Glass Nail Designs
Glass nails for the win! Yes, we said GLASS nails. It’s a trend you’re definitely going to want to know about if you want something totally unique for your nails. Since this is a pretty new nail technique (or trend, rather) allow us to introduce it to you. In essence, glass nails are acrylics that are clear or see through making them to appear like, well…glass. Pretty amazing right? We’ve done the legwork for you and scrolled through to find some incredible glass nail designs. These will give you a great sense of the trend and how you can try it out in a way that resonates with your own style.
1Say It In Glass
Make a written statement ON your nails! This is such a cool way to add a little personalization to clear glass acrylics. Spell out any word or saying you like, add rhinestones to the tips of each nail and you’re left with a pretty incredible design.
Bring a little edge to glass acrylics. Using black polish to create a cracked glass effect is a great way to achieve that edgy vibe. The French tip-like design aesthetic adds a little more interest to the overall look to really highlight the glass look.
3Black Rose Glass
Add some feminine edge to glass acrylics with black roses! Isn’t this so cute? Use nail stamps to make this really easy to DIY. Of course, you can always opt for a different color if black isn’t really your thing.
4Cool In See Through
While many typically think of CLEAR glass acrylic nails, there are quite a few ways you can introduce different colors into the look. Here they added cool tones to clear acrylics to get more of a see through type of aesthetic. So fun!
Since glass nails are an incredibly blank canvas, it gives you a great foundation to build off of to add unique design touches. Iridescent flakes are a pretty easy addition but boy do they really add the style power to clear acrylics.
Another adorable way to add personality to clear glass acrylic nails. Butterfly glitter pieces mixed with glitter flakes = winning combo! We like that they left the base of the nails clear to give the nails that ombre like fading effect.
7Cherry Embellished Glass
Complete your glass nails with a cherry on top – literally! We thought these cherry embellished nails were too adorable not to share with you. The cherries add gorgeous color that pop with easy over clear acrylics.
8Glass Stiletto Acrylics
Much like any other nail design or trend a way to make it different is by changing the length and/or shape of the nails. With glass acrylic nails you can change up the look without using any colors, embellishments, etc just by playing with the shape!
9Iridescent Glass Nails
How fun are these glass nails?! Adding a pop of iridescence to the top of glass acrylics gives this incredible dimension to them. Whether you use iridescent glitter or an iridescent finish over the entire nail you’re bound to have a fun mani.
The clouded effect added to these glass nails gives the look of texture and dimension in such a cool way. Don’t you think? Even though they only used subtle white tone, because of the soft swirl it allows pieces of the clear nail to shine through seamlessly.
Glass nails are the new way to add an unexpected pop to just about any nail design. We’re in love with this Dior inspired manicure. Naturally the Dior logo is a standout on these nails, but the way they added pops of glass nails to shine through makes it even more special.
12Fashionable in Glass
Another fun glass nail design for the fashionistas! This particular design definitely highlights the glass detail more, by applying the fashion label logos with glitter pieces. The metallic glitter pieces really shine on glass acrylics.
13Realistic Florals Glass Nails
Ok these floral nails are perfect for the spring and summer. We know, floral for spring…groundbreaking. But we have to say, we haven’t seen floral nails with such a realistic look. The way these flowers were added to glass nails gives such a texture, real aesthetic.
You’ve probably seen quite a few manicures adding a pop of something different to their nails with an accent nail. We thought this was SUCH a fun way to modernize that design strategy. Using a glass acrylic nail as the accent nail is unexpected and so cool.
15Boldly Designed Glass
Talk about stand out nails, right?! This is what we call nail art at its finest. As you can very well see the colors and design are pretty epic. We really appreciate that they created kind of a stained glass effect by adding a matte finish to the class acrylics.
16Glass Drip Nails
We thought these nails were so cool. The ‘drip’ design has been getting pretty popular in the nail world, we’ve seen quite a few interpretations of the design but the use of glass nails was new for us. You can really make this your own using any color scheme you like.
17Rhinestones and Glass
We’ll admit, we’re suckers for a good glam manicure. There’s just something about a glam nail moment that gets us every time. This design was no exception to that. Glass nails with a stiletto shape are a standout on their own but they get a whole new persona with rhinestones.
