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Stained Glass Nails: A Step-by-Step Guide To Stunning Designs

Stained glass nails are a mesmerizing trend in the nail art world, capturing the intricate beauty of stained glass windows with bold colors and delicate patterns. This artistic manicure technique creates a stunning, multi-dimensional effect that’s sure to turn heads. Here’s how you can achieve the stained glass nails look at home.

1. Gather Your Supplies

  • Clear base coat and top coat.
  • Black nail polish or a black nail art pen for the “lead” lines.
  • Sheer or jelly nail polishes in various colors to mimic stained glass.
  • Small nail art brush or a fine detail brush.

2. Prep Your Nails

  • Start by shaping and filing your nails to your desired length and shape. Clean your nails and apply a clear base coat to protect them and ensure your design lasts longer.

3. Create the Outline

  • Using black nail polish or a black nail art pen, draw the “lead” lines to create sections on your nails, just like a stained glass window. These lines can be random or follow a specific pattern. Let this dry completely.

4. Fill in the Sections

  • With a small nail art brush, fill in the sections with different sheer or jelly nail polishes. The key is to use translucent colors that allow light to pass through, mimicking the look of real stained glass. Let the colors dry between layers to prevent smudging.

5. Seal the Design

  • Once all the colors are dry, apply a clear top coat to seal the design and add a glossy finish. This step also helps to smooth out any uneven edges.

Stained glass nails are a beautiful and artistic way to make your manicure stand out. With a little patience and creativity, you can create stunning designs that resemble the intricate beauty of stained glass windows.


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