Saturday, March 26, 2011

Easter Grass Disaster

This looked awesome when I pictured it in my head. I wish you guys could've seen it! ;)
On my nails, it was horrendous.
 When I made my massive order from Dollar Nail Art, they had this cool looking stuff called "Laser Lace." I couldn't think of having seen it before on any blogs, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I ordered several different colors.

It comes in a sheet like this:

Very cool color, with iridescent sheen.

First problem I discovered. You have to cut whatever size/shape you need, which is difficult because the slightest touch seemed to make it fall apart into a million little stringy pieces.
Second problem, it wouldn't stick to my nail. I tried the foiling glue from the same company, the lace wouldn't bend to the curve of my nail. I tried to put a topcoat and then smoosh the lace into it, which sort of worked. 
Third problem, I couldn't get an exact size cut out if you had offered me a million $. I had all of the extra bits hanging off the free edge of my nail, because nothing seemed to work. I thought I could file against the edge to make it fit, then topcoat to smooth it..... Negative. I managed to finish the entire hand and I thought I had mastered it! Then I tried to pull my hair back into a ponytail and it felt like all of my nails were peeling or split because they were catching on every single hair! Disaster. So I snapped a pic then immediately removed it all. 
I ended up not even liking the final look of it though. It was as if I'd been digging in some kid's Easter basket and all the fake grass had stuck to my nails.

Perhaps with another color? More patience next time? I don't know what it will take, but I'd like to find some way to make this stuff work.
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8 comments:

  1. i think it could add a cool touch as long as none is hanging off the sides! maybe get some tiny scissors and do it? haha!

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  2. LOL Easter grass... ugh that stuff is such a pain... maybe if you somehow sealed the lace piece (like laminating but not actually laminating) and THEN cut it?

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  3. If I had seen this "laser lace" somewhere, I probably would have bought it myself. Won't happen now. But I guess it could be a nice thing, if you get it to work.
    I like the green nail polish you used though. :)

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  4. I had bought a few other colors too, so I'm going to give it another try sometime. I think I'll have to just use a very small section so that it will be more manageable and won't hang off.

    GothamPolish- I'll try to figure something like that out. I'm afraid if I stick something over it to cut it out, I'll not be able to get it back off! Lol

    Stay tuned and I'll try again!

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  5. this stuff looks like it has potential, just too fiddly!! it does look a little bit like shiny grass hahah! its a shame it didnt work out, but practice makes perfect with everything, maybe next time will have better results :)
    xxx

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  6. I would maybe try the ziploc Baggie technique - lay a layer of clear down, then a piece of the material into the wet clear and then coat it with more clear to embed it in clear polish, then peel it off and try shaping it then. It might work better into polish that way too. Maybe. :) Just a thought.

    I think that the sheet of stuff is *very* pretty too and definitely would have got some had I seen it.

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  7. Hi!
    there are to options to get it right:
    Use a large flat bowl or a dining plate, fill it with lukewarm water and put the foil on the top. It should float. laquer your nails, bend fingertips towards your palm and dip nails immediately, softly but firm, on the foil. The water works as a cushion and makes your nail laqueur dry quickly, too.

    Alternative B: cutting; spray the foil with hairspray until stiff, layer after layer, thin layers.
    Then cut and shape.

    Third possibility: Use thin loose nails in nylon. laquer in desired colour. let dry. Put a clear topcoat on and press nails on the foil one at time. let dry and lay a topcoat. this works fantastic on gold and silver foils, which you can tore apart and lift with a water-moist brush.

    Greetings and good luck! Mikael, former make-up artist and stylist

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  8. Hi!
    there are to options to get it right:
    Use a large flat bowl or a dining plate, fill it with lukewarm water and put the foil on the top. It should float. laquer your nails, bend fingertips towards your palm and dip nails immediately, softly but firm, on the foil. The water works as a cushion and makes your nail laqueur dry quickly, too.

    Alternative B: cutting; spray the foil with hairspray until stiff, layer after layer, thin layers.
    Then cut and shape.

    Third possibility: Use thin loose nails in nylon. laquer in desired colour. let dry. Put a clear topcoat on and press nails on the foil one at time. let dry and lay a topcoat. this works fantastic on gold and silver foils, which you can tore apart and lift with a water-moist brush.

    Greetings and good luck! Mikael, former make-up artist and stylist

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