If Cinderella matched the manicure to the shoes, then most likely it would look like this! Our topic today is crystal nails.
Over the past few seasons, we could see how transparent things gradually conquered the podiums. Heels, handbags, ankle boots ... The fashion for "transparency" only strengthened its position.
Therefore, it is not surprising that over time this wave reached the manicure!
Transparent, or as it's also called, “crystal” nails are an original and modern variation of nude manicure. And the best thing about this manicure is that this trend can be adapted to suit your own style, whether you prefer bright, provocative nail designs or simple minimalism. And the transparent base gives space for the manifestation of creative abilities. :) In addition, this design is universal in terms of form. You will have a luxurious look, no matter what shape your nails are: square, oval, round, almond or stiletto.
The secret of spectacular crystal manicure lies in the creation of an impeccable base. While a “naked” negative space manicure can be created using a clear base coat, this option will not work in the case of crystal nails. :) Most often, a crystal manicure is the merit of acrylic extensions.
There are two ways to make crystal nails: buy ready-made transparent tips, or create a shape using a sculptor gel. The transparent gel sculptor is responsible for the smooth and voluminous shape that gives the nail that signature “jelly” look.
After the shape of the nail is formed, I prefer to add a little glitter to the nails, for more similarity with crystal. To do this, you can lightly powder your nails with a powder that is used to create a chrome effect, or you can apply a translucent holographic foil. It seems to me that the design looks the most advantageous.
Making crystal nails on your own at home is difficult, but possible. True only if you use ready-made transparent tips.
But even with this condition, the creation of a crystal manicure will take a lot of time, so it is better to entrust this matter to a professional! Me, for example! :)
Crystal manicure is ideal for owners of short nails. And the shorter the nails initially, the better!
Definitely, this manicure is designed to draw attention to your hands, so if you work in a very conservative environment, crystal nails may not be the best choice for you. But if you really want to, then there are acceptable options for you! :)
Tip: the shorter the nails, the thinner the line should be along the edges. So the manicure will look more neat and elegant.
But if you are not limited by any framework, then feel free to experiment with shine and shape!
This design looks very nice with the addition of gold foil. I would say that it is chic in its purest form! :)
Also, if you are looking for suitable options for a wedding manicure, then crystal nails may well decorate your hands during this wonderful event.
And this version of the crystal manicure design, thanks to its unusual shape, really resembles Cinderella's shoes. Or at least the heels of her shoes! :)
I love this manicure not only for its original look, but also for its regal vibes, because long, transparent nails make you feel at least like a princess. And we so often lack a little fairy tale in life! :)