You can emphasize your individuality with a beautiful and high-quality manicure. To do this, many representatives of the weaker sex use various techniques for applying varnish and its various shades. Recently, interest in a very unusual manicure has increased. Increasingly, you can see "Broken glass" on the nails. It looks spectacular and original. It is worth noting that this style came to us from South Korea. The girls of this country used pieces of foil for modeling. And so a completely new nail design appeared - “Broken Glass”.
“Broken glass” is a completely new direction in decorative nail modeling, which appeared relatively recently, but has already won many fans around the world. This can be explained by the originality and unusualness of such a manicure.
When it is performed, the nail plates are stylized under pieces of broken glass. This effect is achieved by applying holographic fragments of special cellophane or foil. Such material is produced not only in various types, but also in shades. This allows you to create a bold yet beautiful manicure.
Features of manicure
"Broken glass" on the nails can be done in several ways. It is worth considering that the desired effect is achieved due to the refraction of light reflected from such a manicure. The material allows you to create a bold, but at the same time unique nail design. The refraction of light occurs due to the material combination. Cellophane or foil can be applied to the entire area of the nail plate, or you can use only pieces of it to place accents that will only emphasize the stylistic decision.
"Broken glass" on the nails looks impressive. Such a manicure allows you to emphasize the individuality of any woman. The main advantage of this design is that there are no restrictions when applying a pattern. If desired, nails can be covered only with transparent varnish, without using colored bases. Such a manicure looks spectacular, but not defiant, but unobtrusively and easily.
A large selection of material allows you to experiment not only with shapes, but also with shades of the source. In this case, you can play in contrast, or do everything in one tone. Looks good "Broken glass" on the nails of dark shades. Fragments of orange or red on plates painted white will look no less impressive.
What you need for such a manicure
"Broken glass" on nails can be recreated at home. This technique is quite young. However, there are many materials that greatly facilitate the process.coating on the nail plate. To work, you will need the following tools:
- Transparent base or varnish of any shade that will become the base tone. It is on him that the pattern will be superimposed.
- Foil. It needs to be finely chopped. To make "broken glass" on the nails, the photo of which is presented above, you should use gold or gray material. Holographic polyethylene can also be used.
- Clear varnish required for the final coat.
- Tweezers or a thin brush.
Which material to choose
Film or foil should be prepared in advance. The material must be carefully cut into pieces of different sizes. It is best to cling to cellophane or foil with a thin brush or tweezers. The main thing is to choose the right shade. For work, you can use dry mica. Its shade must match the base. If the varnish or gel is green, then the mica should be emerald.
As for transparent polyethylene, it will look good on a dark or black background. However, you can create a Broken Glass nail design, the photo of which is impressive, on a light basis.
Before you start work, you should carefully prepare the nail plate. Manicure should be neat. And this is difficult to achieve if the nails are unkempt and inaccurately filed. First you need to deal with the cuticle. After that, you should file your nails, giving them the same shape. In other words, it is necessarydo all the things you do with a daily hygienic manicure.
"Broken glass" on the nails: how to do?
When all the materials are prepared, you can start creating the original manicure. First of all, you should apply a base coat. To do this, you can use a transparent varnish or colored. The background must be uniform. Foundation should be applied thinly.
While the base on the nail plate has not dried up, it is necessary to lay out pieces of foil or holographic cellophane in a chaotic manner using ordinary tweezers. This will create a more natural manicure and achieve the desired effect. Pieces of material can be both large and small. The most important thing is their random placement. After application, the elements can be gently pressed down to fix them.
In conclusion, the nail plates must be covered with transparent varnish. It will allow you to create a protective film that will not allow decorative fragments to fall off.
How to do gel polish manicure
To make "Broken glass" on nails, you need to remove the top shine with a buff, and then clean with a napkin that has a degreasing effect and apply a primer. Now you can apply the base coat and dry in the lamp, while the end of the nail must be sealed.
After that, you need to apply the background. To do this, you can use a colored gel. It will take several layers. This will be enough. Now you should apply a thin layer of top coat. It doesn't need to be dried. Exactly onit and fasten cellophane or foil. Pieces of material should be slightly buried in the gel. The edges of the cellophane should not protrude beyond the nail plate. Otherwise, the manicure will not last long, and it will look sloppy. If you wish, you can post the original pattern.
Finally, you need to apply another layer of top coat, and then dry everything in the lamp. An unusual manicure is ready.