Glass nails are the latest Korean beauty trend Instagram is obsessed with

4th December 2015 / Beauty

When it comes to innovative beauty trends, South Korea is known for being ahead of the curve, and the latest export well worth the shipping cost is glass nails.

So called because they catch the light like a crystal or shattered glass. So, no fear- the fear of broken nails is no more real than with a regular mani.

Nail artist and manicurist Eun Kyung Park created the technique, which sees tiny ‘shards’ of cellophane applied to the nails.

Eun was inspired by ‘the abalone, a sea snail with a very pretty mother-of-pearl-like lining in its shell, similar to an oyster’.

The look was an instant hit when she uploaded an Insta video of the first perfected glass mani catching the light causing a double-tapping frenzy, and had every high-profile lady in South Korea flocking to her salon.

The transfers are yet to land in the UK outlets, but you can order the transfers via international shipping from G Market and at a base cost of just £1.82 they’re one beauty secret worth getting on board with. We’ll happily forgo the sparkly dress this festive season to let our glass mani do the talking.