popular option is using gold and black to replicate the look of a broken mirror. If you’re really looking to invest in the shattered glass trend, this style is a must-try!
Do you like this new trend and if so, which style is your favourite?