Glass mani to go!

This easy and cute nailart ef­fect is #trending – and it looks great on ev­ery­one! We’ve got your com­plete how-to.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty Flash Nail It -

Like so many beauty ob­ses­sions of the mo­ment, the lat­est nail trend to light up In­sta­gram hails from Korea. When Eunkyung Park, the It-girl nail artist, first posted her glass­nails man­i­cure – the beauty term for the light-catch­ing, holo­graphic style – on the plat­form, her phone started blow­ing up: “Tons of peo­ple were re­gram­ming it, ask­ing how to get the frag­mented ef­fect at home,” she says. Her orig­i­nal in­spi­ra­tion? “The in­side of an abalone shell.” Here is her quick les­son on the tech­nique:

Eunkyung orig­i­nally cut cel­lo­phane sweet wrap­pers into thin sliv­ers to mimic bro­ken glass. If you want to try it, cut reg­u­lar cel­lo­phane into ran­dom tri­an­gles of vary­ing sizes and an­gles with su­per-sharp scis­sors. The colour will shine through the shards and cre­ate a holo­graphic ef­fect. Eunkyung likes a dark green tint, like [1] Dolce & Gab­bana Nail Lac­quer in Wild Green (R425). She also en­joys softer beiges, like [2] Avon BB 7 In 1 Nail Colour (R99.90) for a pris­matic blush tone. Or skip the coloured nail pol­ish al­to­gether and go with a clear base coat, as shown above.

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