THIS Is the Newest Korean Beauty Trend That You Need to Know
Hello, nail enthusiasts! Word on the street is that there’s a new Korean beauty trend on the block that you *need* to know STAT. If you’ve already mastered the Mul-Gwang technique and have a fair share of go-to Korean beauty products in your makeup bag, glass nails are about to rock your world. Just as the name suggests, glass nails were created to resemble fragments of broken glass complete with a three-dimensional, holographic look. Here’s the kicker, though: They’re not really made of glass.
Eun Kyung Park, the South Korean manicurist and owner of the salon Unistella, came up with the concept after observing the lining of an abalone shell and experimenting with cellophane candy wrappers. Fast-forward to now and you can purchase pre-cut stickers that — when combined with a basecoat, nail color and topcoat — create salon-worthy results. Check out these 14 mesmerizing glass nail designs that will straight-up stun and have you craving a fresh mani.
6. Negative Space Nails: Be it a winter wedding or black-tie affair, these white nails with iridescent glass shards hit the mark. Consider them a modern update on your traditional French manicure. (via @iamsssssu)
7. Stained Glass Nails: It’s all about creativity and placement with this Rihanna-esque mani. Use blue glass nail decals to create a stunning stained glass effect on your well-groomed tips. (via @allaboutcherryc)
12. Shattered Glass Mani: Enter the nail hack of the century. Use scissors to cut up pieces of glitter into minuscule shards before carefully arranging them into an eye-catching mosaic pattern. (via @polishpals)
Will you be will experimenting with glass nails this season? Let us know in the comments below!