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Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art

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Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
If you frequently do your own nails and like to be creative with their look, then this project is for you. Learn how to create your own broken glass geometric nail art.


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Geometric designs have been all the rage for quite some time. I've seen geometric nail art decals and broken glass designs a lot lately. Here's how to make your own at home with the basics. I used leftover holographic Christmas wrapping paper I had bought at the 99 cent store. You can use any thin shiny paper.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10 beautiful nails

woman's hands displaying her nails


  • 1 sheet of shiny/holographic paper, at least 2 x 2 inches
  • 1 bottle of clear nail polish
  • 1 bottle of any colour nail polish
  • scissors
  • tweezer
Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art


  1. Cut a bunch of tiny triangles and elongated diamonds. Make them small enough so at least three to four sit on each nail with space between them. I used two-sided holographic wrapping paper, one side red, the other silver.
  2. Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
    Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
  3. Paint your nails with whatever base colour you choose. I went with neutral/nude. Let dry.
  4. Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
  5. Paint a coat of clear nail polish on one nail. Very quickly add on your cut shapes of paper. Gently press them into the clear polish. Repeat on all fingers.
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    Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
    Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
  7. Add a clear coat once you've done all your nails to lock in the shapes. Because I used double sided two-colour paper, some of the shapes got a reflective red tone from certain angles.
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    Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
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