Enter Julie Kandalec, a celebrity and editorial manicurist based in NYC, who came to our rescue with what might be the simplest nail art fake-out of all time. Using shatter polish, she simply employs a few different brushstrokes to create a host of entirely new looks. Finish it off with a simple swipe of topcoat and — ta-da! — nail art. Genius, we say. Not to mention the fact it helps give your shatter polish — which, let's face it, kind of has a limited life span in terms of how often you use it — new purpose.
Check out Julie's easy tips and then take to the comments to share your own best lazy-girl nail secrets.
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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Lacquers in Holiday and May, $26 each, available at Nordstrom; OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Shatter, $6, available at OPI for salons.