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Hello lovelies,

 

I've got another exciting manicure to show you today AND there's a video tutorial! You already know that I love the shattered glass nail trend but I like to try new things. I came across a beautiful opal photo at The Arkenstone (big thanks to them for allowing me to use their photo) that inspired me to use the shattered glass method to create this rainbow opal look.

 

Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique

 

I couldn't be happier with this manicure, it looked amazing in real life! I stared at my nails for ages and didn't want to take them off. It resembled the opal stone even more than I thought I could pull off and it wasn't that difficult to do. Here is the list of products I've used and where you can buy them..

 

Products used:

Color Club French Tip
US: http://bit.ly/1YH4fxU
UK: http://bit.ly/1QTg0zK

OPI Sheer Tints:
UK: http://amzn.to/1NGZ9zQ (Amazon UK)
US: http://amzn.to/1l72iwC (Amazon US)

Pearlescent cellophane (all in the UK)
http://www.lucysmylarandcrafts.co.uk
http://www.gwchadwick.co.uk/pearlescent-cellophane.html
http://www.bakerross.co.uk/iridescent-cellophane-craft-rolls

Seche Vite topcoat
UK: http://amzn.to/1MkcSvL (Amazon UK)

US: http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/1271b/ (Walmart)
US: http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/ffa5/ (Ulta)

 

 

And here's the promised tutorial on how to recreate this look:

 

 

 

What do you think? Simple enough to create? If you do give it a try I'd love to see your nails! Tag me @lucysstash or include #lucysstash to let me know :)

 

Just as I'm writing this post I've done some googling and found that Lexa from glitterfingersss-en.blogspot.hu has done little bit similar look at the beginning of this year even though she has used a bit different method.. So just to avoid any misunderstandings, I'm not claiming to have invented this look but I didn't see anyone else until I just googled it :) Check her out!

 

Hope you've enjoyed this look and will check out my tutorial as well! Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm back with the Shattered Glass Nails! It's a huge hit worldwide and this time I wanted to replicate the clean nude look. I'm loving this trend so much and I have a lot more coming!

 

Since the first manicure earlier this week, I have done some research into the pearlescent cellophane and where to get it. It's really not that easy to find the exact thing but I managed to dig out some UK sources for you:

http://www.gwchadwick.co.uk/pearlescent-cellophane.html

http://www.bakerross.co.uk/iridescent-cellophane-craft-rolls

http://www.lucysmylarandcrafts.co.uk

 

Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL
Pink Shattered Glass Nails with TUTORIAL

 

 

So that's the final look! I have used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, OPI Don't Burst My Bubble, Pearlescent/opalescent cellophane (links above) and Seche Vite top coat.

 

I've prepared a tutorial on this (super simple) technique and how to recreate this exact look:

 

 

 

 

 

I would really appreciate if you could leave me some feedback on how to improve my video tutorials. I know I'll never be as fantastic and quirky like Christine aka Simply Nailogical but I feel there's still room for improvement.

 

What's your take on this shattered glass look? Like or dislike? Let me know ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that the cellophane pieces are very prone to peeling off within a day so definitely use two coat of top coat. They would last much better in gel polish.