Extreme Shatter Glass Nails. There is something about iridescent accents that just speak to my soul and take me to my happy place. Yes, it’s that serious! I have been in love with the shatter glass look for nails. I love how the holographic effect of the paper changes color depending on how the light hits it. Last time I did shattered glass nails on a pink nude base. This time I wanted to see how it would look using a clear base instead. For these extreme shatter glass nails using a clear base gives the ultimate shattered glass effect.
This is a full set of acrylic nails using clear nail tips. I prepped my natural nails by using my 180 grit nail file to lightly file the surface of my natural nails. By doing this, it allows the acrylic to adhere to the natural nail.
I used the IBD brush on glue to adhere the clear tips to my naturals. I like this glue because it dries really quick. It also dries clear. I then used my 100 grit hand file to blend the nail tip with my natural nail.
I applied the No Lift Nails primer. Next I used the Beauty Secrets clear acrylic powder and applied a really thin layer of acrylic.
While the acrylic is still wet I applied the Precut Glass Shard Effect paper. I had to apply a small amount of clear acrylic before placing some of the glass shard paper because if you don’t move quick enough, the acrylic dries before you get a chance to apply the glass shard effect pieces.
After all of the Precut Glass Shard Effect paper was in place, I encapsulated the entire nail with Beauty Secrets clear acrylic.
Once all the acrylic is set, I used my hand file to shape the nails. I then finished filing the nails using the fine grit large cone bit from Todac USA. I love to use this drill bit to the cuticle area flush and as natural looking as possible.
After finishing the filing and shaping, I applied my all time favorite topcoat; the Poochiez Nails Super Shine gel topcoat. I cured this gel topcoat in my LED lamp for 60 seconds.
And this is the finished look. I love these Extreme Shatter Glass Nails. Super shiny and in your face.
The Precut Glass Shard Effect Paper is available here. This is perfect for those who hate or simply don’t have time to cut up iridescent paper into glass like pieces.