Monday, March 28, 2011

Lace Tips

I wanted to try my hand at applying actual lace to my nails. Here's how it turned out:
 The lace trim I bought had only small sections of the honeycomb design. The other areas of the lace were too thick that they wouldn't lie down flat on the nail. So I limited it to utilizing only the honeycomb portions. French tips it is!
 I painted Iced Coffee on my entire nail, waited for it to dry. Freehanded a diagonal french tip using Jules. I then stamped the flowers from Konad m57. Thick coat of Seche Vite then immediately stuck down the lace portion I had already cut to fit into the wet polish. Carefully pressed down any loose areas with the tips of my tweezers. Kiss Nail Art Striper in black along where the lace ended. Another thick coat of Seche Vite!
I only did those three nails because I was just experimenting and I was worried it wouldn't turn out like I planned. I actually really like it though! I wanted to finish off the whole hand, but I have to go to work tomorrow and I'm afraid the lace wouldn't hold up well under frequent handwashing.
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10 comments:

  1. I really like it and I think the honey comb design is perfect for this look!

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  2. very pretty!
    do it again with the fishnet image and it could survive your hand washing!

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  3. This came out really well!! might be more durable with just using stamping though...still, i like that youve been authentic :D - the base colour is gorgeous too x

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  4. I've tried using the fishnet stamp over a flower stamp, and in my opinion the fishnet is too fine. You can't see the flowers at all! I was disappointed when I had tried that combo once before... But I may just have to give it another go. ;)

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  5. ah yeah i understand. the new bundle monster plates have a fishnet image that looks a lot more like the actual lace you used! i can't wait for them to come out.

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  6. I like this one more than the leopard one... Can I make an appointment?!

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  7. Absolutely bayoujac, anytime! :)

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love it! I just added your blog to my blog roll. Come check me out over at www.cherishscupoftea.blogspot.com

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