Talk about an updated Valentine’s Day mani! Well, ok we’ll admit we think these heart nails are perfect any time of year. Placing heart shaped glitter, in combination with small glitter polish, just to the ends of glass acrylics creates this modern take on ombre.
Applying different finishes to ANY nail is a sure fire way to give the design, simple or complex, new life. Glass nails are included in that! Look at how cool clear glass nails look when they’re topped with a matte finish.
20LV Logo Glass Nails
Love Louis Vuitton? Give your nails that LV design touch. Clear glass acrylics are the perfect way to give that modern edge to the LV logo on your nails. We love that they used pastel tones to add soft color to the nails.
21Sea Glass Matte
Aside from glass nails as we’ve shown you, one of the most popular ways people have been adapting the trend is with SEA glass nails. These are a perfect example of sea glass nails. As you can see they have that classic, well…sea glass look to them. We’re in love!
22Rainbow Sea Glass
The matte finish is what really gives glass nails the ‘sea glass’ look. We thought this was such a unique way to combine sea glass nails with a rainbow color scheme. The soft color scheme shows that there is color but doesn’t overpower the glass element.
How hot are these glass nails?! See what we did there? We loved these nails as a great example to show you how changing the finish of clear acrylics can really change the entire aesthetic. Matte vs shine makes the world of difference.
24Neon Edged Glass
If you’re really feeling the neon trend, but want to incorporate it in a modern way – this is perfect for you to try out. Clear acrylics have this really cool French tip inspired design. Adding the colors to more than just the very tips gives even more of a color pop to the nails.
25Glass Color Tips
Add color, in a whole new way, to your next French tip manicure. See through color, with clear acrylics, makes these nails anything but your average. They look great without the embellishments, but let’s face it – the rhinestones really amp up the style factor.
26Glittering Glass Nails
We thought these glass nails were so pretty. Combining the soft nude polish with clear acrylics is a gorgeous combo. Completing the design with textured glitter really brings it all together and keeps the soft aesthetic consistent.
27Pop of Pink
Barbie pink hasn’t looked this modern before! We haven’t seen it, that is. Clear nails look incredible when they get a pop of color mixed in with various colors of glitter. Here they kept things pink and added complimentary matte pink nails for even more color.
28Stained Glass Design
Give your clear nails the look of stained glass with this manicure design. How cool are these nails? We absolutely love the see through effect with the color effect, it gives the colors more of a modern feel to them.
We told you we can’t resist a glam manicure. Rhinestones and glitter are such great (and easy!) embellishments to add to any nail design, but they look especially great when added to glass nails. Use your creativity here!
30Sharp Glass Acrylics
When we stumbled upon these glass nails we knew we had to share them with you. This is a nail shape we’ve NEVER seen before, but we’re into it. The unique nail shape highlights the clear acrylic, adding some edge and design that’s unexpected in a gorgeous way.
31Shattered Glass Design
We’ve shown you quite a few glass nail designs where the glass, or clear, element was shining through a majority of the nails. This is a really interesting way to adapt glass nails, without the entire nail being left clear. It gives an ombre faded look like never before.
32Shimmer Finished Glass Nails
At first glance these look like solid, clear acrylic nails. Of course the shape of the nails is really stunning and adds some edge to the overall look, but when you take a closer look you can see the slight shimmer finish that really amps up the manicure.
We always love when people find ways to make traditional designs feel new again. Winter nail designs haven’t looked quite this chic in a while and we couldn’t be more in love. Painting white snowflakes onto glass nails = winter mani win!
34Textured Stain Glass
These glass nails are incredible! As you can see all the details and design elements combined into one stunning manicure. This is a bit of a different take on glass nails, because there really is no ‘clear’ space. Instead they really adapted see-through look that’s so fun thanks to glass acrylics.
35Star Glass Nails
Star light, star bright. Ok, we’re not going to get into a lullaby here but we do need a moment of appreciation for these star designed nails. Strategically placing glitter pieces all over glass nails = perfect way to add design to them.