Glass Paper

Glass Paper is an iridescent design that is bundled and precut into fine strips for easy sniping and shaping! This thin, lightweight paper is specifically designed for nail encapsulation. Unlike regular shiny paper, it flawlessly sits over your nail. Get that glass with some class.

Simply place the strips over Foil Gel, Gel base or Gel Top Coat, place them over your nails, then encapsulate your desired look with No Cleanse Top Coat. Voila! A gorgeous glass effect. There’s so much you can do with glass paper like making shapes, figures, and whimsical designs. Scattered, symmetrical, or asymmetrical? Your imagination is limitless!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do with glass paper?

Depending on the design and shape you would like, you could snip and shape the strips of glass paper.

What is the difference between glass paper and regular, shiny paper?

Glass Nails were specifically designed for your nails. They're safe and slim. Regular paper would appear bulky, bland, and may react with your polish.

How do I apply Glass Paper?

The basic principle to a good glass nail is encapsulation over almost any nail medium.

  1. Prep your nail.
  2. Estimate the shape and size of the glass paper you will be placing over your nail. Afterward, Cut the paper into the desired shape and size.
  3. Place your base layer using any color or medium of choice (e.g. gel, dip, acrylic, builder gel, sculpture gel, etc.).
  4. For the adhesion of your Glass Paper, you may place either Foil Transfer Gel, Gel Base, or Top Coat. Afterward, flash cure for 10 seconds under an LED lamp (70 watts) or for 30 seconds under UV (36 watts).
  5. Using a picking tool, place your desired glass paper snippings in your desired pattern or form.
  6. Encapsulate by placing an even layer of No Cleanse Top Coat. Alternatively, you may also use Clear Dip Powder. Afterward, flash cure for 10 seconds under an LED lamp (70 watts) or for 30 seconds under UV (36 watts). Pro Tip: For even curing, you may cure each nail separately.
How do I remove Glass Paper?

1. Trim off any extra nail length with a nail cutter.
2. Buff off the top most layers, and avoid buffing your natural nail bed.
3. Remove the glass paper by either wrapping it in foil or the soaking it in acetone.

  • Foil Method
    Thoroughly soak a cottonball in acetone. Afterward, place it over your nail and tightly wrap your nail in aluminum foil. Do this for each finger and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Lastly, remove the foil, and gently rub the cotton ball along with the foil on your nails.

  • Soak Off Method
    Pour acetone in a small bowl and soak your nails inside for 15 to 20 minutes. If excess polish remains, soak it in for another 5 minutes.

4. Buff, Shape, and Nourish
5. Lighty buff the surface of your nails. Afterward, shape your nails with a nail file and create your desired shape. Then, nourish your nails with cuticle oil.

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Jun 22, 2023

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