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12 Nov

Trend Callout: Shattered Glass Nails

Posted by Bikini Owner

Move over embellished 3D manicures, badass amigo – shattered glass nails are here. We owe it to beauty trendsetters like Park Eun Kyung in South Korea for yet another beauty phenomenon in the states. Her latest nail designs on Instagram are taking the web by storm – and giving us all a major dose of inspo!

Contrary to its frightening name – they’re very safe – the real deal doesn’t have a single shard of glass. The iridescent effect is achieved with finely cut pieces of reflective holographic film paper that are placed individually or layered for a textured look before applying a clear gel coat.

Before you rush over to the salon, check out some DIY renditions and get playing with this easy to do manicure – you may become the next artiste. All you need is reflective paper or sticker, base coat, nail polish and a top coat to achieve this light catching effect.


This tribal overlay majorly accents any festival attire.


A photo posted by Kit (@kitoffkilter) on


An dark ground polish with multi-color cuts is what you want to show off this autumn.


A photo posted by Leila  (@mlleleilou) on


Bling-bling! This mega gemstone placement rocks.


Fill in the negative space with glass for the chiciest jet-setting look. 


Totally different from others - this textured look is achieved with a few extra added layers of glass.


And last but not least - our ultimate fave. Simple and chic!

Follow this easy DIY tutorial to save some bucks.